“Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. A primary path to such discipleship is to walk with Christ to the cross and beyond.”
– Bishop Mike Lowry, Episcopal Leader of the Central Texas Conference UMC
Central to the Christian faith is a conviction that we cannot get to Easter except through the cross.We have crosses on our altars for a reason! The Apostle Paul put it bluntly: “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I didn’t come preaching God’s secrets to you like I was an expert in speech or wisdom. I had made up my mind not to think about anything while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and to preach him as crucified” (I Corinthians 2:1-2).

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