In an age of declining membership in mainline churches, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas is bucking the trend. Memberships and attendance are up, and people everywhere are beginning to look to this diocese as a powerful model for how denominations can truly be of value to their member churches.
Reclaiming the Great Commission presents the inspiring story of how the Episcopal Diocese of Texas adopted a missionary model that transformed it into a "community of miraculous expectation". The authors, key leaders in this transformation, argue that denominations need to actively unite all regional member churches and enable them to recapture the sense of being part of a larger mission: the Great Commission of spreading the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. With this invaluable guide, both individual congregations and the region as a whole can be renewed and strengthened.