Texas Episcopal Service Corps

Houston, TX

Texas Episcopal Service Corps is a year-long fellowship that encourages intentional mission community in the city of Houston. The program provides the time and space for young adults to work for social justice, grow as leaders, and live in community.


Why Texas? More than just ten-gallon hats and rodeos, Texas boasts a myriad of universities and colleges, world-class theaters and museums, an excellent food scene, a light rail system, relatively low cost of living, and a high job growth rate. Houston is the third largest city in the U.S. and is considered the land of opportunity for many. As a large metropolitan city, however, Houston wrestles with systems of institutionalized injustice and socially, economically, and environmentally unsustainable practices ingrained into its fiber.

Corp members spend a year exploring an alternative to this unsustainable lifestyle. Just as the bayous that wrap through downtown provide an oasis and reminder that Texas is more than the heat, traffic, and concrete, members work to demonstrate and uncover the beauty and capacity for leadership and change in this great city.

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Corps members will serve August – July. Key components of this program are:

  • 40 hours a week in a local non-profit agency
  • Living in community
  • Living simply
  • Actively participating in a faith community

Benefits for corps members include:

  • Housing
  • Grocery Budget
  • Public Transit
  • Personal Stipend
  • Health Insurance
  • $2,000 End of Service Award