texas annual assembly





Our journeys do not always follow straight paths. For this reason, we sometimes drift off course requiring the navigator to set a fresh point of reference to recalibrate the navigation system. While on mission, we are faced with circumstances beyond our control and distractions that can set us off course. When this happens, vision leaks, mission drifts and passion chills. 


Since the events of 2020, many of us are trying to navigate a way back to what once seemed normal. In so doing, we often end up with old ministry models that are not effective today. Others, who are trying to find a new way of ministry, are, instead, met with roadblocks. The Recalibrate conference will give us an opportunity to view ministry through a different lens. This year’s theme is, ‘True North.’ For the local church, Jesus Christ is True North- the singular point from which everything in life is to radiate. The Bible makes this clear from Genesis to Revelation. 


The mission that Jesus Christ gave to the local church is the compass that will help us get there. True North is our fixed point in a spinning and chaotic world that helps us stay on track as leaders. Just as a compass point at a fixed point on the globe, our churches True North pulls us forward. It guides us on the path to our destination and helps us stay on track to become a discipleship-making machine that will multiply. 


At the 2023 Texas Annual Assembly, participants will learn effective ministry strategies and be equipped with the tools needed to find our True North. We will embrace vibrant worship, be inspired by powerful messages, and be equipped during interactive breakout sessions, all to help us recalibrate. 


I am very excited to be gathering with you as we journey to learn and grow together!


- Efrain Cirilo

Texas State Administrator 


Parkgate Community Church

3715 Preston Ave, 

Pasadena, TX 77505


Wake Worship

Our time of worship will be led by Wake Worship. Come with expectant hearts ready to encounter the presence of God together. 

TSA Gospel Choir

The TSA Gospel Choir will lead us in singing Heritage Hymns as we unite in a glorious time of worship!



Mentor the Next Generation:

Pastor Ken Merrifield has a heart for the next generation and has worked extensively in helping the local church start an effective mentor program that increases engagement and makes disciples.

Reaching Next Gen Using Online Tools:

Pastor Josh Gosney has years of experience in effectively reaching the next generation using online tools.  He will educate us on how to formulate a strategic plan to reach others using online tools. Learn how to utilize church websites, social media platforms, YouTube channel, church apps and much more.

Disciple the Next Generation (Kids Ministry):

Children’s Director, Megan Cirilo, will provide practical strategies on how to implement an effective kids’ ministry.

Disciple the Next Generation (Youth & Young Adult Ministry):

Youth & Young Adult Director, Phill Conchola, will provide effective strategies on reaching the next generation in your local community.

How to Mobilize the Church to Reach Your Community:

Tim Celek is a veteran church leader at Stadia Church Planting Network. He is passionate about reaching the ONE. In this session, church leaders will learn how to mobilize their congregation to repeatedly reach and grow their ONEs (Luke 15) and teach them to do the same. Learn practical ways for your church to reach those who are far from God.

Reach Your Community Using Ministry Insight: 

Pastor Handel Smith will give an interactive presentation utilizing a data tool called MissionInsite. MissionInsite is a web based analytical tool providing community demographic information designed to empower churches with the tools they need to visualize and cultivate their current and prospective members, donors and volunteers.

How to Make Disciples in Your Context (Spanish):

Anderson University’s Ramon Rivera will give us practical strategies on how to make disciples in your context. (Spanish Track)

Church Finances & Compliance: 

Tommy Lieng from Churchbooks will help guide you to an effective approach of church finances and wise stewardship. Learn how to stay in compliance and implement a strategic plan for effective and practical financial management.


Friday, November 3rd


12:00 PM - Registration Opens

Session 1

1:00 - 2:30 PM - Main Session 1


2:30 - 2:45 PM - Break

Session 2

2:45 - 3:45 PM - Main Session 2


3:45 - 4:00 PM - Break

Assembly Business Meeting

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Business Meeting - Credentialed Ministers Only

Hotel Check-in

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Hotel Check-in


6:00 - 7:00 PM - Dinner

Session 3

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Main Session 3 - Ordination Service

Fellowship / Dessert

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Fellowship / Dessert

Saturday, November 4th

New Arrivals Registration

8:30 AM - New Arrivals Registration at the Door

Session 4

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Main Session 4


10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break & Refreshments 

Session 5 - Breakouts

10:15 - 11:00 AM - Breakouts

  • Mentor the Next Generation 
  • Reaching Next Gen Using Online Tools
  • Disciple the Next Generation (Kids & Youth Ministry)
  • How to Mobilize the Church to Reach Your Community
  • How to Make Disciples in Your Context (Spanish)
  • Reach Your Community Using MissionInsiteTM
  • Church Finances & Compliance with Church Books


11:00 - 11:05 AM - Break

Session 6 - Breakouts

11:05 - 11:50 AM - Breakouts 

  • Mentor the Next Generation
  • Reaching Next Gen Using Online Tools
  • Disciple the Next Generation ( Kids & Youth Ministry)
  • How to Mobilize the Church to Reach Your Community
  • How to Make Disciples in Your Context (Spanish)
  • Reach Your Community Using MissionInsiteTM 
  • Church Finances & Compliance with Church Books

Session 7

12:00 - 12:30 PM - Main Session 7


Fairfield Inn & Suites

3640 East Sam Houston Parkway South Pasadena, Texas 77505

To receive TXM discount book by October 20, 2023


$115/King or Two Queens 

Call 832-664-8870, say "CGCS"


5150 East Sam Houston Pkwy S, Pasadena, TX 77505

To receive TXM discount book by October 13, 2023


$109/King or $119/Two Queens 

Call 281-925-3700, say "Texas Ministries"