Lake Travis UMC- 1502 RR 620 North

Austin, Texas 78734

Saturday, February 13

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshop registration requested by February 3rd, 2016

To register for workshops, click here 

Rev. Jasmine Smothers is the keynote speaker for the Capital District leadership training. While there are 10 workshops, we will highlight two of them here.


Undoin RacismPISAB-logoIntroduction to Undoing Racism & Community Organizing

Charlotte Caples 


Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, a 2.5 day Undoing Racism intensive training challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. In this Introduction to Undoing Racism® Community Organizing, participants will gain an understanding of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, its vision and a foundation for how the Institute helps individuals, communities, organizations and institutions move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes of racism so as to create a more just and equitable society.


therefore_goUMC General Conference Legislation

Abel Vega

This workshop will provide an overview of General Conference 2016, the legislative process and framework of key legislative proposals as well as the Jurisdictional Conference episcopal election process. It will look at the emerging shifts of the UMC as a global church and its relationship to the mission field.  With this backdrop, conversation will be facilitated regarding implications, challenges, and opportunities for the Rio Texas Conference UMC in the 21st century in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.   Workshop participants can visit to familiarize themselves with General Conference 2016.

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