WELCOME BRAZOS CONDRA!
It is official—we have hired a new full-time Associate Minister of Youth and
Education! We are very pleased to welcome Brazos Condra to our church staff.
Brazos has served as full-time Youth/Associate Minister for the past four years at
First Christian Church in Lufkin TX. His duties there included Youth ministry,
Children’s ministry, and working with the pastor and staff in other ministry areas
including leading in weekly worship and all special worship services.
While in Lufkin, Brazos has been invited into leadership roles in the North East Area
youth camping and rallies program, serving as Chi Rho Council Chair, Vice Chair,
and Chair of the Youth Rep Council (high school-age leaders like our Central Area
Officers). He has worked as a camp director, been a leader at the last two Disciples
Mission Trips which our youth attended, and just finished a week at Christian Youth
Leadership Seminar along with our own Graham Watson. We are very excited about
this opportunity to bring full-time staff leadership to our church’s youth ministry, by
a young man with strong experience and a deep passion for serving Christ.
Brazos grew up in Abilene, so this is a coming-home move for him. He attended
Abilene High School along with our friend Brett Coe. He graduated from ACU in
2001 with a degree in Business Administration—and with a wonderful wife, Katie!
Brazos and Katie have a 4 year old daughter Avonlea, and a 2 year old son Pecos.
Brazos is an active outdoorsman, a fine singer and song-leader, enjoys acting/drama,
and has worked in pottery-making. He also served for 7 years in volunteer leadership
for ACU Leadership Camps. He is a Commissioned Minister in the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ).
On Sunday evening, October 5, we will host a worship service for the Stone-Campbell Dialogue, a gathering of Disciples of Christ and Church of Christ folk interested in dialogue, understanding and Christian unity. The worship begins in our sanctuary at 6pm, and a sandwich meal and conversation will follow in our Activity Center.
The Dialogue will consist of a full day of workshops, lectures and additional meals held on the ACU campus on Monday, October 6. To register for this important event, register with this link
The CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 12, at 2pm at Nelson Park and the Abilene Zoo! Come by the church for a donations packet so that you can help raise funds to fight world hunger, and plan to walk with church and community friends (and the animals!) on Oct. 12.
We provide interpretation for the deaf at the "Grace Falls" worship service at 9:00am on Sundays, and also the "Signs of Life" deaf adult Sunday school class.
"Connecting Caring Communities" of Abilene offices on the second floor of the Perry Center Building. Learn all about CCC at www.wecareabilene.org