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The Discovery Series

The Discovery Series: A Christian Journey is an educational program for confirmation preparation as well as continuing Christian formation. Developed by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and throughout The Episcopal Church, the program is now available without cost in English and Spanish. Video segments may be downloaded or streamed. Facilitator’s pages and participants’ pages are available in PDF format for easy download.

No training is needed in order to facilitate the program as detailed instructions are included in the facilitator’s pages for each video segment. Further information can be found here ( about different ways in which to use the program. Please contact Carol E. Barnwell at 713.353.2140 with any questions.

Download Participants' Guide and Facilitator's Guide at

Course One: A Journey of Faith – Segment 4: The Baptismal Covenant

Baptism is one of two main sacraments in the Episcopal Church. It is the means in which we become part of the family of God. There are two components to a sacrament – a visible one (in this case water) and an invisible one (in this case forgiveness of sins and a new life in Christ.) The Baptismal Covenant includes a statement of belief and promises made to God and the Christian family to live into the teachings of Jesus and our call to ministry in the Great Commandment and Great Commission.