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An Extended Stay Safe House For Human Trafficking Victims

Two-minute read. We are ready to begin the next step in our plan: which is to open an extended-stay safe-house.  Read More 

Area Confirmations at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

Two-minute read. Saturday April 7, 2018, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of St. Andrew's, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; St. Mary's Kansas City, St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City; and Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs.  Read More 

Area Confirmations at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage

Two-minute read. On Saturday April 21, 2018, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Taking part were members of Christ Church, Springfield; Grace, Carthage; St. Nicholas, Noel; St. Philips Joplin and All Saints, Nevada. Read More 

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Latest Features

General Convention is Coming!

Ten-minute read. How General Convention works, and some idea of what to expect from the 79th Convention of The Episcopal Church. Read More 

General Convention 101

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has produced a handy pictorial guide to General Convention. Follow the links provided to see an online version of the guide, which you can download and print if you wish.  Read More 

Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

Ten-minute read. Most Americans turn a blind eye towards slavery believing it only existed in the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Read More 

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Evangelism

What Are You Doing This Year?

One-minute read. Join us for this year's Book Study Challenge. Read More 

A Bishop Promotes a Renewed Jesus Movement

five-minute read. An interview with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  Read More 

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Christian Formation

How Can You Not Be Changed?

Ten-minute read. Part Two on Deepening Your Relationship with God by Worshiping with Other Faiths.  Read More 

Deepen Your Experience of God by Worshiping With Other Faiths

10 minute read. Carolyn Thompson is deepening her relationship with God by participating in other faith's worship services.   Read More 

Discernment

Discerning a Call: Deacons in Today's Church

10 minute read. What are deacons? What do they do? Where do they come from? And are you called to become a deacon?  Read More 

Bishop Kemper School Offers Resources and Prepares Deacons for Ministry

One-minute read. Workshop for anyone considering a calling to the deaconate.   Read More 

Leadership

General Convention is Coming!

Ten-minute read. How General Convention works, and some idea of what to expect from the 79th Convention of The Episcopal Church. Read More 

We are the Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Five-minute read. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a 133-year-old ministry to men in Episcopal and Anglican churches. Currently, the Brotherhood has over 4,000 members in more than 500 chapters. Read More 

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Education

General Convention 101

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has produced a handy pictorial guide to General Convention. Follow the links provided to see an online version of the guide, which you can download and print if you wish.  Read More 

Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

Ten-minute read. Most Americans turn a blind eye towards slavery believing it only existed in the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Read More 

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Youth

Youth Ministry

Five-minute read.A look back at my first year as diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator plus an introduction to this summer's interns.  Read More 

Diocesan Youth Gathering and the 2017 Bishop's Ball

Five-minute read. What does the birth of Jesus mean to you? What was it like to be a disciple? How can we relate Jesus’ miracles to life today? What was it like to be there when Jesus was nailed to the cross? This year youth and volunteers sought to answer some of these questions at the Diocesan Youth Gathering. Read More 

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