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In The September 2018 Issue

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Latest News

NERM Day Out

1 minute read. NERM churches visit Warm Springs Ranch Read More 

New Regional Youth Ministry Coordinators

5 minute read. Meet our two new Regional Youth Coordinators, Krist Heuett and Meredith Seaton Read More 

September's Ordinations

5 minute read. Kim Taube and Warren Swenson were ordained into the priesthood on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Read More 

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Latest Features

A New Curacy Program to Attract Younger Priests

10 minute read. In the next 3-5 years when one quarter of our seminary prepared priests will retire. The Diocese of West Missouri is actively seeking funding for a new Curacy Program to attract and retain younger clergy. Read More 

Courses for Licensed Evangelism and Christian Formation Roles

5 minute read. The Bishop Kemper School for Ministry has put together courses to prepare potential licensees in Evangelism and Christian Formation. Read More 

Clover House, providing space for healing and hope

5 minute read. Clover House is an oasis, providing healing and rest to young women sorely in need of a safe place to stay. Created by Saint Francis Community Services, the program provides restorative, residential care for female adolescent survivors of sex trafficking.  Read More 

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Evangelism

Epic Tales and the Diocesan Convention

8 minute read. What is an epic story? What makes an epic story epic? And how does that link to the Diocesan Convention? Read More 

Courses for Licensed Evangelism and Christian Formation Roles

5 minute read. The Bishop Kemper School for Ministry has put together courses to prepare potential licensees in Evangelism and Christian Formation. Read More 

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Christian Formation

Courses for Licensed Evangelism and Christian Formation Roles

5 minute read. The Bishop Kemper School for Ministry has put together courses to prepare potential licensees in Evangelism and Christian Formation. Read More 

How Can You Not Be Changed?

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

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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

New Regional Youth Ministry Coordinators

5 minute read. Meet our two new Regional Youth Coordinators, Krist Heuett and Meredith Seaton Read More 

Camp WEMO 2018

5 minute read. Here's a rundown on what happened at this year's Camp WEMO. Read More 

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