News for Clergy

Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

One-minute read. Are you a young adult between the ages of 25 & 40? Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you looking to deepen your spiritual connections through prayer and worship? Are you looking to help build the community of young adults in the diocese?  Would you like to join an incredible adventure?

Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

Two-minute read. During Diocesan Convention it was my pleasure as Vice President of Diocesan Council to share the hard work that’s been done throughout the past eleven months toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and adopting a solid plan for ministry driven by mission and vision. Read on to find out more.

Be SMART for the Holidays

One-minute read. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here again – along with the planning, the prepping and the packing. If you’re one of the millions of families who will be visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage.

Church Financial Audit Policy Reminder

In an effort to comply with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Bruce is instructing all churches to complete audits of their finances annually. In addition, the bishop is instructing all churches to submit a copy of the completed audit by August 1 each year, ahead of the September 1 deadline.

Diakoneo Magazine November, 2022

15-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Meet West Missouri’s latest deacons

Eight-minute read. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Vicky Anderson, Adam James, and Barbara Wegener were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to find out a little bit about their respective journeys of faith.

Website Updates

One-minute read. Details of some recent website updates to the diocesan administrative website.

CANCELED: Clergy spouse family recipe potluck 

When: October 1, 2022. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 404 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
For: Clergy spouses
Greetings again from Steve Bruce to our clergy spouse community. I’m looking forward to spending some time in Missouri in October. The idea is to bring a family dish and recipe to share and to share a story about the recipe.

Diakoneo Magazine August, 2022

15-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Fr. Steve Wilson

Believing in the Communion of Saints and the Resurrection to Life Everlasting, we ask your prayers for the Rev. Steven C. Wilson, who passed into Larger Life Sunday, February 13, in Carthage.

Diakoneo Magazine February, 2022

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Staff Update, January 13, 2022

Two-minute read. We have two staff changes taking place at the end of January. Josh Trader, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth Ministry Development, and the Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Fasel, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development, will be leaving the bishop’s staff.

Diakoneo Magazine November, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Diakoneo Magazine August, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

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