Diocesan News

Lent 2020 Promotion

We are collecting details of your church’s pre-Lenten activities and Lenten programs. Fill in the online form with the details and we will promote the events here and on Social media.

Intern Opportunities

One-minute read. Interns are highly valued team members of The Diocese of West Missouri’s Formation programs. The Summer Intern program has two places available for young adults who graduated high school in 2019 or earlier. The new Ministry Intern is for young adults, at least 21 years old and who have discerned a call to ministry.

Bishop's Days 2020

This event is essential for those who are new in their role as rector, vicar, priest in charge, or interim; all new and returning vestry and bishop’s committee members; church administrators, and anyone interested in church leadership.

2019 Convention Round-up

Five-minute read. A quick summary of the key items from the 2019 Diocesan Convention business session.

What has the diocese done for us?

15 Minute video. This year’s Plan for Ministry video focused on some of the behind-the-scenes work of the diocese and diocesan staff. The video was first presented at the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Deacon Sherrill Russel Receives St. Stephen’s Award

Two-minute read. Congratulations to Deacon Sherrill Russel for receiving the St. Stephen Award for her service as a committed deacon and her outstanding work as a natural evangelist and pastoral minister.

Bishop Marty’s Sermon at the 2019 Convention Eucharist

23 minute video, and transcription. Bishop Marty’s sermon delivered during the Holy Eucharist celebrating the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Nominees for Diocesan Council

One-minute read. The slate of two clergy and four lay nominees for election to Diocesan Council has been published on the Convention Website.

Nominees for Standing Committee

One-minute read. The slate of seven clergy and seven lay nominees for election to Standing Committee has been published on the Convention Website.

2020 Draft Plan for Ministry

Three-minute read. The 2020 Plan for Ministry was published on September 30, and it is available to read online or download and print. Follow the link below to see the complete document. Read on for the full text of Bishop’s Marty’s introduction to the plan.

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