Watch this recording of the September 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s “Still Time for Success” webinar where the group shared their successes and challenges with this year’s annual campaign fund.
The Rev. Bradley Hauff, the Indigenous Missioner for the Episcopal Church, came to Kansas City on August 5 to discuss the connection between Indigenous people, Christianity, and the Episcopal church.
Episcopal Relief & Development shares how faith leaders in Liberia are taking a stand against gender-based violence and what it means to fight for equality.
Five-minute read. Brett Kynard, St. Augustine’s Church Historian writes about the church’s early days as a Mission Church, prior to its full admission to The Diocese of West Missouri.
One-hour video. Watch this recording of the June 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s Year Round Stewardship webinar where they shared ways to engage your leaders and members, structuring your campaign to acknowledge that not all give in the same way, different ways of asking, and including gratitude and follow-up.
Four-minute read. During Pride Month, the life of Saint Marinos provides much to reflect on. St. Marinos was a transgender man and a 6th-century monk. He was added to the Episcopal Liturgical Calendar in 2022.
Three-minute read. Diocesan Archivist, Fr. Chandler Jackson, provides some guidelines on what to keep in your church archives, how long to keep certain documents, and how to keep things.
Five-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development shares their first-hand experience on the importance of the Episcopal Asset Map and how the collaborative project between Episcopal Relief & Development and The Episcopal Church allows congregations to respond to disasters in the most under-resourced and unrepresented communities in the US.
Three-minute read. AEDs are an important piece of rescue equipment that can improve the survival of cardiac events. It’s important for you to review and maintain your AED equipment each year. Here’s what you need to know.
Four-minute read. Read about the connection between Episcopalians, hunting, fishing, and ministry. You are invited to join the inaugural meeting of the West Missouri Chapter of the Order of Naucratius on May 25 at Grace Carthage.
Three-minute read. Amy Kenny, the author of ‘My Body Is Not A Prayer Request’, takes us into the world of what it is like to be a disabled Christian and her interactions with the Church (and with society in general) as a disabled person.
Three-minute read. Diocesan Council Vice President, the Rev. Galen Snodgrass reports on the Council’s progress in preparing the 2024 diocesan budget.
Six-minute read. We need urgent action TODAY urging the Emerging Issues Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives to vote ‘DO NOT PASS’ on HB 485, which will force churches to allow concealed carry in church buildings unless signage is posted at every entrance banning guns.
One-hour video. Watch this recording of the March 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s Year Round Stewardship webinar where they shared best practices and ideas for a variety of activities to provide stewardship education and bolster the idea of giving not only money but also the time and talent without which our parishes cannot function.
Three-minute read. The Diocese of West Missouri Peace and Justice Committee is teaming up with the Missioner for Gun Violence from the Diocese of Missouri to attend the lawmaker Advocacy Day for common sense gun legislation in Jefferson City. We would like to invite you and anyone in your parish who is interested in gun safety legislation to join us.
Three-minute read. The fifth and final step in the Be SMART program is “T” Tell Your Peers to Be SMART.
Two-minute read. The fourth step in the Be SMART program is “R” Recognize the Role of Guns in Suicide. Firearm suicide is uniquely lethal — 90 percent of suicide attempts using a gun end in death and half of suicides in the US are gun suicides.
53-minute video. Watch this recording of the January 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s Annual Campaign webinar where they shared best practices, reflected on recent stewardship campaigns from around the diocese, and took a first look at planning for 2023’s pledge drives.