One-minute read. Calling all bi-vocation priests and deacons. Apply today for the ‘Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry 2022-2023 Courses!’
Two-minute read. Planning for the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri began back in January. following a lot of discussion and reflection by the Convention Planning Team, along with lots of details, a convention theme, and an outline schedule for this year’s convention has been set.
When: May 5, 7 p.m.
For: Church Administrators, Clergy, Senior Wardens, Bishop Wardens
Legislation, taxes, insurance, and pensions, are a few of the HR balls you may have to juggle. There is no doubting that the scope of things you need to be aware of to manage human resources is many and varied. Elaine Gilligan the diocesan Human Resource Administrator and Finance Assistant is here to help you.
45-minute video. Diocesan Treasurer, Tom Kokjer and Finance Administrator, Ron Weil lead an informal discussion on church finances, share what they have learned over the years, and chat about how they can help. They review covenanted portions, the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, discretionary funds, audits, and more.
When: March 31, 1 p.m.
For: Church administrators and anyone with church administration responsibilities.
Join Emily Davenport (Bishop’s Assistant) and Gary Allman (Communications Director) online at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, for the second installment of Leadership Essentials, when we’ll focus on Church Administration.
When: March 24, 7 p.m.
For: Treasurers, Finance Committees, Clergy, staff and volunteers with financial duties
Join us for an informal discussion on church finances, and we’ll share what we’ve learned over the years and chat about how we can help. We’ll look at covenanted portions, the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, discretionary funds, audits, and anything else that you need help with.
One-minute read. Once again we are seeing an increase in phishing attempts, this time the criminals are pretending to be Bishop Bruce. Please note that none of the diocesan staff will contact you asking for funds or gift cards. Please be vigilant for emails and texts purporting to come from the bishop or any other clergy.
Three-minute read. In Hybrid Church – A Way Forward for Church Leaders, the Rev. Tim Schenck explores the changes that the church has adopted during the pandemic and the effects of these changes. These technological innovations are viewed by some as temporary stopgaps (to be given up when all of this is over), by others as welcome improvements that should be kept.