Church Leadership

Proclaiming Your Mission – Making the Case for Stewardship

When: May 14, 2022, 11 a.m.
Where: Online.
For: Stewardship committees and anyone interested in stewardship.
Join The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) for this webinar on creating materials, brochures, and case statements that communicate your values and showcase your ministry.

Leadership Essentials – Human Resources

Where: Online
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.

New direct telephone numbers for diocesan staff

Two-minute read. The diocesan staff have switched to a new digital telephone exchange and system. This has allowed us to provide both staff based in the Diocesan Center, and remote staff with direct numbers which will automatically connect to them wherever they are working.

One in the Spirit; One in the Lord

Two-minute read. Episcopalians and Lutherans throughout the Midwest came together in Kansas City on March 25, 2022, to celebrate 20 years of our Call to Common Mission.

Leadership Essentials Session 2 – Administration

50-minute video. Join Emily Davenport (Bishop’s Executive Assistant) and Gary Allman (Communications Director), for the second installment of Leadership Essentials, where we focused on Church Administration with a little bit of communications thrown in.

Leadership Essentials Session 1 – Church Finance

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.

Leadership Essentials – Church Administration

Where: Online
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.

Leadership Essentials – Church Finance

Where: Online
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.

Solicite ahora las becas educativas de la Iglesia Episcopal 2022-2023

One-minute read. Se están aceptando solicitudes para una amplia variedad de becas educativas de la Iglesia Episcopal para el año académico 2022-2023. La fecha límite para solicitarlas es el 10 de abril. Todos los solicitantes deben ser episcopales.

Diakoneo Magazine February, 2022

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

Apply now for Episcopal Church 2022-2023 educational scholarships

One-minute read. Applications are being accepted for a wide variety of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church for the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline to apply is April 10. All applicants must be Episcopalian.

Church Connect Daily Drop-ins to cease Thursday, January 27, 2022

One-minute read. Our online Church Connect daily drop-in sessions will finish on January 27, 2022. As always, diocesan staff will be available to answer questions via email or telephone at any time during office hours 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bishop Bruce – Phishing/spoofing attempts

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.

Hybrid Church – A Way Forward for Church Leaders

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.

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