For this webinar, we will gather to share the challenges of the fall campaign and an opportunity to gather new ideas for a successful annual fund appeal. We will be learning from one another!
Three-minute read. Read The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s August 2023 newsletter.
Three-minute read. Read The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s July 2023 newsletter.
Bishop Diane announces that Fr. Charles Everson, Rector of St. Mary’s in Kansas City and Vocations Missioner for the diocese, has been called as Rector of the Church of the Atonement in Chicago.
One-Minute read. Did you know West Missouri has a Spiritual Formation Commission? Put us on your radar.
Three-minute read. Read The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s June 2023 newsletter.
Two-minute read. Today, Bishop Diane accepted the Diocesan Communications Director, Gary Allman’s resignation effective June 30, 2023.
Four-minute read. In an email sent out on May 26, 2023, Bishop Bruce gives an update on the 2024 diocesan budgeting process, provides a first look at, and invites comments on, the draft of the proposed 2024 diocesan budget expenses.
One-minute read. The Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation Policy, and the Clerical Directory have been updated on the diocesan administrative website.
On Monday, June 19, the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission of The Diocese of West Missouri invites anyone able to embark upon a pilgrimage to Park Central Square, Springfield, Missouri, the site of the April 1906 lynching of three African American men, Horace Duncan, Fred Coker, and William Allen.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7 p.m. — Online. Our webinar will focus on careful planning and joyful solicitation. We will discuss 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.
Three-minute read. Read The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s Eastertide 2023 newsletter.
Bishop Diane writes, “I was shocked and appalled to hear of the circumstances surrounding the shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl a few days ago. I am heartened to hear that Ralph has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his wounds…”
In early March, Lay and ordained cures (Church leaders) received an email confirming their enrollment in the Praesidium Academy, and set out the Safe Church Training Certification requirements for The Diocese of West Missouri.
Three-minute read. Diocesan Council Vice President, the Rev. Galen Snodgrass reports on the Council’s progress in preparing the 2024 diocesan budget.
Letter from Bishop Bruce on legislative initiatives targeting transgender individuals and their families
Bishop Diane writes, “In The Episcopal Church, we vow in our Baptismal Covenant to ‘respect the dignity of every human being,’ and to ‘seek and serve Christ in all persons.'” and reiterates The Episcopal Church’s support for transgender individuals and their families.
Two-minute read. Las solicitudes de subvenciones de la Nueva Comunidad Episcopal están abiertas para diócesis y promotores de misiones que conciben, planifican o desarrollan nuevas comunidades de culto y empresas misionales en toda la Iglesia.
Two-minute read. New Episcopal Community grant applications are open for dioceses and mission developers who are envisioning, planning, or growing new worshipping communities and missional enterprises throughout the church.
Ordination Process page updated, Discernment Handbook temporarily withdrawn, Discernment Timeline added
One-minute read. As part of a review of the Ordination Process the Ordination Process page has been updated and a new Discernment Timeline page added. The Discernment Handbook has been temporarily withdrawn while it is reviewed and updated.
Updated information for the Secretary to Convention, Intake Officer (Including a new Intake Officer Poster), and the Clerical Directory
We have a new Secretary to Convention and Intake Officer. The Contact Us and Intake Officer pages have been updated, and a new Intake Officer poster produced. The Clerical Directory has also been brought up-to-date with the latest changes we have on file.