Church Leadership

From Bishop Bruce: 2024 Budget Process – May Update

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.

Juneteenth Pilgrimage to Springfield lynching site

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.

Webinar: Getting Ready for Your Fall Stewardship Campaign

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.

Letter from Bishop Bruce on the shooting of Ralph Yarl

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…”

Safe Church, Safe Communities information issued

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. 

Grant applications open for new Episcopal communities

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.

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