Three-Minute read.Take a look at these five user-friendly Lenten resources for church and home.
Three-minute read. In response to the past year’s unprecedented events, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2021 Lenten Meditations share deeply personal reflections on the theme of lament from a diverse group of writers. Many of the authors share experiences related to a variety of issues, including disease, violence, racial injustice, and poverty.
Two-minute read. We are offering a free email account, the Microsoft Office Suite, and 1 TB of online file storage to churches with limited resources. The 2020 Communications budget includes providing up to twenty-six churches with an email address based on their website address and a license for the Microsoft 365 suite of programs.
One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.
One-minute read. An email was sent to all non-parochial clergy requesting a report on their 2020 ministry. This email was also sent to licensed members of our clergy family to allow them to request to be re-licensed. If you are a non-parochial or licensed member of our clergy team but did not receive the email or have questions, please contact Emily Davenport firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a reminder to contact Elaine Gilligan with any changes to your organization’s payroll.
One-minute read. What has been learned about leading worship and music from six months of COVID-19 disruption? What is at stake theologically and pastorally? And perhaps most importantly, how are we being made new in this wilderness?
Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A two-parish farm ministry, Deacon bridges race & economic status as Poor People’s Campaign leader, Zambia ministry follow-up, and more!
One-minute read. Every year, some lay licenses expire on March 1st. In 2021, Catechist and Preacher licenses will all expire on March 1st. Anyone holding those licenses will need to submit a renewal application any time after January 1st.
20-minute read. Diocesan Council minutes for the meeting held in August were approved at Saturday’s (October 11) council meeting. The minutes and the 2019 Audit Report have been uploaded to the Diocesan Website.
Three-minute read. 2020 Stewardship Resources are ready for download. Register for webinars on Planned Giving & People-Focused Giving.
Ten-minute read. Diocesan Council minutes for the council’s special meeting held on July 6, 2020, have been published on the diocesan website.
One-minute read. When the current diocesan website was first built over six years ago it had a couple of dozen pages or so. Now it has grown to over 270. With all that growth, the content has become more difficult to find and increasingly difficult to manage and update. This summer we have started work on moving all the administrative content to office.diowestmo.org.
One-minute Read. We have recently received a few inquiries from people and churches seeking information and resources for lessons and bulletins for their churches. As it has been a while since we discussed the resources available for congregations and groups, here’s a quick summary.
One-minute read. With the increasing likelihood of an online diocesan Annual Convention this year, thought has turned to the legal preparations required to enable online voting.
Four-minute read. Friction. It’s a marketing term used to describe all the little things we do (or don’t do) that make it harder for someone to buy a product, or in the case of our churches and ministries, make a donation. Let’s face it, if it’s too hard, it isn’t going to happen. So what are you going to do about it? Oh, and a minor rant (or two).
Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.
Two-minute read. The Sewanee Ministry Collaborative is seeking clergy applicants as participants and conveners. The Collaborative is a mutual mentoring program designed to help clergy flourish in their chosen ministries.