Ministry

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.

International Outreach Grant (IOG) Program, 50:50 donation match

Two-minute read. The Diocese of West Missouri has long maintained a strong conviction to support international outreach, specifically as defined by the Millennium Development Goals established by the Episcopal Church at its general convention in 2000. The intent is to reduce the number of people around our world who live in extreme poverty.

The Cross – February 2022

One-minute read. The February edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

Supporting partners after tornadoes in the Central US

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with Episcopal dioceses in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck this past weekend.

November issue of Lamplight

One-minute read. The November issue of Lamplight, Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster program newsletter is available to read online.

Episcopal Relief & Development Launches Year-End Match Campaign to Support Transformative Work in Priority Areas of Women, Children, and Climate

Two-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is kicking off its annual Year-End Match, offering supporters the opportunity to transform lives with twice the impact this holiday season. Thanks to a very generous group of donors, contributions that Episcopal Relief & Development receives between now and the end of the year will be doubled, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $650,000.

St. Michael’s Necessity Pantry, a small pantry serving a large need

Three-minute read. The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael’s, Independence began in 2000 when several members saw the need to provide toiletries to individuals receiving food assistance. It has since grown into a community resource providing an array of personal care items.  After suspending operations in March 2020 due to the pandemic, a group of dedicated volunteers developed a plan to reopen the pantry as a drive-through.

Episcopal Service Corps seeks applicants for 2022-23 service year

One-minute read. The Episcopal Church invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 interested in a transformative outreach and discernment experience to consider applying to the Episcopal Service Corps for its 2022-23 service year.

The Episcopal Church offers a new Global Mission Digital Toolkit

Two-minute read. The Global Mission Digital Toolkit is now available. Launched on World Mission Sunday, which was observed on the last Sunday after Epiphany, February 14, this resource is a collaboration between The Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships (OGP), the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN), and the Standing Commission on World Mission (SCWM).

International Outreach Grant Program – IOG

One-minute read. Did you know that each year The Diocese of West Missouri sets aside funds to match financial gifts from parishes to worthy overseas causes? We call this the International Outreach Grant (IOG) program.

Lay Licenses Due for Renewal March 2020

One-minute read. This is the year for renewal of the lay licenses of Worship Leaders and Pastoral Leaders. It is also a great time of year to take some time and consider lay licensing opportunities that are available.

The varied work of the Commission on Ministry

Six-minute read. The Commission on Ministry (COM) is a key part of the leadership and ministry of our diocese. Fr. Bill Fasel explains what the Commission on Ministry does.

Spiritual Complacency

Three-minute read. Mike McDonnell argues that we are in danger of letting our complacency put our Christian heritage and our faith’s future at risk.

A Year in Africa – Settling in

12-minute read. In this second installment on her experiences working for the Peace Corps, we join join Julia Taylor as she settles into her new home and role in Mbale, Uganda.

Scroll to Top