West Missouri’s Communications Director oversees the communications functions of the diocese which include the news and events website – New Spirit, the church administration site, the main diocesan website, and diocesan social media channels.

The Communications Director is available to provide direct support to congregations and their staff members or volunteers in charge of communications. The offerings include annual presentations at the Bishop’s Days, presentations at the convention Gathering, and resources distributed via a Facebook Group.  Help is available to advise churches on building and maintaining their websites.

Important – if you are responsible or involved in any communications or church administration activity at your church please join the  Facebook Group.

Church Connect

Church Connect is the ‘re-branding’ and morphing of the existing WEMO Communicators group into a combined Communicators and administrators group in recognition of the cross-over between the two activities.

Daily drop-in Sessions Mon. – Thurs. 11 a.m. – Noon.

The Bishop’s staff are available online Monday – Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon to answer your questions. Join us online, or you can call in by phone.

Online presence


Social Media

Communications resources

Below are a set of links to content developed within the diocese. We’ve also included useful links to various external communications resources from The Episcopal Church and affiliated organizations.

Communications articles

  • The following bulletin text has been supplied by Episcopal Relief & Development. Please consider including it in your electronic and printed bulletins. The post Hurricane Ida bulletin insert appeared first on New Spirit.
  • Starting Friday, September 3, we are changing the daily drop-in, online Church Connect schedule. The post Church Connect drop-in sessions, schedule changes appeared first on New Spirit.
  • One-minute read. A list of four resources to help church leaders in West Missouri. The post Church leaders — Four things you should know appeared first on New Spirit.
  • One-minute read. Images of the prayer cycle text are now available in advance for churches to download and share. The post Diocesan Prayer Cycle images are now available to churches in advance appeared first on New Spirit.
  • Two-minute read. One of the unfortunate realities of pandemic ministry is that church leaders have, by necessity, spent too much time scrambling and not enough time reflecting. That certainly describes my own experience as a parish priest who literally had to turn a brick and mortar institution into a virtual one overnight. The post Hybrid […]


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