Vestries, Bishop’s Committees and other lay leaders undertake important administrative responsibilities in West Missouri’s churches. Look here for the latest Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church and The Diocese of West Missouri. Find the business manual and diocesan policies and procedures for a variety of topics along with required forms and instructions. Resources on this page support the work of pastoral leaders with updated directives concerning worship and pastoral care.

Other Resources


Bishop’s Visitation

Clergy Available for Supply


Constitution and Canons

Pastoral Directions

Diocesan Annual Convention

Bishop’s Committee

Diocesan Policies


Diocesan Prayer Cycle (current)

Human Resources

Hiring & Staff

Safeguarding and Misconduct Prevention

“Updates Coming Soon” … in the interim, contact Elaine Gilligan for online enrollment.

Lay Licensed Ministries


Guidelines and Requirements

Application Forms

Background Request Forms can be found in the HR section

Certificates are only available from the password-protected clergy area of this website.

Other Documents

Misconduct Prevention

Sample Letters of Agreement

Samples for Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation


General Church



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