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.

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Church Business

Samples for Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

Continuing Education

Other Documents

Clergy Available for Supply

Constitution and Canons

Canonical Structure

Pastoral Directions


Business & General

Liturgical Directives



Photo & Video Release and Licenses

Prayer Cycle

Human Resources

Hiring & Staff

Safeguarding and Misconduct Prevention

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

Lay Licensed Ministries


Guidelines and Requirements

Application Forms

Lay Licensed Ministry Certificates

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Background Request Forms can be found in the HR section


See also the Liturgical Directives section in the Diocesan Tab, above. For information on the ordination process visit this page.




Misconduct Prevention


General Church


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