This page provides a central point for links to nearly all the administrative resources clergy, vestries, bishop’s committees, church administrators, and church leaders should need. Check here for the latest Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church and The Diocese of West Missouri. You will find the business manual and diocesan policies and procedures for a variety of topics along with required forms and instructions. The resources on this page also support the work of pastoral leaders with updated directives concerning worship and pastoral care.
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Samples for Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation
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To ensure that copies of these documents are only made available to people with a genuine need to access them, copies will be made available upon receipt of request.
Hiring & Staff
Sample Letters of Agreement
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Lay Licensed Ministries
Guidelines and requirements
Lay Licensed Ministry certificates
These files require a password to open them. Need the password? Contact at BishopsAssistant@diowestmo.org
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.
- See Human Resources (HR) tab above
If you spot any broken links, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can fix them — thank you.
- Best Practices for Parochial Archives
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(where to go to get help)
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- Bishop’s Visitation and Area Confirmation Schedule through August 2021
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Some general resources providing bulletin inserts, lessons and sermons that can be used by churches and small groups without the resources to create their own.
Diocesan council minutes for the meetings held between June 2021 and March 2022 have been approved and published.
Diocesan Council Minutes of March 22, 2022.
Diocesan Council Minutes of February 12, 2022.
Tentative schedule (subject to change) Friday, November 4, 2022 6-7 p.m. Registration 7 – 8:30 p.m. Convention Eucharist 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Reception and Registration Saturday, November 5, 2022 TBA a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Business session 11:45 Noonday Prayer and Necrology Noon. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Business session, followed by a commissioning service, prayers, and blessing. Business Session agenda Details to be published when available. Updates 05-16-2022. Page Created
Latest Announcements Pre-Convention Information and Resources Convention 2022 Help & Essential Information Annual Convention Journals Committees of Convention Explained Church Support Convention Report Format and Submission Resolution Example and Submission Convention Registration(Registration closed) Nominations and Elections(Nominations closed) 2021 Convention Website Annual Convention 2022 Information and Resources Convention Schedule & Business Session Agenda Draft Minutes of the 2021 Convention Diocesan Council Nominees Standing Committee Nominees Reports Resolutions Received Draft 2023 Plan for Ministry COVID-19 Assumption of RiskRelease and Waiver Procedure and Rules of Order(2021) Convention Eucharist & Ordination About Annual Convention Post-Convention Information and Resources Appointments and Election Results Resolutions After Action Plan for Ministry 2022 Plan for Ministry Presentation Ecclesiastical Authority’s Address to Convention Necrology Convention Video Recording Convention Video Recordingespañol Convention EucharistEnglish Deadlines Reports – Ministry Fair – Nominations – Resolutions – Registration – Updates 05-16-2022. Initial draft of the 2022 Convention website started.
Page content updates vs major sitewide updates shown above.
- 03-22-2022. Letter from CPG regarding the mandatory lay pension removed from the HR section.
- 02-16-2022. Clergy available for supply entry updated to clarify that the list includes both priests and deacons.
- 09-06-2021. A broken link has been fixed, and descriptive text has been added to the Living into our Ministries text.