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.
Note: You can press Ctrl f to search within this page.
Samples for Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation
Clergy – continuing education
Clergy available for supply
Commission on Ministry
Constitution and Canons
Business & General
Photo & video release and licenses
Hiring & Staff
Sample Letters of Agreement
Safeguarding and Misconduct Prevention
“Updates Coming Soon” … in the interim, contact email@example.com for online enrollment.
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
- Opportunities for Serving the Church in Diocesan Leadership
- Emergency Planning Resources for Congregations
- Diocesan Calendar
- Church Support
(where to go to get help)
- Communication Resources
- Find a Church
- Bishop’s Visitation and Area Confirmation Schedule through August 2021
What the icons mean
New features in the latest release of WordPress have allowed us to retire a commercial (paid for) software plugin. As a consequence, all the announcements carrousels and update lists have been updated. All Annual Convention nominee and resolution pages have been updated. The Diocesan Council and Standing Committee pages have been updated.
This new page provides resources to consider as you contemplate your annual giving program.
We have reorganized the previously combined Marriages and Remarriages section into two separate sections. The Policy was converted from a PDF to a web page, and the forms have been relocated
After a couple of months of testing the Documents Page has been reverted back to its former long scrolling format. With the more compact layout, it wasn’t possible to provide links direct to sub-sections. After considering solutions for a while, and looking at other options, We’ve reverted the page back to the previous layout. To help you get to the right section we’ve added a table of contents.
We’ve just updated the continuing education information, and updated several inter-related forms (and a few others) to standardize how forms are delivered going forward.
Minor updates not mentioned above.
- 09-06-2021. A broken link has been fixed, and descriptive text has been added to the Living into our Ministries text.