Building Congregations

Here you will find resources for churches in these areas:

  • Congregational development
  • Liturgical resources
  • Finance, grants
  • Safe Church
  • Communications
  • Diocesan Archives

 

Advent resources

Just before Advent each year, we compile a list of new churchwide resources and local parish Advent programs, study, services and quiet days.

Bishop's visitations

About every year and a half, Bishop Wayne visits each parish, mission, and campus ministry in the diocese.

Church Assistance fund

Application process for this endowment fund.

Congregational Development

Online resources for building congregations.

Copyright

Copyright basics for churches, licenses, and licensing agencies. Much of this material from the 2012 annual communicators conference.

Diocesan Alcohol policy

The current policy, approved by Diocesan Convention.

Diocesan Budget

Diocesan Investment Trust

Purpose, structure, investment choices, procedures.

Diocesan logo

Guidelines for use of the diocesan logo.

Employee Assistance Program

EAP and Pastoral Care through Care and Counseling and CIGNA.

Episcopal Asset Map

Learn about the Asset Map of the Episcopal Church, a listing of resources and ministry around the church. All diocesan congregations have a listing on the map.

for Clergy

Specifically of interest to the ordained clergy canonically resident or licensed in this diocese.

Forms Library

Church admins, look here to find most of the forms we fill out from visitation and confirmation, to safe church, to continuing ed applications to budget.

Fresh Start

In this diocese Fresh Start is a program for transitioning clergy.

Funds and Grants

Overview of the eighteen funds of the diocese.

Lent, Ash Wednesday

Many of our churches offer programs, series, quiet days, and retreats in Lent. This page compiles those events and resources from around the wider church.

Liturgy and Worship

Online resources for daily prayer and worship.

MOCA list

The Missouri Clergy Association maintains an email listserv for diocesan clergy.

Prayer cycles

Each Sunday, members of this diocese pray for one another, for our brothers and sisters in our companion diocese of Lui, South Sudan, and in the worldwide Anglican communion.

Projectors

AV equipment for loan to diocesan members.

Safe Church

The policies of this diocese regarding sexual abuse, misconduct, and harassment.

Safeguarding

This diocese mandates Safeguarding God's People training. More about the series and requirements here.

Supply priests

A current contact list for supply clergy in the diocese.

Title IV

The Disciplianry Board exists to help in cases where clergy have been presented with charges under the Ecclesiastical Disciplinary Canons (Title IV) of the Episcopal Church Canons.

Vacation Bible School

In late spring we gather as much information about the vacation Bible schools happening around the diocese as possible.
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