Pastoral Care and Spirituality Ministries
Caring for the needs of others on a physical, emotional and spiritual basis is at the heart of The Episcopal Church. These ministries provide opportunities to serve others as well as be served by the Church.
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Community of HopeThe mission of COH is to help create and sustain Christian communities of volunteer lay pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and equipped for and serving in pastoral care ministries. All in the diocese are welcome to engage in this ministry. Read More »
Confluence: A Center for Spirituality
This “roofless” community grew out of a desire to help people deepen and enrich their spiritual lives. We seek to join each person’s journey by providing opportunities and resources for spiritual formation.Read More »
Dispersed Religious Orders
The Canons of the Episcopal Church have a rather narrow definition of a "religious order," which includes common property, living together in community, and vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience. However, to the larger world 'religious order" includes what the Canons call "Christian communities." These communities tend not to live in one place, but are usually spread out geographically. They include both single and married members. Vows usually include obedience, but instead of poverty, the vow of simplicity. Instead of celibacy, the vow is of purity. Because Christian communities tend to be dispersed, we use the term "Dispersed Orders."Read More »
Episcopal Recovery Ministries
The Episcopal Recovery Ministries (ERM) Committee of the Diocese of Missouri exists as a resource for people seeking information, guidance, and consolation in their struggles with substance abuse.Read More »
Men's Ministry to Caregivers and Widowers
The diocesan members of the Anglican Order of Preachers (Dominicans) offer a ministry serving men who are full-time caregivers or those who have lost a spouse.Read More »