The Kansas Minster Project proposes a collaborative way of organizing ourselves for God’s mission in the Diocese of Kansas in the 21st century — it is a vision of our “branching pattern” for the Jesus Movement, a way of structuring to bear the Way of Love with new vigor.
Each of the diocese’s 11 minsters is a group of churches designed for mutual support and sharing of resources, so they can reach out to serve their neighborhoods and communities. They also ensure that every congregation is sacramentally cared for by the priests and deacons within each minster.
Seven task forces currently lead the diocese’s efforts to support action within our congregations and outwardly toward those in our neighborhoods, communities and beyond.
Updated: February 28, 2022, Bishop Bascom continues to encourage parishes to follow the CDC’s guidance and precautions, but now allows each parish to discern best practices in their own context. As always, diocesan staff are available for consultation if parishes need assistance with discernment.
The weekly online diocesan spreadsheet of Covid-related statistics, which has been kept county-by-county since November 2020, will continue to be updated and monitored by diocesan staff, with an updated coloring metric to align with the CDC. This report is provided to support congregational leaders.
163rd Diocesan Convention
The 162nd annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas took place Sat., Oct. 23, 2021, at Grace Cathedral in Topeka, KS and via Zoom.
New representatives to the Council of Trustees and Disciplinary Board were elected, a canonical amendment passed, three debatable resolutions passed, the mission plan and apportionment schedule were approved, and awards were given.
Visit the Convention page for a full summary.
The 163rd annual convention will be held October 21-22, 2022, at Grace Cathedral, Topeka.
In the broadest sense to be spiritual is to choose to use the energy and gifts you have been given to nurture values, virtues, and intentions. Therefore, to be spiritual is to understand you need to grow. Spirituality can be any number of practices that foster growth into wholeness inside and out.
As Episcopalians we are spiritual and religious. Our Spiritual practices are grounded in the deep love of God in fellowship with Christ, and sustained in the Spirit.
The Rev. Lisa Senuta is the Canon for Spiritual Life and Clergy Care overseeing offerings at the diocese and forming Spiritual Community.
Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry
The mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry is to gather, equip, and send disciples of Jesus Christ to witness to God’s reconciling love.
We strive to accomplish this mission by providing quality programs and events that are biblically based for the entire diocese. Events and programs are designed for young people to experience opportunities in evangelism, spiritual formation, Christian leadership, mission, fellowship, Scripture, discernment and the Episcopal Church.
Bethany House and Garden
Bethany House and Garden is an innovative ministry of the diocese, centered in the historic building that has served over time as a laundry for a girl’s school, a private home, the bishop’s residence and the diocesan offices.
It offers garden space for prayer and meditation, spiritual direction, pastoral care and outdoor worship. Through community listening and engagement, it seeks to be a part of positive change. It also is in the planning stage of imagining what else it might be: demonstration gardens, prairie restoration or a patchwork quilt of ideas?