The Christian life is grounded in the conviction that a relationship with Jesus Christ leads to the transformation of our whole lives. The Diocese supports this work through a variety of ministries, including those focusing on lifelong Christian formation, congregational development, and discernment for ordination.
Congregational Development is a new ministry in the Diocese of West Virginia. This ministry will teach models for interpreting the culture of each congregation, invite lay and clergy participation to address the needs of their community with fresh eyes, build on the strengths already present, and develop future planning and programs around shared values. For more information abou…Read More »
Discernment for Ordination
The discernment process for ordination in the Diocese of West Virginia is currently under review. If you are interested in learning more about the ordination process, please contact the Chair of the Commission on Ministry, the Rev. Kim Webster.
The Iona Collaborative is a three-year diocesan formation program offered through a partnership with the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. In the Diocese of West Virginia, this program is used for the training of lay leaders and, in consultation with the Commission on Ministry and the Bishop, may also be used as part of formation for those in the ordination process. The…Read More »
Youth & Family Ministries
Opportunities for growth and formation are critical for Christians of all ages. The Diocese of West Virginia employs a Diocesan Children's Minister who is available to work with congregations to help them imagine and implement formation programming for children, including helping pick curriculum for Sunday School and equipping congregations with other resources to support the you…Read More »