Growing Iowa Leaders sessions are offered around the diocese to equip people for leadership in Christian mission and ministry and help make complete the vitality and joy which we saw grow out of our Revival weekends. Below is a growing collection of wisdom, knowledge, and experience that has been shared in the diocese at these sessions. 


Mary Parmer talks with Iowans about evangelism and Invite, Welcome, Connect via Zoom at a Growing Iowa Leaders Day.

Jason Evans discusses moving beyond "outreach" towards becoming missional communities. 

David Little discusses financial sustainability for congregations in order to support the mission of the church.

Susie Tierney, Executive Director of the Center for Social Ministry, talks about social outreach in the community. 

April Stace shares wisdom on Sharing Faith Stories with the Growing Iowa Leaders Day.

Meg Wagner talks about becoming a public, visible presence in the community.
Melissa Rau talks about becoming a neighborhood church that welcomes children and their families.
Brian Sellers Peterson talks about using our land creatively in worship, fellowship, teaching, and hospitality.
Jim Hamilton discusses the Episcopal Presence in Des Moines Metro: How Episcopal congregations in the Des Moines area could work together for mission & outreach while sharing the Good News with their neighbors.
Denis Greene talks about effective financial planning for mission and how churches can do the most with what they have.