Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Congregational Vitality

The diocese is deeply committed to developing vital congregations that offer individuals a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Here you will find resources to help your congregation thrive.

Congregational Renewal and Care

Our belief is that any congregation can renew itself. Every parish can be the forward-looking, outward-reaching community of faith God calls it to be. 

Clergy Transitions

The process of calling a new rector is one of mutual discernment for the vestry, search team, and candidates in partnership with the bishop. The bishop and her staff assist and accompany congregations throughout this process.

Congregational Growth Grants

The diocese offers grants of $3,000 to $20,000 to support initiatives that foster collaborative parish partnerships in evangelism, worship, mission and justice work with underserved communities within the diocese.

Financial Resources Committee

The Financial Resources Committee is charged with supporting parishes as they build capacity to secure the financial resources necessary to achieve their missions.