Building Parishes

"I dream of a 'missionary option,' that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything so that the church's customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelisation of today's word rather than for her self-preservation."

Pope Francis in "The Joy of the Gospel"

Resources on Parish Leadership

Revive Parishes

Focused on-line courses designed around best practices for leadership development, performance improvement and interpersonal communication.

https://reviveparishes.com

Amazing Parish

A conference, consultation and resources built for pastors and their teams to transform their parishes—moving from maintenance to mission.

https://amazingparish.org

The 99

A video based parish mission from Assension Press designed to spark a renewal within your parish walls and beyond.

https://ascensionpress.com/collections/the-99

Divine Renovation Network

A conference, consultation and resources to inspire and equip parishes to be missional and through them bring people to Jesus.

https://divinerenovation.org

Evangelical Catholic

Consultation that helps train parish staff and laity to become people who can live the “essential mission of the Church” every day of their lives.

https://www.evangelicalcatholic.org

Catholic Leadership Institute

Consultation for pastoral leadership formation to strengthen pastor confidence and competence in ministry.

https://www.catholicleaders.org

The Catechetical Institute by Franciscan University of Steubenville

The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University exists to train and support the key catechists in any situation—priests, deacons, parents, or laity, whether professional or volunteer. Through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources produced by Franciscan University, all involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis.

https://franciscanathome.com/

Ananias Traning by St. Catherine of Siena Institute

Ananias Training, developed by the St. Catherine of Siena Institute, is   designed to form parishioners with no previous training in “the art of spiritual accompaniment.” The training will use Scripture reflections, video, and facilitated discussions to form “Ananiases.”

The goal of Ananias Training is to form a people equipped to be Ananias to one another within the Church as well as to those in the world, within the context of one’s own charisms and personal vocation.

https://www.siena.org/ananias

Called & Gifted by St. Catherine of Siena Institute

The Called & Gifted Discernment Process is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2003).

https://www.siena.org/called-gifted

Videos

Webinar on “What every Catholic pastor needs to hear right now”
Pat Lencioni on “The Three Building Blocks of an Amazing Parish & The Five Misconceptions of a Parish Team”
Webinar on the “First Steps to Creating an Amazing Parish”