Sharing Church management best practices in the Catholic Church
After 32 years under the leadership of one bishop, my diocese will in the near (?) future be receiving a new bishop. Obviously people are anxious about such a change. Setting aside theological and…Continue
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You might want to take look at my work on pastoral planning on Ave Maria Press: Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning.I have also presented a webinar for Ave Maria Press: Pastoral Planning as a Way of Being Church.
There can be a tendency in Catholic parishes for the assembly to rely too heavily on staff, both ordained and lay. When the inevitable transitions occur--either through normal personnel changes or restricted budgets--it becomes all too apparent that ministry is the work of the assembly and that the role of staff is to facilitate that role rather than do ministry directly. This can be a difficult change for both staff and assembly, one for which most pastoral staff members have not been…Continue