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Case Study Method: a management practice that has been working for me in forming parish leaders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen R. Vermeulen May 10, 2016. 2 Replies

 "What is one innovative church management practice that has been working for you in your ministry that you feel would benefit others working in the Church?" A significant portion of my ministry…Continue

 

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Colleen R. Vermeulen replied to Michael Brough's discussion USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders - July 2017
"Love the Leadership Rountable statement here! So many are filled with the Holy Spirit and full of goodwill and charity for all, yet run into human frustration and stumble because of unhealthy organizational cultures and limited leadership/management…"
Jul 5
Colleen R. Vermeulen replied to Colleen R. Vermeulen's discussion Case Study Method: a management practice that has been working for me in forming parish leaders
"So, for an overview on the method of facilitation, this website from HBS has lots of useful tips and generic questions that can fit many scenarios to help get the leaders/managers in ministry you're training engaged in the…"
May 10, 2016
Peter Denio replied to Colleen R. Vermeulen's discussion Case Study Method: a management practice that has been working for me in forming parish leaders
"Wow Colleen, This sounds amazing.  Would you be willing to attach some of the case studies to this post for others to benefit from?  This is an excellent idea and one that is sorely needed in the realm of pastoral ministry!"
May 10, 2016
Colleen R. Vermeulen posted a discussion

Case Study Method: a management practice that has been working for me in forming parish leaders

 "What is one innovative church management practice that has been working for you in your ministry that you feel would benefit others working in the Church?" A significant portion of my ministry recently has been teaching, training, and forming leaders and managers in parish ministry. While ministry formation programs are full of theological reflection cases (for good reason!) these cases do not exist with the purpose of practicing "feeling" like a leader, solving problems, making tough…See More
May 10, 2016
Colleen R. Vermeulen posted a blog post

Budgets and Disciples

Giving financially as a spiritual act of discipleship is part of our growth as disciples--not an optional, extra add on for those who are "rich" or do "financial planning" to make major gifts to charities and the like. If you've decided that percentage giving (sometimes called tithing, though historically this would specifically refer to 10%) is the form of giving most likely to go…See More
May 10, 2016
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What is your vocational state:
Lay Ecclesial Minister
What is the type of Catholic entity you affiliate with in this forum:
Parish, Catholic School, Other
Name of your affiliated Catholic entity(e.g. St. Ann's Church, Diocese of Gary, Franciscan Friars Northeast region, etc.)
Christ the King Parish, Siena Heights University Theological Studies Program, Notre Dame Satellite Theological Education Program
What is your title, position, or role with your affiliated Catholic entity? (e.g. parishioner, pastoral council, Parish Catechetical Leader, Bussiness Manager, Vicar General, etc.)
parishioner, parish council, adjunct faculty, instructor
What (Arch)diocese is your Catholic entity located in?
mostly Lansing
City of your affiliated Catholic entity:
Ann Arbor
State of your affiliated Catholic entity:
Michigan
Why would you like to participate in this forum?
I teach Leadership and Management in Ministry, blog on the subject, have an educational background in ministry (M.Div.) and management (Master of Nonprofit Administration), serve as an officer in the Army Reserve, and serve in a variety of parish leadership roles (parish council, liturgy of the Word for children leader).

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Budgets and Disciples

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 8:44am 0 Comments

Giving financially as a spiritual act of discipleship is part of our growth as disciples--not an optional, extra add on for those who are "rich" or do "financial planning" to make major gifts to charities and the like. If you've decided that percentage giving (sometimes called tithing, though historically this would specifically refer to 10%) is the form of giving most…

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