Sharing Church management best practices in the Catholic Church
Dr. Dan R Ebener has been developing leaders in the church since 1976. He has directed diocesan offices for social action (including Catholic Charities), stewardship and parish planning for the Diocese of Davenport since 1986.
He now serves as part-time director of stewardship and parish planning for the Diocese of Davenport while teaching full-time in the Masters of Organizational Leadership program at Saint Ambrose University.
Dan is the author of two books, Servant Leadership Models for Your Parish (published in 2010 by Paulist Press) and Blessings for Leaders (published in 2012 by Liturgical Press). He has written many articles about Servant Leadership for Today's Parish, CHURCH, Priest, Sojourners and other publications.
He offers consulting work, particularly strategic planning, leadership training and team-building workshops, through Quad City Leadership Consluting.
Dan has the unique combination of a Masters in Social Work and a Doctorate in Business Administration.
The Beatitudes are blessings for leaders
because they offer wisdom for leadership.
Blessings for Leaders, 2012.
This is a great question. Burn-out is a major concern for all who work in the church.
Research on transformational leadership explains how leaders can intrinsically motivate and re-fuel their people in four ways:
The Notre Dame Institute for Church Life released a very important study entitled, "Unleashing Catholic Generosity".
Major findings include: