Sharing Church management best practices in the Catholic Church
This past Friday the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released the educational aid Vocation of the Business Leader (Business%20Leader%20Vocation.pdf). While targeted at the world of business, we might seek to explore how the principles adhere in a pastoral or Church setting, much like the Catholic Standards for Excellence.
Yet the most significant obstacle the document sites is the "divided" life of the business leader.
The Leadership Roundtable has always sought to encourage the good practices that lead to the common good in business for use within the Church. And yet those who work and minister in the Church can also fall victim to the same obstacles mentioned in this educational aid.
The document promotes 6 practical principles for businesses that I would like to attempt to modify for our consideration in our "business practices' we use in the Church. The adapted practices are below. ( Brackets [ ]are used to show where language has been modified.)
6 Practical Principles for [Parishes, Dioceses, Catholic Nonprofits]
The principles of respect for human dignity and pursuit of the common good are the foundations of the Church's social teaching. Joined with the six practical principles, they can offer more specific guidance on the three broad [pastoral] objectives.
Meeting the Needs of the World through the Creation and Development of Goods and Services
Organizing Good and Productive Work
Creating Sustainable Wealth and Distributing it Justly
What are some of the practices in your own situation that model these principles in your parish, diocese, or organization? Which ones would you say are a struggle and why? Where would you choose to focus your energy if you had the choice?