What’s the make-up of the leadership in your parish? Are you employing and empowering leaders in all of the generations you’re serving to step up? Or does everyone in leadership look, act, and think the same? We need diversity if we’re going to serve a diverse congregation!
If you’ve met me in person you know I’m never without a book (or 2 or 3). I think reading is the best way to live someone else’s story and experience a new adventure. In 2018 I read over 200 books and learned so many new and interesting things. This year I’m going to read a “Catholic Church Book” every month or so and share the wisdom I glean here with you … so you can either ‘get everything you need from my post and save yourself a few hours of reading’ or ‘get excited about reading it on your own.’ By “Catholic Church Book” I mean, a book that is designed to help parishes grow and thrive! I’ve got a whole bookshelf, but if you have a favorite you think I should read, let me know! I’m always in the market for a new book!
Every other day someone is telling me about a new process or way of doing things. Just the other day my pastor and I were chatting about some of the processes and activities we did when I was the Office Manager there about communication and personality. Having a good process for obtaining feedback and creating a plan is critical to our success. I’ve started using post-its and survey questions to help parishes!