Even before I became a parish coach, I was addicted to spiritual memoirs, self-help books, personal growth, and inspirational quotes. Now those things along with how other people are doing things are my life blood. Knowing what others are doing and how they are growing helps make us all better!
It’s time to think about 2019 and what goals we’ll set for our parishes! Have you prepared for next year yet? Are you planning for transformation at your parish? Are you stuck in a rut and need a way out? Let’s talk about goals!!
I know what you’re thinking “those are great ideas regarding youth and evangelization, but we’ve done it all before and it doesn’t make a difference.” The truth is that they can make a difference, we can make a difference – we just need to ‘keep swimming’ as a famous fish once said. We keep trying because the most important thing is on the line: the salvation of souls, the building up of the kingdom, the mission given to us by Christ!
Sleepy Sundays, Rising with the Sun, or whatever fits into that weekend’s schedule – how do you plan for Weekend Mass? I’ve taken in the best of all worlds: 11:30 – my perfect time for worship!
In January, almost all Americans undertake a collective effort to create a few resolutions. This will be the year I read more, watch less TV, workout every day, lose ten pounds, and reconnect with family and friends. As a parish you might be making some goals as well to meet budget, pray more, or do…