Scripture-Based Leadership, Part 3: Building a Framework

Posted by Colin May on Sep 10, 2020 7:03:00 AM

Having a “mental model” or common framework is helpful in establishing expectations, skills, and competencies around leadership. Scripture brings the lessons of leadership to life through the image of the cedar tree. The cedar of Lebanon is an effective way to contemplate the vocation, mission, and development of leaders in the Catholic Church.

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Topics: leadership, Scripture, ministry resources

Scripture-Based Leadership, Part 2: Baptized as Leaders

Posted by Colin May on Sep 3, 2020 9:57:52 PM

The first post in this series introduced the concept of Scripture-Based Leadership as a way to develop individuals, parishes, and ministries. This post will dive deeper into this concept, exploring why all baptized Christians have a duty to become leaders.

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Topics: leadership, ministry resources

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Aug 31, 2020 1:49:08 PM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: liturgical music, Corporal Works of Mercy, Social Justice, visual arts, domestic church, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Spiritual Works of Mercy, racism, ministry resources

Exploring Scripture-Based Leadership, Part 1

Posted by Colin May on Aug 27, 2020 1:41:36 PM

The Need for Catholic Leadership Development

Leadership development is increasingly implemented today in business, government, and academic institutions, but sadly, it is rarer in the Church. While generic “turn-key” leadership programs are available, Catholic parishes, dioceses, and organizations can use another approach that is grounded in the Word of God.

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Topics: leadership, ministry resources

Approaching Parish Ministry During a Pandemic

Posted by Katie Diltz on Aug 25, 2020 3:33:28 PM

Very little about 2020 is “business as usual.” If your parish is planning to begin the academic year with in-person gatherings, you need to develop clear guidelines for your ministries and, because nothing this year is predictable, have contingency plans ready.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, ministry resources

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