Episode 17 - Music (Part 2)

November 1, 2018

This month we continue our conversation on music. Once again, we are joined by Nativity band member Joe Weaver. We will look at the best practices we have developed as a parish when it comes to music. 

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Episode 16 - Music (Part 1)

October 4, 2018
Creating a great weekend Mass experience is absolutely essential to rebuilding our parishes. Great music is absolutely essential to a great week weekend experience. We will look at five key reasons we need to invest in the music of our parishes.  We will be joined by Nativity band member Joe Weaver who add his insights as to why music matters. 
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Episode 15 - The Importance of the Message

September 1, 2018

In this month’s podcast, Tom and Kelly continue their discussion on the importance of the message. They offer insights on how to plan messages for a year and how to make a message series happen in your parish.  

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Episode 14 - Six Best Practices for the Message

August 9, 2018

In this episode, we look at why the message or homily is so important in the life of your parish. We will also offer six best practices for making sure the message is powerful and effective in your parish. These are six practices that any parish can employ anywhere.

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Episode 13 - Discipleship Path

July 1, 2018

The Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ. To fulfill this mission we must have a clear strategy for how we will help the people in our pews grow into fully devoted followers of Christ. In this episode we will look at how to shape a clear discipleship path for your parish. 

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Episode 12 - The Weekend Experience

June 1, 2018

The weekend represents the greatest opportunity to make an impact on people. It is the best opportunity to reach the Lost and get people on the discipleship path. In this podcast we will look at the three things you absolutely need to get right in order to create a great weekend experience.

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Episode 11 - Reaching the Lost

May 2, 2018

In this episode we will look at the first core strategy of a Rebuilt Parish – reaching the lost. Healthy growing parishes are going to have the same concern for Lost People that Jesus did. In this episode we will look at steps you can take to create a church that is attractive to outsiders. 

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Episode 10 - Three Core Strategies

April 8, 2018

Growing a healthy parish rests on three simple, but not easy strategies that any parish can employ. In this episode we will look at the core strategies that have driven the transformation of our parish and offer some action

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Episode 9 - Dealing with Offenses in Ministry

March 12, 2018

As parish staff workers we are going to get offended and hurt by others. Some offense will come through criticism from parishioners and others by staff members and volunteers. This episode looks at how to deal well with these offenses so we can last the long haul in ministry.

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Episode 8 - Why Missions Matter

February 13, 2018

Mission work or outreach to people outside our parish reminds us that the Church is to make an impact on the world. While as parishes we can get stuck in simply caring for members or creating programs for church people, the reality is that most people want to belong to something bigger than themselves. They want to be part of a church that is changing and transforming the world. In this episode, we will look at the basics of our missions program and give some practical steps for getting started in you parish.

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