Divine Renovation Book

Divine Renovation


  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09
  • Genre: Church renewal
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 2896880194

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Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish Book

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish


  • Author : Fr. James Mallon
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593251628

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Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish Excerpt :

Beyond the Parish is Fr. James Mallon's answer to, "Now what?" With the crises in Catholic churches throughout the world, parish renewal can be a discouraging task. But with decades of experience behind him, Fr. Mallon wants to encourage you to pray, to trust, and to take the necessary steps to see your parish and your diocese fully equipped to fulfill God's mission for the Church today. It's not too late--renewal has often happened in times of crises, and this time is no exception! Fr. James Mallon worked with his team to bring about the divine renovation of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada. He is the author of the bestselling books Diving Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish and the Divine Renovation Guidebook. He now serves as the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Divine Renovation Book

Divine Renovation


  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 1627850384

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Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Churchs many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come."

Divine Renovation Apprentice Book

Divine Renovation Apprentice


  • Author : Fr. Simon Lobo
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593255114

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Transforming a parish is challenging, demanding, and sometimes messy work. Divine Renovation Apprentice, Fr. Simon Lobo breaks open his experience as an associate pastor working on the renewal of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Divine Renovation. With honesty, humility, and great clarity, Fr. Simon offers his personal reflections on the actual process of renovation with practical wisdom critical to anyone who wants to see their parish experience new life. More than simply a biographical account of the change at St. Benedict, this book contains insights on how to Change Culture, Build a Game Plan, and Develop Leaders for lasting parish change.

Renovation of the Heart Book
Score: 4
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Renovation of the Heart


  • Author : Dallas Willard
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615214556

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As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesnt change our hearts. Only by Gods grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the transformation of the spirita divine process that brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God. This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Dont settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish Book

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish


  • Author : Fr. James Mallon
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593251437

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The world is hungering for the fruit of a dynamic Church that has embraced her missionary identity, but what does it really mean to be a missionary Church? Grounded in Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Fr. Mallon offers an analysis of the challenges the Church is facing, along with practical tools that will support parish and diocesan leaders in bringing about significant renewal. Most importantly, he addresses the critical interface between a missionary parish and its diocese, essential to bearing lasting fruit. "Fr. Mallon understands what it takes to transform a mediocre parish into a dynamic, missionary one, and he understands that parishes need diocesan leadership to transform the Church as a whole. I pray that every bishop in the Church will absorb this message of love, and that, by the movement of the Holy Spirit, it will bring hordes of people to Jesus and his Church." —Patrick Lencioni, cofounder of The Amazing Parish and author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Rebuilt Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Rebuilt


  • Author : Michael White
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713873

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Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Divine Mercy for Moms Book

Divine Mercy for Moms


  • Author : Michele Faehnle
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594716669

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Originating in the early twentieth century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In this, their first book, Catholic bloggers and speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God’s message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers. In her famous Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul, St. Faustina Kowalska recorded a series of visions of Jesus where he revealed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and promised that anything can be obtained with the prayer if it is compatible with his will. St. John Paul II formally established the Divine Mercy devotion and canonized Faustina in 2000. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are dedicated to spreading the Divine Mercy devotion the foreword for this book was written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of Divine Mercy Explained and 33 Days to Morning Glory. In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference—one of the largest annual Catholic women’s conferences in the country—draw upon their own experiences to introduce you to St. Faustina and her five essential elements of the Divine Mercy message: The image of the Merciful Jesus The Feast of Divine Mercy The Chaplet of Divine Mercy The House of Mercy Spreading the honor of Divine Mercy With heartwarming stories and practical advice, this book reveals that mercy is not just a gift to be received in the confessional but a spiritual resource that strengthens those who extend themselves in word, deed, and prayer. Designed for personal or group study, Divine Mercy for Moms celebrates the infinite mercy of God and the role of Mary, the Mother of Mercy, in the lives of all believers. Divine Mercy for Moms was the winner of a 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Family Life (Third Place).

Unlocking Your Parish Book

Unlocking Your Parish


  • Author : Ron Huntley
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593255350

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Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? If so, what does it take to move them in that direction? Through his years as pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada, Fr. James Mallon discovered that the answer to the first question was a resounding yes! Tailored for Catholics, Alpha played a key role in the transformation of the parish he pastored. Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alpha aims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission-focused community.

Growing an Engaged Church Book

Growing an Engaged Church


  • Author : Albert L. Winseman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-03-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595620439

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Growing an Engaged Church offers unique, research-based, often counterintuitive solutions to the challenges facing churches today, including declining congregant participation, decreasing contributions, and slumping membership. Ministers, priests, and church boards will find the evidence and answers in this book provocative, eye-opening, and, most importantly, actionable. What if members of your congregation . . . • were 13 times more likely to have invited someone to participate in your church in the past month? • were three times as satisfied with their lives? • spent more than two hours per week serving and helping others in their community? • tripled their giving to your church? What would your church — your parish — look like? And how would you go about creating this kind of change? One thing is certain: Church leaders are never going to inspire more people to be actively and passionately involved in their congregations by doing the same things over and over again. Pastors and lay leaders need something fresh. Something new. The last thing they need is “just another program” or to set up a laundry list of new activities for members. Based on solid research by The Gallup Organization, Growing an Engaged Church will appeal to both Protestant and Catholic clergy and lay leaders who are looking for a way to be the Church instead of just “doing church.”

Tools for Rebuilding Book

Tools for Rebuilding


  • Author : Michael White
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594714450

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Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran know that the fundamental work of the Church is to evangelize—to introduce people to Christ and make them disciples. Still, they’re the first to admit: “the difficulty comes when we reach down into the details and get to work.” In their barn-burning first book, Rebuilt, White and Corcoran shared their story and vision of building better Catholic parishes. Now, in their eagerly anticipated second book, Tools for Rebuilding, they lay out seventy-five proven tactics for getting the job done. In Tools for Rebuilding: 75 Really, Really Practical Ways to Make Your Parish Better, White and Corcoran share seventy-five foundational tactics that helped to rejuvenate their parish. Their candid, hands-on advice gives a clear way forward—one that will make church matter to the people in the pews and that anyone working in parish ministry can implement. Principles/tactics include: Get the Right People on the Bus Christmas Is Over, So Throw Out the Dead Poinsettias Stop Advertising (Other People’s Stuff) in Your Bulletin Don’t Let the Insiders Take All the Good Seats Just Because It’s Slow Doesn’t Mean It’s Holy When It Comes to First Communion, Just Surrender Funerals Are Scud Missiles Preach the Announcements Start Getting Rid of Fundraisers Everything Takes Longer (Than You Think) Pastor, It’s Not All About You Stop Trying to Make People Go to Church and Make Church Matter

Abba s Heart Book

Abba s Heart


  • Author : Neal Lozano
  • Publisher : Chosen Books
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441228963

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Discover and Embrace the Extravagant, Unconditional Love of the Father How is it that so many believers get stuck when it comes to entering into a relationship with God the Father? Rather than basking in the Father's endless love, compassion, and delight, we seem to hesitate, like orphaned children unsure of a place to call home. Neal Lozano breaks through the obstacles that keep us from growing in this pivotal relationship. He shatters fear and estrangement in his joyful exploration of Jesus's promise to show us his Father--and ours. It is a heartwarming journey, starting with the universal experience of loss and ending in the Father's welcoming arms as dearly loved children.

Ablaze  5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal Book

Ablaze 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal


  • Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
  • Publisher : Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1593253648

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Ablaze 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal Excerpt :

If the leaders in a parish want to see renewal and growth, they must be willing to change paradigms . . .

The Divine Conspiracy Continued Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Divine Conspiracy Continued


  • Author : Dallas Willard
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062296115

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Dallas Willard, the author of the bestselling spiritual classic, The Divine Conspiracy, now fulfills his revolutionary vision of how the kingdom of God is made real on earth in this sequel, the last book he was working on before his recent death. In The Divine Conspiracy, revered Christian philosopher and scholar Dallas Willard critiqued the church's obsession with "sin management" and revolutionized our understanding of true Christian discipleship. Jesus is not a remote savior, waiting to welcome us into heaven after we die, Willard argued. He is a dynamic living force, a leader and teacher to whom we apprentice ourselves to learn the sacred skills God wants us to embrace, and to fulfill His son's vision when Christ declared that the "kingdom of God has come." In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change.

Church Communications Handbook Book

Church Communications Handbook


  • Author : Wanda Vassallo
  • Publisher : Kregel Academic
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 0825494230

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A communications specialist discusses communication in the local church--advertising, talking with the media, communicating with members, and utilizing technology. Includes helpful forms, checklists, and examples from cutting-edge churches.