Are you ready to lead people to an encounter with Jesus Christ? Do you hope to form them as disciples and good stewards? Are you ready to build a parish community in which people grow as members of Christ's body, from which they are sent as missionary disciples? The Bridges series will lead you through what you need to know, think about, plan for, and do in order to transform your parish into an engaging community of faith, leading people to live Christ's mission in the world.
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Building Bridges to the Heart of Discipleship is the first workbook in the Bridges Leadership Series. While each workbook may be used independently, this first book presents foundational concepts and exercises that will be beneficial for all who serve as informal or formal parish leaders. Building Bridges to the Heart of the Community is rooted in Catholic theological and pastoral tradition and is built upon the foundation of research and the best practices of parishes throughout North America. Are you ready to begin building an engaging and evangelizing community? Building Bridges to the Heart of Discipleship has been developed with you in mind!
This book begins by setting the context of why parish life matters. We consider who we are as servant leaders, then consider what people seek in a faith community. From there, we look at how we might build bridges, beginning with three initial bridges people and parishes can build, leading one another to the heart of discipleship.
Building Bridges to the Heart of the Community is your guide to strengthening your community through a parish covenant. The covenant leads parishioners to make an on-going commitment to Christ and to the parish. This second book in the Bridges series builds on current research and the best practices of Catholic parishes sin North America within a strong theological and ecclesial context. Are you ready to deepen your parishioners' commitment to Christ and to your parish community? Let's get started!
This book begins by exploring why clarifying expectations is key. Then, we consider what a parish covenant is, and how to create one, using six proven steps. Finally, we explore how the big picture of creating an engaging and evangelizing community comes together through the covenant process.
Building Bridges to the Heart of Your People is your guide to building a fully participative parish culture. When people see themselves as a gift from God, discover their talents, build strengths, and grow as good stewards of their gifts as members of the parish community, their lives are changed and the parish culture is transformed. This third book in the Bridges series builds on current research and the best practices of Catholic parishes in North America within a strong theological and ecclesial context. Are you ready to build a strengths based parish culture? This book has been developed with you in mind!
This book begins by examining why it is important that every person sees him or her self as a gift from God. With this foundation, we explore who we can be as a community of disciples who grow as good stewards. Then, we consider what it takes to identify talents and build strengths. Finally, we explain how to build fully participative culture in the parish.