General Attendee Fundraising Packet

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "General Attendee Fundraising Packet"

Transcription

1 General Attendee General Attendee Fundraising Packet January 2 6, 2018 Chicago, Illinois

2 The world needs Christ-like leaders. The world needs you. At SLS18, you ll get to know other missionary disciples like you as you learn, teach, pray, and celebrate together as members of the Body of Christ. Be inspired by world-class speakers, be renewed in the sacraments and adoration, and be ignited with zeal for the mission to make disciples of all nations. Table of contents Overview... 3 Partnership Letter... 4 Ongoing Partnership Samples... 5 give others the opportunity to support your walk with the lord!

3 overview Why should I find partners to send me to SLS18? SLS18 has the potential to transform not only you as a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ, but also your parish into a beacon of hope and place of encounter with Christ s grace. Parishioners have found that partnerships work the best in getting them to conference, regardless of financial obstacles. Steps: 1. The appeal To whom can you reach out? Your parish Your pastor Pastoral or finance councils Knights of Columbus Young adult minister (Arch)diocese evangelization/young adult department You can ask them for full or partial funds (these gifts will not be tax-deductible). Remember, the effects of this conference will extend far beyond you; you will be an instrument of transformation in your parish! Pastors and church leaders will be happy to make this strategic investment. Use the attached letter as a model of one you can send to your pastor, and follow up with a meeting where you can share the vision of missionary disciples and the goals of SLS Follow up after SLS18 Send thank you notes to all who donated. Meet with the pastor/diocese leader to share what you learned. Meet with staff and key parishioners to share the material from SLS18. 3

4 sample partnership letter To: From: Subject: Attending SLS18 Dear (insert pastor s or other church leader s name), I m writing to you to share with you my interest in attending SLS18, a leadership conference presented by FOCUS, from January 2 6 in Chicago. SLS18 is the biennial gathering of more than 5,000 leaders in the Church, including priests and religious, FOCUS missionaries and students, parishioners and leading Catholic speakers. Here are the reasons I d like to attend and the ways our parish could benefit: I ll learn from the experts. SLS18 sessions are taught by the best leaders in the Church. I can attend sessions directly related to my calling as it relates to the parish. I ll become a better communicator and leader. I ll be exposed to new ways of thinking and talking about evangelization. More importantly, I ll be able to practice teaching those skills and concepts to others. I ll learn more about evangelization. At SLS18, we ll be exploring ideas around how to change the world and the role that individuals and the parish can play in that change. I ll learn from my colleagues. SLS18 attendees come from all over the country. I ll be able to exchange ideas and brainstorm with other church leaders some solutions to the challenges we face in our parish. I believe SLS18 is a worthy investment. It s the one conference where I can learn about and be encouraged in evangelization, learn new skills and how to teach them to others, and receive the vision of evangelization that can help bring the life-changing truth of the Gospel to those in our community, especially those who need to hear it the most. You can learn more about SLS18 at sls18.com. I look forward to speaking with you more about this soon, especially my specific financial need. In Christ, (Your Name) 4

5 Ongoing partnership Since SLS18 is designed to empower you to be a dynamic missionary disciple of Christ and in light of the support you have received or will receive from your parish or diocese there are a few ideas SLS attendees have been able to put together to help carry the message and method of SLS into the parish. In partnership with the pastor and/or church personnel who generously sponsored your conference, consider these ways to give back to the parish: Give a workshop on evangelization for parishioners with the pastor Start a small-group Bible study Start mentoring 2 3 people with a vision of spiritual multiplication 5

Strategic Plan for Young Adult Ministry: Development, Growth and Expansion

Strategic Plan for Young Adult Ministry: Development, Growth and Expansion 5/17/16 10:39 AM Strategic Plan for Young Adult Ministry: Development, Growth and Expansion Diocese of Charleston (2015-2018) Revised 4/2/14 Table of Contents Preface to the Strategic Plan... 4 Mission,

More information

DIOCESAN CONVOCATION FOR CATCHESIS MARCH 27, 2004 GATHERING THE HARVEST CONVERSATION TOPIC: OUR CHILDREN

DIOCESAN CONVOCATION FOR CATCHESIS MARCH 27, 2004 GATHERING THE HARVEST CONVERSATION TOPIC: OUR CHILDREN CONVERSATION TOPIC: OUR CHILDREN ISSUES THAT SURFACED: 1. Parental Involvement Not a priority for families Do not attend Mass Lack involvement in children s catechesis Need education Time limitations 2.

More information

Saint Bernadette Catholic Church

Saint Bernadette Catholic Church Saint Bernadette Catholic Church Butner, North Carolina GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2011-2012 MISSION STATEMENT Saint Bernadette Parish is an ethnically diverse and welcoming community of Christians. We share

More information

APPLICATION CHURCH PLANTING FUND (CPF) MONTHLY RECURRING

APPLICATION CHURCH PLANTING FUND (CPF) MONTHLY RECURRING APPLICATION CHURCH PLANTING FUND (CPF) MONTHLY RECURRING Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention 2042 Vancouver Drive. Honolulu, HI 96822 808/946-9581 (Phone); 941-2309 (Fax) Revised 11/2016 Date * This application

More information

God's Pattern of Provision

God's Pattern of Provision God's Pattern of Provision Understanding the Biblical Precedent for Support Development: So, you want to go on a mission trip, but you need to raise all or some of the money needed to be able to go. Rest

More information

ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH VOL. 2 ISSUE 3

ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH VOL. 2 ISSUE 3 ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH VOL. 2 ISSUE 3 WHAT S INSIDE Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral; A Beacon of Hope PAGE 3 Everyday Miracles PAGE 4 The Dynamic Deacon is coming to St. Michael!

More information

National Catholic Youth Conference 2011 Indianapolis, IN

National Catholic Youth Conference 2011 Indianapolis, IN National Catholic Youth Conference 2011 Indianapolis, IN Participation Handbook NCYC 2011 November 16-20 The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer,

More information

Rebuilding in Faith and Hope

Rebuilding in Faith and Hope A Pastoral Letter by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., to the Clergy, Religious and Faithful People of the Diocese of Fall River 1 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, want to share with you a recent

More information

FROM THE ARCHBISHOP 3 WHY YOUTH MINISTRY? 4 WHAT IS THE YOUTH MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM? 6 INVESTMENT 8 KEY DATES 10 APPLICATION DATES 11

FROM THE ARCHBISHOP 3 WHY YOUTH MINISTRY? 4 WHAT IS THE YOUTH MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM? 6 INVESTMENT 8 KEY DATES 10 APPLICATION DATES 11 1 FROM THE ARCHBISHOP 3 WHY YOUTH MINISTRY? 4 WHAT IS THE YOUTH MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM? 6 INVESTMENT 8 KEY DATES 10 APPLICATION DATES 11 APPLICATION FORMS 12 IDEAS 16 FAQ 20 The Youth Ministry Partnership

More information

DIOCESE OF ORLANDO JOB DESCRIPTION

DIOCESE OF ORLANDO JOB DESCRIPTION DIOCESE OF ORLANDO JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: President, The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida Reports To: Chairman of the Board of Directors FLSA Status: Exempt Prepared By: Chief Operating Officer/Chancellor,

More information

Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium

Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium The Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium is developed in four sections.

More information

2016 Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly Concrete Pastoral Initiative Form

2016 Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly Concrete Pastoral Initiative Form WEST PORTLAND / SUBURBS Catechesis Work on one aspect annually from different levels. Encourage, get all involved in catechesis. Resources, ideas Teachers meet together to review successful techniques.

More information

St. Anthony Parish Pastoral Plan

St. Anthony Parish Pastoral Plan I. Pastor s Vision Statement As we look to the future, St. Anthony s Parish should strive for a vision that aligns with the universal mission of the Church. We must become ever more focused on our primary

More information

Summer Revised Fall 2012 & 2013 (Revisions in italics)

Summer Revised Fall 2012 & 2013 (Revisions in italics) Long Range Plan Summer 2011 Revised Fall 2012 & 2013 (Revisions in italics) St. Raphael the Archangel Parish is a diverse community of Catholic believers called by baptism to share in the Christian mission

More information

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK PARISH PRINCIPLES

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK PARISH PRINCIPLES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK PARISH PRINCIPLES Task Force on Parishes April 8, 2003 PARISH PRINCIPLES Pages #1 Spiritual Life 1-3 #2 Education and Formational Life 3-5 #3 Life of Service 5-7 #4 Parish Community

More information

College Missionary Application

College Missionary Application The John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization Office of College Campus Ministry College Missionary Application General INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for your interest in our College Missionary Program for

More information

Proverbs 29:18 Copyright

Proverbs 29:18 Copyright Statement of WHY, Mission, Vision, Core Values, Strategic Areas of Focus and Preliminary Strategic Goals ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Where there is no vision, the people will perish Bill Marianes April, 2016 Copyright

More information

PULSE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADING STUDENTS TO CHRIST THE CCMA MAGAZINE A P R I L

PULSE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADING STUDENTS TO CHRIST THE CCMA MAGAZINE A P R I L PULSE THE CCMA MAGAZINE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADING STUDENTS TO CHRIST A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL SULLIVAN, DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON A P R I L 2 0 1 7 NATIONAL CONVENTION DETAILS

More information

Introducing Strategic Planning

Introducing Strategic Planning Introducing Strategic Planning A Letter from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., to the Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Fall River 1 Dear Friends in Christ: Last April, I wrote my

More information

St. Michael the Archangel Stewardship Fund Conference & Parish Grants

St. Michael the Archangel Stewardship Fund Conference & Parish Grants St. Michael the Archangel Stewardship Fund Conference & Parish Grants June 2016 St. Michael the Archangel Stewardship Fund St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good

More information

All Saints FORMATION Committee Planning Workbook

All Saints FORMATION Committee Planning Workbook All Saints FORMATION Committee Planning Workbook What s Our Bull s Eye? ALL SAINTS PARISH FORMATION COMMITTEE PLANNING WORKBOOK last revised 12/9/16 page 1 WHAT S OUR BULL S EYE? This workbook is intended

More information

TRINITY EPISCOPAL SUTTER CREEK

TRINITY EPISCOPAL SUTTER CREEK Page 1 Dear Friend in Christ and potential partner in ministry, Parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Creek, CA are praying for you. We know that you are as eager to find and lead us as we are

More information

PARISH RELIGION PROGRAM and

PARISH RELIGION PROGRAM and 2017-2018 PARISH RELIGION PROGRAM and CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD SESSION DESCRIPTIONS, INFORMATION, AND REGISTRATION The Parish Religion Program (PRP) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish provides faith

More information

On amission ofmercy: Evangelising Parishes

On amission ofmercy: Evangelising Parishes national conference on the new evangelisation PROCLAIM On amission ofmercy: Evangelising Parishes FORMING EVANGELISATION TEAMS: BEST PRACTICE FOR EFFECTIVE MISSION Workshop by Most Reverend Nicholas Hudson

More information

Guidance for Parish Survey Review and Reflection

Guidance for Parish Survey Review and Reflection Guidance for Parish Survey Review and Reflection The following guidance will help you and your Planning Team review and reflect on the survey results, and prepare your Parish Mission-Readiness Statement

More information

FUTURE. To order now, call Forward Movement Publications at or visit their website at ForwardMovement.org

FUTURE. To order now, call Forward Movement Publications at or visit their website at ForwardMovement.org FUTURE To order now, call Forward Movement Publications at 800-543-1813 or visit their website at ForwardMovement.org CHAPTER III Caring for Givers The best motivation for giving is a good experience of

More information

SUPPORT. Overcoming hurdles Those mountains are not as big as they seem, we just need to keep our hearts focused. Page 4

SUPPORT. Overcoming hurdles Those mountains are not as big as they seem, we just need to keep our hearts focused. Page 4 SUPPORT g e t t i n g S e n t Why raise support? Find out why Project is funded by support from both a ministry and a Biblical perspective. Page 2 Overcoming hurdles Those mountains are not as big as they

More information

MISSION JOURNEY PACKET

MISSION JOURNEY PACKET MISSION JOURNEY PACKET Application and Requirements for a First Baptist Norfolk Mission Journey. Keep this sheet and use as a checklist to make sure you complete all requirements. To access Mission forms

More information

Fundraising Idea Packet

Fundraising Idea Packet Fundraising Idea Packet We are so very happy for your desire to join us on this mission trip to Haiti this year! We hope you ll enjoy it as much as we have over the years. We work hard to make sure you

More information

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Staff Information

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Staff Information ice of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are excited to tell you more about what it may look like if you apply and are hired to be a part of the Program Staff for the

More information

PARISH PASTORAL PLAN. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish

PARISH PASTORAL PLAN. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish Mary, Star of the Sea Parish PARISH PASTORAL PLAN 2017-2021 And Jesus came up and spoke to them saying, all authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all

More information

ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. Job Analysis Work Sheet 2

ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. Job Analysis Work Sheet 2 ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Job Analysis Work Sheet 2 PARISH: PASTOR: CATECHETICAL LEADER: DATE: STEP ONE: In dialogue with your pastor, determine your job evaluation points

More information

Session Three. Reaching Our City For Christ

Session Three. Reaching Our City For Christ Session Three Reaching Our City For Christ Session Three Reaching Our City for Christ Check each item below after you discuss it with the Pastors in your Pastors. Complete the following before you meet

More information

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH Our Present and Our PARISH PASTORAL PLAN Extending the Heart and Hands of Our Lady Our Lady of Guadalupe s Vision and Mission frame our present and future activities.

More information

We will continue collecting Box Tops throughout the year.

We will continue collecting Box Tops throughout the year. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Community Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Washington, DC 202-767-5900 http://jbabchapel.wordpress.com/ September 17 th & 18 th, 2016 PASTORAL STAFF Mission Statement The

More information

Cover Sheet for Mission Packet:

Cover Sheet for Mission Packet: Cover Sheet for Mission Packet: ***All paperwork must be filled out and turned in with a deposit to hold your spot on the trips.*** Timeline Checklist Leaders Only: Mission Trip Information: Leader fills

More information

GENERATIONS OF FAITH

GENERATIONS OF FAITH An Interreligious and Intergenerational Gathering United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs GENERATIONS OF FAITH An Interreligious and Intergenerational

More information

A Pastorate Meeting for Saint Mary Saint Francis Holy Family November 30, 2016

A Pastorate Meeting for Saint Mary Saint Francis Holy Family November 30, 2016 A Pastorate Meeting for Saint Mary Saint Francis Holy Family November 30, 2016 from the Gospel of Matthew As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and

More information

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Actual Apostolic Projection 2010

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Actual Apostolic Projection 2010 Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary Actual Apostolic Projection 2010 Our Apostolic Charism To be ardent witnesses to the power and fecundity of love and the splendor of the Magisterium and

More information

Sunday Connection Strategies

Sunday Connection Strategies Sunday Connection Strategies Every time a sacrament is celebrated by an individual or a group, it deepens and celebrates the faith of the whole community. The celebration of the sacraments by children

More information

The Parish Pastoral Council. Its Functions and Relationship To Other Parish Bodies

The Parish Pastoral Council. Its Functions and Relationship To Other Parish Bodies The Parish Pastoral Council Its Functions and Relationship To Other Parish Bodies 1 The Pastoral Council is Pastoral 2 Call of the Baptized There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;

More information

St Mark and All Saints. Role Description

St Mark and All Saints. Role Description Appendix 1 SECTION ONE: DETAILS OF POST St Mark and All Saints, Reading Role Description Role Title: Type of Role: Name of benefice: Episcopal area: Deanery: Archdeaconry: Conditions of Service: Vicar

More information

PROJECT GUIDE LHM GUATEMALA. Curriculum

PROJECT GUIDE LHM GUATEMALA. Curriculum PROJECT GUIDE LHM GUATEMALA Curriculum What to Look For In This Guatemala Curriculum Please review and become familiar with the contents of this curriculum packet. The pieces are designed to provide for

More information

GROW Toolkit Version 2.0 March 2014

GROW Toolkit Version 2.0 March 2014 GROW Toolkit Version 2.0 March 2014 Dear Pastor and Parish Leaders: You are holding a guide to GROW, a pastoral planning process that is intended to build upon the foundation of the benefits of the pastoral

More information

III. THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR

III. THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR III. THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2011-2016 To address the findings and implications of the research, the Steering Committee proposes the following plan for the 2011-2016 time period. Governing Theme, Overall

More information

Archdiocese of Louisville

Archdiocese of Louisville The Record Newspaper Accountability Report October 2, 2014 1 Archdiocese of Louisville MISSION We are the Catholic Church in Central Kentucky, disciples of Jesus Christ, rich in our tradition and growing

More information

Diocese of Buffalo Department of Lifelong Faith Formation

Diocese of Buffalo Department of Lifelong Faith Formation In the Rite of Christian Initiation, the time following the reception of the sacraments of initiation is the period of what is called Mystagogy. It is a phase that is spent on assisting the deepening of

More information

Compass Missions Handbook

Compass Missions Handbook Rob Maupin Global Outreach Pastor Compass Christian Church 2017-2018 Compass Missions Handbook Our desire is to wisely participate with God s global mission in a way that involves as many members of Compass

More information

INTRODUCTION. Our desire and goal can be summarized in the following words: Loving God...Loving You (Mark 12:30, 31)

INTRODUCTION. Our desire and goal can be summarized in the following words: Loving God...Loving You (Mark 12:30, 31) STRATEGIC PLAN 2008-2013 Our Purpose Statement: Our purpose, as a fellowship united in our Lord Jesus Christ, is to worship God through evangelism and discipleship by the power of the Holy Spirit. INTRODUCTION

More information

YEAR IN REVIEW APRIL Waking Hearts to Life

YEAR IN REVIEW APRIL Waking Hearts to Life YEAR IN REVIEW APRIL 2017 Waking Hearts to Life A LETTER FROM KURT NELSON I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return

More information

Format for Committee Reports St. John Vianney Parish

Format for Committee Reports St. John Vianney Parish Name of Committee: Stewardship Committee of Meeting: June 15, Format for Committee Reports St. John Vianney Parish Members Present: Diane Bennett,, Glenn Pentler, Robb Lied, Paul Dehler, Karen Coon, Rob

More information

OVERVIEW OF FOCUS SESSIONS

OVERVIEW OF FOCUS SESSIONS OVERVIEW OF FOCUS SESSIONS WINTER-SPRING 2012 Diocesan Pastoral Council 3 November 2012 1 Demographics and Resources in our 7 counties Population Mass Attendance Religious Practice of Catholics Diminishing

More information

Diocese of Corpus Christi

Diocese of Corpus Christi Office of Evangelization and Catechesis 620 Lipan St. Office of Laity, Family, and Life Corpus Christi, Texas 78403 Office of Youth Ministry 361-882-6191 Fax: 361-693-6734 October 9, 2017 Dear Catechetical

More information

Catholic Missions In Canada

Catholic Missions In Canada Lesson 2: Mission How To Build a Church Lesson Goal: Students will develop a basic understanding of what it means to build and sustain a community of Christ s disciples Lesson Objectives: 1) Students will

More information

St. Mary Magdalen. Parish Directory

St. Mary Magdalen. Parish Directory St. Mary Magdalen Parish Directory Welcome to Saint Mary Magdalen Parish! As you will soon discover, SMM Parish is a vibrant Roman Catholic community of faith in the Brandywine Hundred region of North

More information

Youth Ministry Update Winter/Spring 2018

Youth Ministry Update Winter/Spring 2018 Youth Ministry Update Winter/Spring 2018 Can t Stop Won t Stop Each year St. Timothy Life Teen is blessed to be able to host two get-a-way weekends for our teens to come together in prayer, fellowship

More information

Parish Pastoral Council 1. Introduction 2. Purpose 3. Scope

Parish Pastoral Council 1. Introduction 2. Purpose 3. Scope Parish Pastoral Council 1. Introduction Saint Luke the Evangelist church in Westborough has updated the previously formed Parish Council into the newly revised Parish Pastoral Council, which builds on

More information

CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH KOBONAL HAITI MISSION. present FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 RENAISSANCE BATON ROUGE HOTEL

CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH KOBONAL HAITI MISSION. present FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 RENAISSANCE BATON ROUGE HOTEL CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH & KOBONAL HAITI MISSION present Shine Light YourGala FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 RENAISSANCE BATON ROUGE HOTEL SPONSOR GUIDE Funds raised will support the

More information

Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church Justice

Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church Justice RESOLUTION NO.: 2018-A057 GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2018 ARCHIVES RESEARCH REPORT TITLE: PROPOSER: TOPIC: Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State

More information

An Introduction to NCCW: The National Council of Catholic Women

An Introduction to NCCW: The National Council of Catholic Women An Introduction to NCCW: The National Council of Catholic Women 1 An Introduction to NCCW: The National Council of Catholic Women WHO ARE WE? 2 SPOTLIGHT ON NCCW HISTORY 3 WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW! 4 NCCW

More information

PASTOR S GUIDE. An opportunity to disciple families in your church and grow followers of Christ

PASTOR S GUIDE. An opportunity to disciple families in your church and grow followers of Christ PASTOR S GUIDE An opportunity to disciple families in your church and grow followers of Christ Dear Church Leader, You answered God s call to leadership because you re passionate about people and seeing

More information

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2017-2022 Strategic Plan Dear Parish Family, With eyes looking to Jesus Christ and hands stretched to heaven, St. Francis of Assisi beheld a vision of our Lord and received the stigmata (see front cover).

More information

2014 Ambassadors for Christ

2014 Ambassadors for Christ 2014 Ambassadors for Christ Table of Contents Page Parish Timeline 1 Diocesan Priorities and Ministries 2 Preparing for Success 4 Parish Leadership 6 Pastor 6 Parish CFSA Chairperson 7 Parish CFSA Secretary

More information

20 TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIFELINE!

20 TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIFELINE! Fall 2014 Spring 2015 CHALLENGING YOUNG CATHOLICS TO LOVE CHRIST AND EMBRACE THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH 20 TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIFELINE! Vibrant Mass Dynamic Speakers Great Music FOR CATHOLIC TEENS GRADES 8-12

More information

Request for Building Use. Group Name Profit / Nonprofit (please circle) Telephone . Date(s) needed Times # of people

Request for Building Use. Group Name Profit / Nonprofit (please circle) Telephone  . Date(s) needed Times # of people The faith family of WEST POINT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3566-72 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60653 (773) 538-7590 (main) (773) 538-8370 (fax) Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes, Senior Pastor/Teacher

More information

Great Milwaukee Synod Interim Ministry Task Force Manual for Congregations in Transition Interim Ministry

Great Milwaukee Synod Interim Ministry Task Force Manual for Congregations in Transition Interim Ministry Great Milwaukee Synod Interim Ministry Task Force Manual for Congregations in Transition Interim Ministry Life is a series of transitions from birth to death. At best, transition, though painful, can provide

More information

R w Works. Handouts. Workshop Materials. An Episcopal Planning Tool to Help Your Church Advance Spiritual Growth. Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

R w Works. Handouts. Workshop Materials. An Episcopal Planning Tool to Help Your Church Advance Spiritual Growth. Episcopal Diocese of Chicago R w Works Handouts Workshop Materials An Episcopal Planning Tool to Help Your Church Advance Spiritual Growth Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Contents Episcopal Beliefs & Practices... 3 Parish Profile: Ten

More information

THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW NEW CHAPTER SPONSOR GUIDE

THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW NEW CHAPTER SPONSOR GUIDE THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW NEW CHAPTER SPONSOR GUIDE THE SOLE OBJECT OF THE BROTHERHOOD IS THE SPREAD OF CHRIST S KINGDOM AMONG MEN AND BOYS THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW, INC. P.O. BOX 632 AMBRIDGE,

More information

As you come to Him, the living stone rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him you also, like living stones, are being built into a

As you come to Him, the living stone rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him you also, like living stones, are being built into a As you come to Him, the living stone rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual

More information

21 Laws of Leadership Self-Evaluation

21 Laws of Leadership Self-Evaluation 21 Laws of Leadership Self-Evaluation Name: Date: Instructions: Read each statement below and score yourself for each, using the following scale: 0 Never 1 Rarely 2 Occasionally 3 Always 1. The Law of

More information

Church Planting 101 Morning Session

Church Planting 101 Morning Session Session 1: Church Planting 101 Participant Book - Morning Page 1 Church Planting 101 Morning Session Welcome to the first session of the Lay Missionary Planting Network, a training opportunity offered

More information

CONNECTED IN THE SPIRIT PASTORAL PLANNING FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS. St. Christopher Parish Assessment Results

CONNECTED IN THE SPIRIT PASTORAL PLANNING FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS. St. Christopher Parish Assessment Results The Connected in the Spirit Core team conducted a survey at all masses during the weekend of May 4 and May 5. 1,108 surveys were received. In addition, collaborative meetings were conducted with our Pastoral

More information

Pastoral Plan Implementation Goals by Year Year 1

Pastoral Plan Implementation Goals by Year Year 1 1 Parish Life Communication about Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan Each Parish Pastoral Council will communicate to all parishioners relevant information about the vision, directions, goals and objectives of

More information

OLFORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. THE CERTIFICATE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL PREACHING

OLFORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. THE CERTIFICATE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL PREACHING OLFORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. THE CERTIFICATE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - 2018 THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL PREACHING INTRODUCTION The Scriptures, the 66 books of the Holy Bible, are indeed

More information

Five Principles for Nurturing Church Relationships Coaching for Receiving Churches in the Macedonia Project Missouri Baptist Convention

Five Principles for Nurturing Church Relationships Coaching for Receiving Churches in the Macedonia Project Missouri Baptist Convention Five Principles for Nurturing Church Relationships Coaching for Receiving Churches in the Macedonia Project Missouri Baptist Convention Churches treasure their RELATIONSHHIPS. We have deep and wide interactions

More information

IN SOLIDARITY BISHOP S MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN. Iowa State Council Recruitment Initiative 2017

IN SOLIDARITY BISHOP S MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN. Iowa State Council Recruitment Initiative 2017 IN SOLIDARITY BISHOP S MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN Iowa State Council Recruitment Initiative 2017 Is Membership a Puzzle? Council Faith Charity Mystery Ingredient?? Field Agent Council District Deputy Let s Put

More information

FAITH BUILD. A guide for local Habitat affiliates and local Thrivent Financial workforce N11-17

FAITH BUILD. A guide for local Habitat affiliates and local Thrivent Financial workforce N11-17 FAITH BUILD A guide for local Habitat affiliates and local Thrivent Financial workforce 29714 N11-17 INTRODUCTION Thrivent and Habitat: Aligned missions Habitat for Humanity a Christian organization and

More information

PARISH LIFE COORDINATOR

PARISH LIFE COORDINATOR PARISH LIFE COORDINATOR I. INTRODUCTION There have been many changes in the Catholic Church as a result of Vatican II. One of the areas undergoing rapid change is that of ministry within the Church, both

More information

Sacramental Policies and Guidelines. Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey. May 31, Introduction

Sacramental Policies and Guidelines. Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey. May 31, Introduction Sacramental Policies and Guidelines Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey May 31, 2009 Introduction There are fundamental policies that apply to catechesis for each of the Sacraments. The following revised policies

More information

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS Please PRINT as you wish your name to appear on your certificate.

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS Please PRINT as you wish your name to appear on your certificate. ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO CATECHETICAL CENTER 2718 West Woodlawn Avenue San Antonio, Texas 78228 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Received: Fee: Reviewed APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS Please PRINT

More information

Partnership Precepts for Church Planting

Partnership Precepts for Church Planting Partnership Precepts for Church Planting The Church Planting Team (CPT) of the Church Planting and Missions Development Group under the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) accepts our assignment

More information

GUIDELINES FOR THE SECTION DIRECTOR S ASSISTANT

GUIDELINES FOR THE SECTION DIRECTOR S ASSISTANT Thy Kingdom Come! GUIDELINES FOR THE SECTION DIRECTOR S ASSISTANT Introduction... 2 First part: The section director s assistant... 3 Profile of the section director s assistant... 3 Lines of dependence

More information

Chapter Five MISSIONS AND THE LOCAL CHURCH

Chapter Five MISSIONS AND THE LOCAL CHURCH Chapter Five MISSIONS AND THE LOCAL CHURCH Missionary involvement in a local church lends enthusiasm and vitality to every part of its ministry. Missions and evangelism are closely related. Congregations

More information

POSTION DESCRIPTION. St. Mark Parish th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53143

POSTION DESCRIPTION. St. Mark Parish th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53143 POSTION DESCRIPTION St. Mark Parish 7117 14 th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53143 Position Title: Parish Coordinator of Faith Formation/Faith Formation Director Status: Full time/part Time, Exempt, 12 Months Reports

More information

Stewardship Round Table

Stewardship Round Table Teaching and Guiding Stewardship Round Table Sponsored by The National Capital Presbytery Presented by, Mark Ewert Stewardship Consultant, Author, Coach Stewardship Prayer O Lord our God, who givest liberally

More information

Launch Report Prepared by Kurt Jaros, Executive Director - December, 2015 DEFENDERS MEDIA, 501 JOLIET ST. WEST CHICAGO, IL

Launch Report Prepared by Kurt Jaros, Executive Director - December, 2015 DEFENDERS MEDIA, 501 JOLIET ST. WEST CHICAGO, IL Launch Report 2015 Prepared by Kurt Jaros, Executive Director - December, 2015 DEFENDERS MEDIA, 501 JOLIET ST. WEST CHICAGO, IL 60185 1 Dear Friend, Letter from the Executive Director Thanks for your interest

More information

Do we personally have the qualities of mind, heart, and spirit to take up this task?

Do we personally have the qualities of mind, heart, and spirit to take up this task? August 21, 2016 Dear Friends in Christ, In July 2015 I issued my first pastoral letter as Archbishop of Baltimore. In this document, entitled, A Light Brightly Visible, Guiding the Path to Missionary Discipleship,

More information

Sydney Presbytery. Sydney Presbytery members were asked why their faith in Jesus Christ was still important. Here are some of their answers.

Sydney Presbytery. Sydney Presbytery members were asked why their faith in Jesus Christ was still important. Here are some of their answers. Sydney Presbytery 1. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TELL THE STORY OF JESUS CHRIST TODAY? Sydney Presbytery members were asked why their faith in Jesus Christ was still important. Here are some of their answers.

More information

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Community Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Washington, DC

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Community Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Washington, DC St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Community Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Washington, DC 202-767-5900 http://jbabchapel.wordpress.com/ September 3 rd & 4 th, 2016 Catholic Priest: Fr. Larry Smith, S. J.

More information

A Parish Guide for Phone Visitation Outreach

A Parish Guide for Phone Visitation Outreach A Parish Guide for Phone Visitation Outreach 1 A Parish Guide to Phone Visitation Outreach Timeline The team must first decide when the phone calls will be made in the parish. It is best to make the calls

More information

Holy Spirit Church. Meeting Minutes 25 January Attendees

Holy Spirit Church. Meeting Minutes 25 January Attendees Holy Spirit Church Meeting Minutes 25 January 2012 1.0 Attendees Father Joseph Simmons, Sister Susanne Bunn, Mike Perrone, Jr., Normand Pelissier, Clotilde Obo, Susan Businsky, Kim Barnum, and Carmen Arroyo

More information

DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR FIRST PENANCE AND FIRST EUCHARIST CATECHESES

DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR FIRST PENANCE AND FIRST EUCHARIST CATECHESES DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR FIRST PENANCE AND FIRST EUCHARIST CATECHESES Catechesis prior to First Penance and First Eucharist Catechesis for Persons with Disabilities Catechesis for those who attend Catholic

More information

An overview of. Alive Ministries Project Pray. in the Nation and the World!

An overview of. Alive Ministries Project Pray. in the Nation and the World! An overview of Alive Ministries Project Pray e you r o ed t t i v n i er partn s u with Awakening Awakening A Great in the Nation and the World! Alive Ministries: PROJECT PRAY PO Box 1245 Kannapolis, NC

More information

Application for Member in Discernment

Application for Member in Discernment Application for Member in Discernment Covenant of Discernment and Formation Committee on Ministry Fox Valley Association Illinois Conference U.C.C. 1 The Call to Authorized Ministry One of the distinguishing

More information

Church Planting Prospectus. A new Gospel-movement in Downtown Fresno, California. Revised July, 2017.

Church Planting Prospectus. A new Gospel-movement in Downtown Fresno, California. Revised July, 2017. Church Planting Prospectus A new Gospel-movement in Downtown Fresno, California. Revised July, 2017. TABLE OF CONTENTS Why Plant? About Philosophy Leadership Strategy Help Beliefs Why About Plant? Downtown

More information

Building Support Systems

Building Support Systems Building Support Systems Sustaining and Nurturing the Church Planter DESIRED OUTCOMES: After you finish this unit you will be able to develop support system plans by: 1. Addressing and facilitating supportive

More information

A special thanks to Tricia Tembreull, Lisa Epperson, and Katie Heller.

A special thanks to Tricia Tembreull, Lisa Epperson, and Katie Heller. Core Recruitment Unless otherwise noted, Scripture passages have been taken from the Revised Standard Version, Catholic edition. Copyright 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the

More information

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Overview

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Overview Acknowledgements In the creation of this PowerPoint presentation I have borrowed from the following excellent website: http://www.stmarydekalb.org/rcia/index.html. This is the website for St Mary Parish,

More information

As you go around the archdiocese, what signs of encouragement do you see (among parishioners)?

As you go around the archdiocese, what signs of encouragement do you see (among parishioners)? As you go around the archdiocese, what signs of encouragement do you see (among parishioners)? It depends on where I go. Sometimes there aren t signs of encouragement. People are genuinely and understandably

More information

2016 Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly Concrete Pastoral Initiative Form

2016 Archdiocesan Pastoral Assembly Concrete Pastoral Initiative Form WEST PORTLAND / SUBURBS Church acoustics make it hard for hearing impaired / elderly to hear. Assess parish acoustics and make appropriate changes. Advice to churches on how to improve their acoustics.

More information