Divine Renovation

Divine Renovation
Author: James Mallon
Publsiher: Twenty-Third Publications
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781627850384
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Renovation Book Excerpt:

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

Divine Renovation Apprentice
Author: Fr. Simon Lobo
Publsiher: The Word Among Us Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 159325511X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Renovation Apprentice Book Excerpt:

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.

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish
Author: Fr. James Mallon
Publsiher: The Word Among Us Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN: 1593251432
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish Book Excerpt:

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

Unlocking Your Parish

Unlocking Your Parish
Author: Ron Huntley,Fr. James Mallon
Publsiher: The Word Among Us Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN: 1593255357
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking Your Parish Book Excerpt:

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.

Preaching for Discipleship

Preaching for Discipleship
Author: Michael E. Connors
Publsiher: Liturgy Training Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-01-25
ISBN: 1618332708
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching for Discipleship Book Excerpt:

The homily is a primary way that pastors and deacons can communicate how the whole parish community forms the catechumens. Many parishioners are not aware of their role in the Christian initiation process. In Preaching Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation, Michael E. Connors, CSC, provides homilists and catechists with the tools to evangelize not only the catechumens present, but also to capture the imagination of the parish community so that they too realize their own role in the Christian initiation process. This resource will help the homilist: Build a homily Foster a deeper appreciation of the call to discipleship on the part of the assembly Instruct the assembly on their role in the Rite of Christian Initiation so that right from the outset the catechumens may feel that they belong to the people of God Bring the baptized and catechumens into a deeper personal relationship with the Lord Provide specific insights during the period of Mystagogy

The Divine Glories Displayed in Babes and Sucklings a Sermon on Ps Viii 2 Occasioned by the Death of N Gibbons Etc

The Divine Glories Displayed in Babes and Sucklings  a Sermon  on Ps  Viii  2  Occasioned by the Death of N  Gibbons  Etc
Author: Thomas GIBBONS (D.D.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1764
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accountability and Leadership in the Catholic Church

Accountability and Leadership in the Catholic Church
Author: Brian Dive
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN: 1527544974
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accountability and Leadership in the Catholic Church Book Excerpt:

The Catholic church is many things: a sign and instrument of Christ; a gathering of flawed human beings; a mystery. It is, in some ways, unlike any other organization in the world; yet it is, nevertheless, an organization: as St John Henry Newman observed, “it has developed according to the laws under which combinations of men develop.” Over the past century, a body of knowledge has emerged concerning how to create “healthy”, effective organizations. This volume innovatively applies this knowledge to the church, identifying ways in which its organizational life needs to improve. One fundamental problem considered here is that there is a “gap” in leadership above the bishops: about 6,000 people report to the pope, which is unworkable, with the result that the curia (which is largely unaccountable) illegitimately moves into that gap, and tries to run the church. The book proposes a new role for cardinals, to remedy this, and outlines a new structure for the curia, reorienting it towards its proper functions. Things can, and should, change, if the church is to show the world the light within it.

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership
Author: Michael E. Connors, CSC
Publsiher: Liturgy Training Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN: 1616716355
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership Book Excerpt:

In this unique resource, Fr. Michael E. Connors gathers and expertly guides the collective wisdom of experienced preachers and homilists to provide a unique resource that examines the preacher’s unique role as shepherd and a spiritual leader. The chapters will investigate these dual roles according to the roots of the Catholic spiritual tradition and provide practical advice for priests, deacons, seminarians in homiletics classes or preaching classes, retreat leaders, RCIA catechists—all who preach. Preaching as Spiritual Leadership provides solutions to the following questions: How is preaching embedded in the Church’s pastoral mission? What does it mean to be a shepherd and spiritual leader for others? How can a preacher flourish in the role of spiritual leader? How can we lead others into committed discipleship through preaching? To be a shepherd and spiritual leader, the preacher must be in some sense a mystic, who is filled with the Lord’s gracious presence, a presence to be shared with others. Homilists are a sacramental people, they must also be a mystagogues: ministers who can both lead the community’s ritual celebrations, and help the People of God to plunge into the liturgy with lively faith, to touch the holy realities behind them.

Ablaze

Ablaze
Author: Deacon Keith Strohm
Publsiher: The Word Among Us Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN: 1593252846
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ablaze Book Excerpt:

Our Catholic faith teaches that we should experience new life, abundant joy, and exuberant hope. Yet sadly, many of our parishes lack any of these. Drawing from decades of experience and service to over a hundred parishes, Deacon Keith Strohm breaks down the often complex and overwhelming task of parish renewal using a simple-to-understand framework that can help put your community on the path to vitality. Whether you’ve just begun the journey toward parish renewal or your parish is well on its way toward new life and mission, this book will provide critical insights and tools to help you on the way. “Ablaze gets to the heart of the matter in challenging parish and diocesan leadership to step up and, in spite of the cost, lead a transformation of the culture of their organizations.” —from the foreword by FR. JAMES MALLON, author of Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission

Does God Love All or Some

Does God Love All or Some
Author: Ronnie W. Rogers
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-04-19
ISBN: 1532681798
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does God Love All or Some Book Excerpt:

The term "extensivism" describes my position regarding the doctrine of salvation. Specifically, extensivism believes that man was created in the image of God with otherwise choice; God's salvation plan involves an all-inclusive unconditional offer of salvation to every person, reception of which is conditioned upon grace-enabled faith rather than Calvinism's exclusive plan of a limited actual offer of salvation to only the unconditionally elected. Generally, it replaces the term "non-Calvinism." These are the five primary objectives of the book: First, my considerations would result in a deeper understanding of God. Second, I will demonstrate that God salvationally loves every single person. Third, I intend to offer a precise and respectful critique of Calvinism's internal and biblical inconsistencies (these are largely due to its commitment to compatibilism and unconditional election). Fourth, I will demonstrate that God's free choice to endow man with libertarian freedom is a more biblical perspective. Fifth, because a significant percentage of people who become Calvinists do not actually understand Calvinism, I seek to present Calvinism and extensivism in language that is precisely and consistently reflective of the commitments of each perspective regarding God's sovereignty, salvific love, foreknowledge, and man's freedom; this so a person can make an informed choice about Calvinism.

A report of the proceedings in the mock trial of an information exhibited ex officio by the King s Attorney General against W Tunbridge for the publication of a book called Palmer s Principles of Nature as an alleged blasphemous libel To which is added the whole of the suppressed part of the defendant s defence etc

A report of the proceedings  in the mock trial of an information  exhibited ex officio by the King s Attorney General against W  Tunbridge for the publication of a book called  Palmer s Principles of Nature   as an alleged blasphemous libel     To which is added the whole of the suppressed part of the defendant s defence  etc
Author: William TUNBRIDGE
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A report of the proceedings in the mock trial of an information exhibited ex officio by the King s Attorney General against W Tunbridge for the publication of a book called Palmer s Principles of Nature as an alleged blasphemous libel To which is added the whole of the suppressed part of the defendant s defence etc Book Excerpt:

A Report of the Proceedings in the Mock Trial of an Information Exhibited Ex officio by the King s Attorney General Against William Tunbridge

A Report of the Proceedings in the Mock Trial of an Information  Exhibited Ex officio by the King s Attorney General Against William Tunbridge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blasphemy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Report of the Proceedings in the Mock Trial of an Information Exhibited Ex officio by the King s Attorney General Against William Tunbridge Book Excerpt:

Tunbridge was one of Richard Carlile's volunteer shopmen, brought to trial through efforts of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. He was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

Principles of Nature or a development of the moral causes of Happiness and Misery among the human species

Principles of Nature  or  a development of the moral causes of Happiness and Misery among the human species
Author: Elihu PALMER
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1801
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Nature or a development of the moral causes of Happiness and Misery among the human species Book Excerpt:

The Commemorative Sacrifice

The Commemorative Sacrifice
Author: Benjamin Holloway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1737
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lord's Supper
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commemorative Sacrifice Book Excerpt:

Excellence in Ministry

Excellence in Ministry
Author: Tom Quinlan
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 0829445331
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excellence in Ministry Book Excerpt:

Catechetical leadership is at its best when it builds on the shoulders of those who have gone before while at the same time creating innovative approaches for an ever-changing ministry. This fifth volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader will share both time-tested and new skills and strategies that will allow catechetical leaders to not only be successful in the week-to-week particulars of running a parish catechetical program, but also to fulfill the ultimate goal of animating a faith community to grow in authentic discipleship to Jesus Christ. A few of the best practices covered in this book include planning the catechetical year, selecting catechetical resources, promoting the catechetical program to the parish community and beyond, how to honestly evaluate your program, and so much more. The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God’s word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

Saint John Henry Newman

Saint John Henry Newman
Author: Robert C. Christie
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN: 1527545792
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saint John Henry Newman Book Excerpt:

This volume of essays, sponsored by the Newman Association of America, serves to identify, preserve, and promote the legacy of John Henry Newman. It argues that eleven major elements of Newman’s life and work speak to us today, and, in fact, are very important resources for believers in their confrontation with the challenges of an increasingly secular world. They also resonate loudly to a church in crisis both internally and externally in its confrontation with that world. Ten authors, included among them some of the world’s most noted Newman scholars, as well as several emerging ones, address various aspects of Newman’s legacy on a host of subjects. These include the nature and challenges of faith both for believers and contemporary “nones” with no religious affiliations, an analysis of what and how we know things, particularly bearing on religious matters, the experience of conversions, the place and meaning of relationships in our search for God, especially those of family, home, and friendships, the indispensable role of the church in our drive for holiness, the nature and importance of education and its personal dimension, and the correct application of history in studying and learning from Newman’s legacy. Those who have questions and who think about these subjects, academics and non-academics alike, will find much to ponder in these essays.

The Commemorative Sacrifice A Sermon on 1 Cor Ii 23 26 Preached at the Visitation at Woodstock 1736

The Commemorative Sacrifice  A Sermon  on 1 Cor  Ii  23 26  Preached at the Visitation     at Woodstock     1736
Author: Benjamin HOLLOWAY
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1737
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commemorative Sacrifice A Sermon on 1 Cor Ii 23 26 Preached at the Visitation at Woodstock 1736 Book Excerpt:

Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper
Author: Stephanie L. Derrick
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 153267760X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Paper Book Excerpt:

Chasing Paper is an important new collection of essays written by senior publishers from around the world who have spent their careers in Christian publishing. Here they discuss the dramatic changes witnessed by the Christian publishing industry over the last fifty years, how they and their companies responded to those changes, and what the future may hold for the Christian publishing industry, authors, and readers everywhere. Find herein a rare glimpse behind the scenes into how some of the gate keepers of Christian culture have navigated quickly shifting cultural and professional realities.

Great Catholic Parishes

Great Catholic Parishes
Author: William E. Simon
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN: 1594714185
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Catholic Parishes Book Excerpt:

What is really happening in the Catholic Church in North America? Are parishes thriving or dying? Is dissatisfaction among Catholics growing or are they becoming more engaged in the evangelizing mission of the Church? Businessman, professor, and philanthropist, William E. Simon Jr. has been highly influenced by the dynamic and inspiring Catholic parishes he has attended for more than 25 years. In 2012, he founded Parish Catalyst, an organization devoted to researching and supporting the health and development of Catholic parishes. Great Catholic Parishes looks at Simon’s insights and the success stories of 244 vibrant parishes to show what makes them great. In 2012 and 2013, Simon and his team studied 244 Catholic parishes to determine what made them exceptional. The study found that all of the parishes shared four foundational practices that led to a profound sense of belonging within their parish communities and a deepening commitment to discipleship: Share leadership by using clergy and lay staff with the best talents and skills to direct the community Foster spiritual maturity and plan for discipleship by offering a variety of formation programs and ministry opportunities to reach parishioners at differing points in their lives Excel on Sundays by dedicating significant time, energy, and money to liturgical celebrations that parishioners and visitors find welcoming Intentionally evangelize by challenging insiders to look outward and providing service programs, social events, global mission opportunities, and pastoral care at key sacramental moments that focus on inviting outsiders to deeper relationship with Christ and the Church. In Great Catholic Parishes, Simon shares personal stories such as finding a welcoming parish home and what he learned about evangelizing from a mission trip to Kenya. Pastors from exceptional parishes offer helpful ideas, strategic advice, and practical strategies, as well as anecdotes about lay ministry development initiatives and reworking religious education so that it is family focused and web-based. You will also learn creative solutions to familiar challenges such as spiritual stagnation among parishioners, reconciling diverse needs in the parish, allowing the pastor to focus on pastoring and preaching, and reaching youth and young adults who leave the Church in disproportionate numbers. Each chapter closes with either crucial takeaways or a summary of practical challenges that will help pastors and leaders focus on growth and excellence.

The Christian Quarterly

The Christian Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Quarterly Book Excerpt: