HOW TO: Set your small group ministry’s annual calendar

When you are called to serve as a Small Group Facilitator, more often than not, the commitment to hold and/or host meetings is one among many commitments (i.e., holding a full-time job, raising a family, maintaining a social life, etc., etc.). If your parish is fortunate enough to have a Small Group Coordinator, some of …

REVIEW, Part 2: Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter

After several years of false starts and missteps (Episode 2 of the Rebuilt podcast indicates that it took about 5 years of "messing things up" before things began shifting at Nativity), there was a period of learning from other thriving churches (another five years), followed by another five years of implementation (It's the authors' hope that …

REVIEW, Part 1: Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter

Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is the story of a Catholic parish in Timonium, Maryland called Church of the Nativity, told by the pastor, Michael White, and parish staff member Tom Corcoran. Their purpose is straightforward: We seek to thoughtfully address all of you who are concerned that things in many parishes …