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What Does It Mean To Inspire a Parish?

At Divine Renovation we use our experience working with parishes to provide clear and concrete examples how parish renewal is accomplished. We do this through books, written by our team, outlining the personal stories of transformation we’ve seen. We also do this through our podcast where each week we speak with leaders in church renewal as well as those working in inspired parishes across the world about thieir experiences, what they’ve learned, and what they’ve accomplished.

The Divine Renovation Book Series

Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish From Maintenance to Mission

Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish From Maintenance to Mission

Fr. James Mallon

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 colourful 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 Church’s 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.

This book is available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Slovak, Dutch and Portugese.

Divine Renovation Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Manual for Transforming Your Parish

Divine Renovation Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Manual for Transforming Your Parish

Fr. James Mallon

From the bestselling author of Divine Renovation comes this essential guide for pastors seeking to build healthy parishes. Since the release of Fr. James Mallon’s first book, Divine Renovation, pastors and parish leaders from across the globe have been seeking guidance for implementing the principles and foundations of his vision for parish renewal and mission.

Now, for the first time, Mallon offers to us in his newest book, Divine Renovation Guidebook, an engaging and resourceful guide for building healthy and strong mission-oriented parishes. Divine Renovation Guidebook is a must-have resource for pastors and parish ministry teams everywhere.

This book is available in: English,  French, and German.

Divine Renovation Apprentice: Learning to Lead a Disciple-Making Parish

Divine Renovation Apprentice: Learning to Lead a Disciple-Making Parish

Fr. Simon Lobo

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.

Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders With Alpha

Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders With Alpha

Ron Huntley and Fr. James Mallon

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.

This book is available in: English and French

The Divine Renovation Podcast

Each week the team at Divine Renovation discuss with guests the primacy of evangelization, the best of leadership principles, and the empowerment by the Holy Spirit.

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