How Well Is Our Welcome?

How Well Is Our Welcome?

This week on the podcast we talked about hospitality. We talked about how we can make sure that people feel welcome when they enter church, literally and figuratively. We’ve got a very special guest next week to dig into this even further but this week we wanted to...
Tweet Like Their Soul Depends On It…Because It Does

Tweet Like Their Soul Depends On It…Because It Does

This week on the podcast we talked about communications. Now when most parishes think about communications, a single item comes to mind; the church bulletin. For decades this has been how the parish has shared information about upcoming events in the church. There’s...
But Someone Has To Answer The Phone!

But Someone Has To Answer The Phone!

This week we had Darlene Bonang on the podcast. Darlene is the Office Administrator at Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, NS. It was a great opportunity to speak with someone on the “front lines” as it were, about what it looks like to work within an invitational...
Why Even Toxic Conversations Can Bear Fruit

Why Even Toxic Conversations Can Bear Fruit

This week on the podcast we had a discussion with Bishop Thomas Dowd of Montreal. To suggest that it was an eye opening conversation would be a grave understatement. The Bishop’s open and honest dialogue about the state of the Church and the life of a Bishop was...
Do Not Go It Alone

Do Not Go It Alone

Have you ever felt as though you were just keeping your head above water? How receptive were you during that time to advice on changing your direction or perspective? Chances are, if you’re like many people, you felt like someone has asked you to stop swimming. In...
Give: A Little More with Tithe.ly

Give: A Little More with Tithe.ly

This past week on the podcast we were joined by several team members from Tithe.ly. Tithe.ly advertises itself as “increasing giving and engagement with tools built for churches and ministries.” What sorts of things do they do? Well, if you’re reading...
Live: On Paper

Live: On Paper

This week we released a new podcast. You can watch it or listen to it here if you haven’t already done so. This is not unusual for us. We’ve been consistently producing the podcast every week for quite some time now. However, this week there were a few things that...

Creating a joyful parish

It was a great joy to interview Fr Ken Lao, CC, the pastoral administrator of Holy Trinity Pastoral Unit, Nova Scotia, Canada. His pastoral unit joined the Divine Renovation Network in November, 2017. Fr Ken, CC has also been a guest on the Divine Renovation Podcast....

Thank you for #DR18

Our Divine Renovation Conference 2018 (DR18) started a week ago today, wow! We are so thankful for all who attended and watched on Livestream. We are also so grateful for our amazing volunteers. We can’t wait to see how God is going to guide all the...