Planting Trees for Parishes

Planting Trees for Parishes

Organizations love pictures. They love visual models of explaining the things that they do because as human beings, we think in visual stories. If you were to imagine a famous story right now, would you imagine the words that make up that story or would you visualize...
20/20 Vision in Parish Renewal

20/20 Vision in Parish Renewal

“If we’re not changing lives, we might as well be selling widgets.” – Jeff Smith – The Word Among Us It seems like every single episode of the podcast, someone says something that brings everything home. Each week, someone says something that brings everything...
Alpha: From A to Everything Else

Alpha: From A to Everything Else

This week on the podcast we talked all about Alpha. We talked about what it’s like to be asked to Alpha, what the experience is like for both the churched and the un-churched alike and why we encourage it’s use as an evangelization tool. If you haven’t checked out...
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...