Feel your parish
Training and leadership coaching to help Catholic churches escape maintenance-mode and become missional movements.
To the world, hope seems in short supply.
But inside our churches, we know otherwise: Hope is abundant, because Jesus is with us. The trouble is (and this is hard to hear), the Church has lost its enthusiasm for sharing that Truth.
And so parishes are aging.
Congregations are shrinking.
Priests are discouraged and disengaging.
But that’s not the end of the story. Resurrection is.
Together, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can bring life back to parishes and people to Jesus.
Imagine a faith community where...
Unlock radical change in your parish.
Although every parish is unique, three keys have transformed hundreds of them.
The Power of the Holy Spirit
By creating a culture of prayer,
we tap into the power of the Holy Spirit—
and our parishes come to life.
The Primacy of Evangelization
By prioritizing evangelization,
more people get to encounter Jesus—
and our parishes grow.
The Best of Leadership
By honing our talents and gifts,
we share responsibility for leadership—
and our parishes thrive.
Church renewal isn't easy.
You don't have to go it alone.
The Divine Renovation team includes congregants, lay leaders, pastors, and priests who’ve been right where you are: longing for more for the Church but unsure how to get there.
Following Fr. James Mallon’s groundbreaking model established in his book, Divine Renovation, we’ve come to understand what’s necessary to turn parishes around. And since 2016, we’ve shared our experience with church leaders all over the world so they can bring their parish from maintenance to mission.
We can’t wait to see what God does through your church.
Divine Renovation is a donor-funded ministry.
Money should never be a barrier to the pursuit of renewal. Thanks to our generous supporters, we’re able to come alongside priests and parishes at no charge.
Your Church needs your voice.
Our events equip and empower you to share it.
DR Open House: Paisley
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 • 10 AM - 5 PM • St. Charles Borromeo Church, Paisley
You want to see your parish come alive. But without seeing the example of other parishes doing things differently, it can be difficult to see what's possible. Does the thought of parish renewal make you feel overwhelmed or doubtful whether you could ever see something great happen in your own parish?
We understand how parish renewal can seem intimidating. This is why we’re inviting priests and parish leaders in Scotland to the upcoming DR Open House in Paisley: a day-long event where you will connect with parishes that have come alive by pursuing mission, hear inspiring stories of what they’ve learned in their journey, and be encouraged by seeing hope for what’s possible in your own parish.
Building a Dream Team: November From the Trenches Event
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 • 10 AM Pacific | Noon Central | 1 PM Eastern
How do you get your staff onboard for mission? It might be one of the most daunting questions to ask in parish renewal, because it's not about steps and programs to implement, but about changing culture.
November's From the Trenches online event for parish leaders will dive into these questions and offer practical advice on how to influence the culture of a parish staff. Join Fr. David Sizemore and Tina Burtch from St. Francis de Sales and other priests and parishioners from around the globe on Tuesday, November 1st for Building a Dream Team: How to Create a Missionary Leadership Culture.
Leading Out of a Team
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 • 6 PM Sydney/Melbourne | 8 PM Auckland | 3 PM Manila
Parish leaders want to see their parishes thriving. But unless you're leading out of a team, the work of parish renewal can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
This is why Divine Renovation is inviting you to our upcoming event, Leading Out of a Team. Join Fr. Mauro Conte, Vanessa Comninos, and Kevin Bailey where you will learn about one of the principles of parish renewal — The Best of Leadership — including the topics of collaborative leadership, healthy conflict, and the 4 non-negotiables of a team and how to apply them in your parish.