What would it look like if our preaching is missional: one that pierces hearts, inspires personal conversion to Jesus, unleashes missionary disciples, and helps the entire parish break out of maintenance mode?
In Preaching on Purpose, Fr. Alex Colautti, Fr. Simon Lobo, Rev. Rob McDowell, and Fr. Christopher Ryan give us a practical handbook that provides concrete guidance and insights so that our preaching will transform lives and enable mission.
How can we grow both our personal faith and parish communities? What does it mean to be a son or daughter of God? How can we best live as faithful disciples? Is it possible to experience joy during great difficulty and uncertainty?
What does it mean not just to live but thrive?
Bestselling author Fr. James Mallon meditates on these questions and more in this thought-provoking book! Using his personal experiences and a deep understanding of our Catholic faith, he breaks open Scripture to reflect on how we can grow as disciples of Jesus—as individuals and as members of communities of faith. Each chapter includes reflection questions perfect for reading prayerfully or journeying with others in a small group.
The world is hungering for the fruit of a dynamic Church that has embraced her missionary identity, but what does it really mean to be a missionary Church?
Grounded in Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Fr. Mallon offers an analysis of the challenges the Church is facing, along with practical tools that will support parish and diocesan leaders in bringing about significant renewal. Most importantly, he addresses the critical interface between a missionary parish and its diocese, essential to bearing lasting fruit.
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, Hungarian, Braille and Portuguese.
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.
This book is available in: English and German.
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.