Transform your parish

Accompaniment and tools to help you renew your parish — and your hope.

Transform your parish

Accompaniment and tools to help you renew your parish — and your hope.

You're not alone.

But as a priest, it can certainly feel like it.

Someone always needs something, so you’re exhausted. Seminary only prepared you for part of your job, so you’re struggling to make sense of the rest of it. Old methods don’t resonate with today’s culture, so your parish is declining.

This is not what you signed up for. You want your parish to be alive and your priesthood to matter!

It can be and it will. We’d like to show you how.

You're not alone.

But as a priest, it can certainly feel like it.

Someone always needs something, so you’re exhausted. Seminary only prepared you for part of your job, so you’re struggling to make sense of the rest of it. Old methods don’t resonate with today’s culture, so your parish is declining.

This is not what you signed up for. You want your parish to be alive and your priesthood to matter!

It can be and it will. We’d like to show you how.

Imagine a parish where...

Imagine a parish where...

Renewal is closer than you think.

Ready to see your parish come alive? Here’s what you need to do:

Understand where you are

Use the Missional Waypoint Tool to understand where your parish is in its journey to mission.

Explore where you're going

Connect with a guide or sign up for Launch Point — an inspiring group experience exploring what it's like to be a thriving, mission-driven parish.

Transform your parish

A dedicated Parish Renewal Guide will come alongside you in your journey.

Meet your guide

If you think it's time to become the parish God intended yours to be, a dedicated Parish Renewal Guide will be here to journey with you.

Renewal is closer than you think.

Ready to see your parish come alive? Here’s what you need to do:

Understand where you are

Use the Missional Waypoint Tool to understand where your parish is in its journey to mission.

Explore where you're going

Connect with a guide or sign up for Launch Point — an inspiring group experience exploring what it's like to be a thriving, mission-driven parish.

Transform your parish

A dedicated Parish Renewal Guide will come alongside you in your journey.

"Leading out of a team, having both lay and ordained people to lead with, enables better decision making, and as a parish we are the better for it."
- Fr. Cecil Critch, Newfoundland, Canada
"Leading out of a team, having both lay and ordained people to lead with, enables better decision making, and as a parish we are the better for it."
- Fr. Cecil Critch • Canada

Our guides have been there and done that.

You don’t have to do it alone.

Your Parish Renewal Guide has been right where you are: longing for more for the Church, but unsure how to get there.

Over the years, we’ve come to understand what’s necessary to turn parishes around and developed the Genesis Compass to help parishes like yours go from maintenance to mission.

If your parish is further along on the renewal journey, our leadership coaches are ready to help you multiply your impact and explore strategies for your parish’s long-term health.

Our guides have been there and done that.

You don’t have to do it alone.

Your Parish Renewal Guide has been right where you are: longing for more for the Church, but unsure how to get there.

Over the years, we’ve come to understand what’s necessary to turn parishes around and developed the Genesis Compass to help parishes like yours go from maintenance to mission.

If your parish is further along on the renewal journey, our leadership coaches are ready to help you multiply your impact and explore strategies for your parish’s long-term health.

There's no better guide than someone you know and trust.

Not only will we provide you with the tools you need, but you will also have the opportunity to nominate someone from your parish team to be trained by Divine Renovation as a Parish Renewal Guide.

If your parish is further along on the renewal journey, our leadership coaches are ready to help you multiply your impact and explore strategies for your parish’s long-term health.

A journey worth taking.

Together with your Parish Renewal Guide, you will journey through the Genesis Compass and its seven modules that will launch your parish into mission.

Missional Prayer
Forming & Casting Vision
(Re)Planting an Evangelization Initiative
Building a Leadership Team
Enhancing the Sunday Experience
Becoming the Leader that You Are
Rest

A journey worth taking.

Together with your Parish Renewal Guide, you will journey through the Genesis Compass and its seven modules that will launch your parish into mission:

Missional Prayer
(Re)Planting an Evangelization Initiative
Forming & Casting Vision
Building a Leadership Team
Enhancing the Sunday Experience
Becoming the Leader that You Are
Rest

Your journey from maintenance to mission.

With the Genesis Compass, your guide will take you through the seven main themes to building a mission-focused parish.

Missional Prayer
Forming & Casting Vision
(Re)Planting an Evangelization Initiative
Building a Leadership Team
Enhancing the Sunday Experience
Becoming the Leader that You Are
Rest

Unlock radical change in your parish.

By living out the Three Keys to Parish Renewal, parishes around the world are bearing fruit like they’ve never seen before.

Divine Renovation's three keys to parish renewal, based on Father James Mallon's book.
The Power of the Holy Spirit

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, transformative renewal happens and parishes come to life.

Divine Renovation's three keys to parish renewal, based on Father James Mallon's book.
The Primacy of Evangelization

When evangelization is the focus and people encounter Jesus, parishes grow.

Divine Renovation's three keys to parish renewal, based on Father James Mallon's book.
The Best of Leadership

When parish leaders serve out of the best leadership principles, parishes thrive.

Renewal is closer than you think.

Ready to see your parish come alive? Here’s what you need to do:

Sign up for Launch Point

Together, we'll explore what it's like to be a thriving and mission-driven parish.

Explore where you're going

See the journey ahead and discern if renewal is a journey you want to take.

Meet your guide

If you think it's time to become the parish God intended yours to be, a dedicated Parish Renewal Guide will be here to journey with you.

Meet your guide

If you think it's time to become the parish God intended yours to be, a dedicated Parish Renewal Guide will be here to journey with you.

Renew your parish—and your hope.

Feel like it's time to step out in faith and become the parish God intended yours to be? We're here to help.

Take Missional Waypoint

Know where you are and understand your parish’s missionary potential. Take this free self-assessment today.

Sign up for Launch Point

This 90-minute online group experience is designed to help a priest and his team explore the journey ahead.

Connect with a guide

Is your parish further along the renewal journey? Or do you simply want to learn more? Schedule a call with a Divine Renovation guide and discover the supports available for your parish, including coaching.

Renew your parish—and your hope.

Feel like it's time to step out in faith and become the parish God intended yours to be? We're here to help.

To begin, select which one best describes your parish:

👉🏻 We're new to this.

Join Launch Pointa 90-minute online group experience designed to help a priest and his team explore the journey ahead.

👉🏻 We're on the journey.

Connect with a guide and discover the different supports available for your parish offered by Divine Renovation.

👉🏻 We're an advanced, missional parish.

Discover how your parish can benefit from leadership coaching, form strategies for long-term health, and multiply its impact to others.

Renew your parish—and your hope.

Feel like it's time to step out in faith and become the parish God intended yours to be? We're here to help.

To begin, select which one best describes your parish:

👉🏻 We're new to this

Join Launch Pointa 90-minute online group experience designed to help a priest and his team explore the journey ahead.

👉🏻 We're on the journey

Connect with a guide and discover the different supports available for your parish offered by Divine Renovation.

👉🏻 We're an advanced, missional parish

Discover how your parish can benefit from leadership coaching, form strategies for long-term health, and multiply its impact to others.

Not quite ready yet?

Take this free assessment today.

Unlock your parish's potential with the Missional Waypoint Tool.

You have what it takes to be a mission-driven parish.

But to get there, you need a clear picture of where you are.

Discover your parish’s missionary potential: use the Missional Waypoint Tool and see how well your parish is doing!

Not quite ready yet?

Take this free assessment today.

Unlock your parish's potential with the Missional Waypoint Tool.

You have what it takes to be a mission-driven parish.

But to get there, you need a clear picture of where you are.

Discover your parish’s missionary potential: use the Missional Waypoint Tool and see how well your parish is doing!

Here's what priests are saying...

Here's what priests are saying...

Our guides have been there and done that.

You don't have to do it alone.

Divine Renovation’s Parish Renewal Guides have been right where you are: longing for more for the Church but unsure how to get there.

Inspired by Fr. James Mallon’s book Divine Renovation and following the example of missional parishes, we’ve come to understand what’s necessary to turn parishes around. And since 2016, we’ve learned and shared our experience with parish leaders globally so they can bring their parish from maintenance to mission.

We can’t wait to see what God does through your parish.

But will this work for my parish?

And other common questions...

Every parish is unique. However, we have found that the principles of renewal are applicable across diverse parish settings. We coach into these principles and help parishes apply them in their own context.

We do not offer a one-size-fits-all-program. Rather, we seek to support each parish individually as they apply these principles of renewal. This journey includes online and in-person events, multimedia resources, coaching and connection to other missional parishes. Regional Guides will help you navigate your journey. Learn more and connect here

Every parish is unique. However, we have found that the principles of renewal are applicable across diverse parish settings. We coach into these principles and help parishes apply them in their own context.

We do not offer a one-size-fits-all-program. Rather, we seek to support each parish individually as they apply these principles of renewal. This journey includes online and in-person events, multimedia resources, coaching and connection to other missional parishes. Regional Guides will help you navigate your journey. Learn more and connect here

Each parish is in a unique financial situation, and we don’t want payment-for-service to be a barrier in helping you achieve renewal in your parish. Divine Renovation is a donor-funded ministry that relies on financial support to make our resources available at no fee.

Please prayerfully consider partnering with us through a monthly or special gift to make this kind of support possible for all parishes. Click here to find out more.

Divine Renovation supports the ministerial priesthood within the hierarchical structures of the Catholic Church. While the priest remains the ordained leader of the sacramental life of the parish, we promote sharing in their structural leadership without abdicating it. This is a shift we are helping both the priest and the laity embrace in a balanced and healthy way.

Though our coaching is directed through the pastor, it does include his leadership team members which may be lay leaders or other clergy. Each region hosts in-person and online events, as well as other opportunities targeted at supporting key parish leaders whether lay or clergy.

YES! Divine Renovation operates from the unique giftings of the Body of Christ and is not based on a certain personality type. No one has all the gifts (Fr. James very much included), so that only out of a team can we achieve the mission.

Just as Jesus relied on the apostles to carry out His great commission, you will require fellow disciples to lead change. Divine Renovation is here to help you unpack the many approaches to team formation and help you raise up leaders in your parish.

Click here to read stories of other priests and parishes around the globe implementing the Divine Renovation renewal principles. 

Divine Renovation principles are applicable in many different contexts and through many different types of leaders.  We’ve seen God bear fruit in parishes around the world through priests and leaders of varied backgrounds, cultures, personal spirituality, leadership styles, and gifts.

Divine Renovation can be applied in other ministerial contexts, and we welcome you to explore that. As an example, our resources on Leadership could easily apply to any ministry.

However, our mission is to inspire, connect and equip priests and their teams to renew the church. Thus, our coaching and resources are focused on parishes.

Divine Renovation can be applied in other ministerial contexts, and we welcome you to explore that. As an example, our resources on Leadership could easily apply to any ministry.

However, our mission is to inspire, connect and equip priests and their teams to renew the church. Thus, our coaching and resources are focused on parishes.

It’s not about fitting something in, it’s about changing how you use your time, gradually shifting the time spent on maintenance activities into missional activities.

Coaching will help you figure out how to prioritize your activities so you can focus on what truly matters to your parish.

Our goal is to bring the very best research and coaching tools forward to empower and equip pastors and their teams for success, be it around leadership, evangelization or reliance on the Holy Spirit. In addition to our own experience and tools that have originated throughout the Church world, we also recognize that some of the tools from the business world can be applied as well. In fact, many of the principles applied in a business setting have roots in scripture.

The reality is that for sustainable change to happen in your parish, it must be led by the pastor. Continue to share opportunities with your pastor to learn more, such as reading the Divine Renovation book, attending an open house event, etc. In the meantime, praying for your pastor and the parish is the most important thing that you can do.

To learn more about some ways you can encourage and influence your pastor, watch this webinar: “My Parish Isn’t Missional!”: How to lead When You’re Not in Charge.

For any number of reasons, this is a reality many parish priests face.  Ultimately, we stay committed to both the parish and the pastor if there is a desire to continue with the support that Divine Renovation offers. 

We also encourage regular communication with your bishop around the parish renewal efforts taking place so the culture and leadership structures of the parish may be considered in future assignments.

But will this work for my parish?

And other common questions...

Every parish is unique. However, we have found that the principles of renewal are applicable across diverse parish settings. We coach into these principles and help parishes apply them in their own context.

We do not offer a one-size-fits-all-program. Rather, we seek to support each parish individually as they apply these principles of renewal. This journey includes online and in-person events, multimedia resources, coaching and connection to other missional parishes. Regional Guides will help you navigate your journey. Learn more and connect here

Every parish is unique. However, we have found that the principles of renewal are applicable across diverse parish settings. We coach into these principles and help parishes apply them in their own context.

We do not offer a one-size-fits-all-program. Rather, we seek to support each parish individually as they apply these principles of renewal. This journey includes online and in-person events, multimedia resources, coaching and connection to other missional parishes. Regional Guides will help you navigate your journey. Learn more and connect here

Each parish is in a unique financial situation, and we don’t want payment-for-service to be a barrier in helping you achieve renewal in your parish. Divine Renovation is a donor-funded ministry that relies on financial support to make our resources available at no fee.

Please prayerfully consider partnering with us through a monthly or special gift to make this kind of support possible for all parishes. Click here to find out more.

Divine Renovation supports the ministerial priesthood within the hierarchical structures of the Catholic Church. While the priest remains the ordained leader of the sacramental life of the parish, we promote sharing in their structural leadership without abdicating it. This is a shift we are helping both the priest and the laity embrace in a balanced and healthy way.

Though our coaching is directed through the pastor, it does include his leadership team members which may be lay leaders or other clergy. Each region hosts in-person and online events, as well as other opportunities targeted at supporting key parish leaders whether lay or clergy.

YES! Divine Renovation operates from the unique giftings of the Body of Christ and is not based on a certain personality type. No one has all the gifts (Fr. James very much included), so that only out of a team can we achieve the mission.

Just as Jesus relied on the apostles to carry out His great commission, you will require fellow disciples to lead change. Divine Renovation is here to help you unpack the many approaches to team formation and help you raise up leaders in your parish.

Click here to read stories of other priests and parishes around the globe implementing the Divine Renovation renewal principles. 

Divine Renovation principles are applicable in many different contexts and through many different types of leaders.  We’ve seen God bear fruit in parishes around the world through priests and leaders of varied backgrounds, cultures, personal spirituality, leadership styles, and gifts.

Divine Renovation can be applied in other ministerial contexts, and we welcome you to explore that. As an example, our resources on Leadership could easily apply to any ministry.

However, our mission is to inspire, connect and equip priests and their teams to renew the church. Thus, our coaching and resources are focused on parishes.

Divine Renovation can be applied in other ministerial contexts, and we welcome you to explore that. As an example, our resources on Leadership could easily apply to any ministry.

However, our mission is to inspire, connect and equip priests and their teams to renew the church. Thus, our coaching and resources are focused on parishes.

It’s not about fitting something in, it’s about changing how you use your time, gradually shifting the time spent on maintenance activities into missional activities.

Coaching will help you figure out how to prioritize your activities so you can focus on what truly matters to your parish.

Our goal is to bring the very best research and coaching tools forward to empower and equip pastors and their teams for success, be it around leadership, evangelization or reliance on the Holy Spirit. In addition to our own experience and tools that have originated throughout the Church world, we also recognize that some of the tools from the business world can be applied as well. In fact, many of the principles applied in a business setting have roots in scripture.

The reality is that for sustainable change to happen in your parish, it must be led by the pastor. Continue to share opportunities with your pastor to learn more, such as reading the Divine Renovation book, attending an open house event, etc. In the meantime, praying for your pastor and the parish is the most important thing that you can do.

To learn more about some ways you can encourage and influence your pastor, watch this webinar: “My Parish Isn’t Missional!”: How to lead When You’re Not in Charge.

For any number of reasons, this is a reality many parish priests face.  Ultimately, we stay committed to both the parish and the pastor if there is a desire to continue with the support that Divine Renovation offers. 

We also encourage regular communication with your bishop around the parish renewal efforts taking place so the culture and leadership structures of the parish may be considered in future assignments.

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.

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.

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The Three Keys to Parish Renewal

Get 3 practical principles you can begin to use this week to move your parish from maintenance to mission.