Coaching

A free, virtual group coaching experience 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 covered part of your job, so you’re struggling to make sense of the rest of it. And old Catholic ways don’t resonate with younger people, 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’ll show you how.

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.

"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

Curriculum Sneak-Peek

6 weeks | 90-minute sessions | peer group learning | in-depth videos + coaching

Building a Clear Vision
Building a Strong Senior Leadership Team
Building a Focused Culture of Evangelization
Building a Solid Structure and Making the Most of Meetings
Having Effective Meetings and Healthy Conflict
Building a Healthy Culture
"Coaching gave me the grounding I'd never had before. You're expected as a priest to lead people forward—but no one teaches you how to do that! [Divine Renovation] has enabled the parish to open up to the wider community and to share their gifts in so many ways. I sit back sometimes and think, 'It's just beautiful to watch!'"
- Fr. Philip Conner, UK

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.

Our coaches have been there and done that.

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.

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Renewal is closer than you think.

Start reaching new people instead of empty pews.

Apply for coaching.

Complete our quick application to let us know you're ready for renewal.

Get inspired and connected.

Know you're part of a brotherhood who shares your passion for reaching people.

Transform your parish.

Engage your entire parish in ministry and feel your church come explosively alive.

Divine Renovation

Bringing hope to priests, life to parishes, and people to Jesus.

But will this work for my parish?

And other common questions...

There’s no question every parish is unique. But the foundational principles we address in coaching have transformed all sorts of churches all around the world. This is not a one-size, fits-all approach. Your coach will be a valuable resource as you apply what you learn in your context.

You’ll be connected with a cohort of brother priests from around the world who share your heart for real, lasting change.

There’s no catch. God told us to stop charging parishes, so we did. Generous donors stand in the gap to ensure coaching is accessible to every priest who desires it.

There is no quick-fix for turning around the super-tanker that is church decline. What we’ll share with you takes time—which is all the more reason to start now. People need Jesus more than ever.

We know your do-to list is overflowing. Coaching will help you figure out how to re-prioritize your activities so you can focus on what truly matters to your parish. You don’t have time not to engage in this opportunity.

You may continue your group-coaching experience beyond the initial 12-week program. Depending on where you are in your journey of parish renewal, we offer a variety of coaching experiences to help your parish move from maintenance to mission.

We extend an invitation to 1:1 coaching for parishes with successful Alpha programs.

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.