What DO you need to move forward with parish renewal?

We know that parish renewal is hard. We've seen firsthand what that journey looks like and we've created resources that will help guide parishes on this path. From context and situation specific resource kits to the Divine Renovation book series, we've documented what success looks like and what obstacles there are so that you can quickly move forward on this path.  

Divine Renovation Resource Kits

Uncharted Waters.
Unprecedented Opportunity.

Our buildings may be shut but this is an opportunity like no other for the church to thrive as she answers the call to “Go make disciples’ (Mt 28:19).
Our free response kit has insight on leading well, advice on what tools to use, and lots of practical examples from Catholic parishes innovating brilliantly around the world.
We will send you our most recent version of our resource kit as well as updates as they become available.

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Divine Renovation Book Series

Beyond The Parish

Beyond The Parish - Father James Mallon
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.

Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders With Alpha

- Ron Huntley & Father James Mallon
Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? If so, what does it take to move them in that direction?

Through his years as pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada, Fr. James Mallon discovered that the answer to the first question was a resounding yes! Tailored for Catholics, Alpha played a key role in the transformation of the parish he pastored.
Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alpha aims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission-focused community.

This book is available in: English, German and French

Divine Renovation Apprentice: Learning to Lead a Disciple-Making Parish

- Father Simon Lobo
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

Divine Renovation Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Manual for Transforming Your Parish

- Father James Mallon
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.

Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish From Maintenance to Mission

- Father James Mallon
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.

DR Virtual Church Webinars

Real Questions.
Real Answers

There is so much to consider in this season. As parishes grapple with what needs to be done and how to do it, we've come together with leaders from across the world to engage in conversations around how we can not only survive this season in the church but grow and thrive and pursue mission in this difficult period.
How do you lead a team from a distance?
How do you guide youth during these difficult times?
How can you pursue mission?
How can you be invitational?
We explore these topics and more in the DR Virtual Church Webinar series.