Amazing Parish Resources

A Reliance on Prayer and the Sacraments

A Commitment to a Healthy Organization

A Passion for Evangelization and Discipleship

The Sunday Experience

Recommended Reading

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The Better Pastor

By Patrick Lencioni

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Rebuilt

 by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran

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Divine Renovation

by Fr. James Mallon

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Death By Meeting

by Patrick Lencioni

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Tools for Rebuilding

by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran

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Rediscover Catholicism

by Matthew Kelly

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

by Patrick Lencioni

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Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

by Sherry Weddell, Editor

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Forming Intentional Disciples

by Sherry Weddell

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The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

by Matthew Kelly

Additional Resources

GreatAdventureSMALL BIBLE GROUP STUDY

The Great Adventure Bible Study by Jeff Cavins

OurSundayVisitorSTEWARDSHIP
RESOURCES

Our Sunday Visitor

CatholicParishAppsCREATING CUSTOM PARISH APPS

Catholic Parish Apps

FlocknoteCOMMUNICATION TOOL FOR PARISHES

Flocknote

FOCUSLIFELONG MISSIONARY TRAINING

FOCUS

FORMEDPROGRAMS, MOVIES & BOOKS

FORMED

AlphaPARISH TOOL FOR EVANGELIZATION

ALPHA

RealLifeCathPARISH RENEWAL RESOURCES

Real Life Catholic with Chris Stefanick

CatholicsComeHomeWELCOME THOSE RETURNING TO THE FAITH

Catholics Come Home

RESOURCES FOR CONVERTS & REVERTS TO CATHOLICISM

The Coming Home Network

The Better Pastor

“As he approached the door to the sacristy, Fr. Daniel Connor had no idea that his parish— and his priesthood—was about to be changed forever.”

The Better Pastor

by Patrick Lencioni

The Better Pastor is a fictional yet realistic story, lovingly written for all those priests in the world who are not only spiritual shepherds but also leaders of the organizations we call parishes.

Being the pastor of a Catholic parish is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. Whether they are responsible for a small rural parish, medium-sized urban one, or large suburban mega-parish, all pastors have one thing in common: they can’t do it alone. Unfortunately, many wonderful priests find that becoming a pastor can be overwhelming and lonely, and can even diminish the joy of their vocation. This is a tragedy, and an unnecessary one.

In his first book intended specifically for clergy, Patrick Lencioni tells the story of a priest who is challenged to think differently about his “job.” As he does in his other leadership fables written for the secular world, Lencioni quickly cuts to the heart of the challenge faced by leaders, and he provokes them to embrace simple but powerful concepts that can change the way they work and serve the people God has put in their lives.

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In mid-August, a free copy of The Better Pastor is being shipped to pastors in over 14,000 parishes across the country. If you're not a pastor, click below to get your copy of The Better Pastor on Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling author and president of the Table Group, a firm dedicated to helping organizations become healthier and more effective. He is a lifelong Catholic who, after more than twenty years in business, decided to spend more of his time and energy serving the Church. He is a cofounder of The Amazing Parish Movement, committed to helping pastors and their teams improve organizationally and spiritually. He has worked with a host of parishes, schools, and dioceses, and has consulted to a wide variety of Catholic apostolates. Pat lives in California with his wife and four sons.

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Consulting

We have a dynamic team committed to helping parishes thrive. We offer free phone consultation and are available to answer any questions you have about getting started at your parish. If your parish needs more individual time with a consultant or an on-site visit, we are happy to refer you to one of our trusted consultants.

Just send us an email at team@amazingparish.org or call us at 303-481-4320.