Hilton Anaheim

Monday, October 28 – Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Optional Fourth (Half) Day – October 31, 2019

READY TO JOIN US?

The fee for a parish leadership team to attend the Anaheim conference is $1,750 for up to five members of the leadership team, one of whom must be the pastor. The registration fee covers the conference training and workshops, materials, and all meals for your leadership team. It does not include the cost of travel or lodging.

From now through August 29, we are offering a discounted earlybird registration fee of $1,500, so register today!

BOOK YOUR HOTEL

We have secured a discounted room rate at the Hilton Anaheim (777 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802) for the duration of the conference.

For your planning reference, hotel check-in begins at 3:00pm on October 28, 2019.

Interested in attending, but not yet able to commit? Save your spot today to take advantage of the $250 discount early-bird pricing.

WHAT IS THE AMAZING PARISH CONFERENCE?

The Amazing Parish conference is a practical and one-of-a-kind experience for parish leaders. You’ll receive first-hand organizational health training from New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and you’ll learn from dynamic and engaging Catholic speakers and leaders. The conference experience is also an opportunity for personal and spiritual renewal with daily Mass, confession and Eucharistic Adoration.

Unlike other conferences, an Amazing Parish conference is a workshop-style format so pastors and parish leadership team members can work side-by-side to learn what a real leadership team looks like, how it operates, and how it can best serve its parishioners. By the end of the conference, you’ll also have gained a lot of knowledge and insight, you’ll have a clear, practical vision of what leadership can look like at your parish and how to implement it once you get home.

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday, October 28th
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Conference Check-In

Hotel Check-In also Begins at 3:00 PM

Dinner On Your Own

 

6:30 – 9:30 PM

Kick-Off Event with Keynote

Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, October 29th
8:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Mass

Speakers

Working Sessions

Worship

Adoration and Confession

All Meals and Snack Breaks

Wednesday, October 30th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mass

Speakers

Working Sessions

All Meals and Snack Breaks

*Optional Fourth Day*

Thursday, October 31st
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Reinforcement of Training, Parish Support Coaching, Working Sessions, and Lunch
The option to sign up for this free additional opportunity is within the registration process

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

No pastor, not even the best one, can run a parish on his own. With fewer priests, more demands from parishioners in a complicated society and a faster pace of life, he can’t do it alone. Every pastor needs a parish leadership team, a special group of three to five people who, along with the pastor, are collectively committed to helping him make the parish amazing and bring more people to Christ and his Church. The Amazing Parish conference is designed for pastors and up to four other parish leadership team members.

For more information on parish leadership teams, click here.

Watch this video of Pat Lencioni describing who should be on a parish leadership team.

WHAT IS THE COST?

The true cost of the conference is around $3,000 for each leadership team, but thanks to the generosity of Catholic donors and the Amazing Parish contributors, we are able to make the conference fee more affordable.

The fee for a parish leadership team to attend the Anaheim conference is $1,750 for up to five members of the leadership team, one of whom must be the pastor. The registration fee covers the conference training and workshops, materials, and all meals for your leadership team. It does not include the cost of travel or lodging. From now until August 29, we are offering a discounted earlybird registration fee of $1,500, so register now!

No parish should miss the opportunity to attend the conference due to the cost of the registration fee. In the past, parishes that have needed financial assistance have received help by reaching out to Catholic organizations in their parish/diocese. If your parish is still struggling to afford the conference fee, email or give us a call to discuss how we can help get your parish to the Anaheim conference.

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?

"What's happened since we've come back is that my parish is undergoing a huge spiritual renewal. Where we are today is astounding. The people out there are committed to growing in their relationship with Christ. Our parish is growing. In the last three months, we've gained close to 90 families. It's nothing I'm doing. It's not me. The Holy Spirit is working as a result of the changes we've made."
Fr. Ron RichardsSt. John Neumann, Canton, MI
"I’ve been a priest for 24 years and a pastor for 18 years. I’ve been to many workshops, meetings, and conferences regarding parish life. These 2 days have been the most beneficial of all, giving not only myself but my team a clear vision and plan to move our parish forward."
Fr. Mike EckleySt. Pius X, Omaha, NE
"I agree having a parish leadership team takes away the feeling of total responsibility. The sense that (pastors) aren’t in it alone. As a priest, we sometimes need to be more vulnerable, admitting that we don’t have all the answers, and empowering parishioners to be heard."
Fr. James BilotDivine Child Parish, Dearborn, MI

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