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.
Pat LencioniCo-Founder | Author | Presenter
Chris StefanickAuthor | Presenter
Kevin CotterAuthor | Presenter
Sr. Regina Marie, O.C.D.Presenter
Monday, October 28th
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hotel Check-In also Begins at 3:00 PM
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Kick-Off Event with Keynote and Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, October 29th
8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Mass, Speakers, Working Sessions, All Meals, Snack Breaks, Worship, Adoration and Confession
Wednesday, October 30th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mass, All Meals, Snack Breaks, Speakers and Working Sessions
*Optional Fourth Day*
Thursday, October 31st
9:00 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
The conference is designed for pastors and their leadership teams, therefore the pastor must attend. It’s important for the pastor to learn who should be on his leadership team. If you are a pastor, you will receive a support call from one of our parish support coaches in December to discuss who should be on your leadership team.
You should not name anyone for this team until after your support call.
In the meantime, please watch the webinar below to start considering who should be on the team. If you are registering for your pastor, please have him watch the webinar below.
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.
BOOK YOUR HOTEL
We’ve negotiated a discounted rate at the hotel where the conference is held.
*Note: To book multiple rooms under one reservation, you must contact the hotel directly and mention “The Amazing Parish.”
Check out the links below to book your hotel rooms:
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 7, we are offering a discounted early–bird 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."
"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."
"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."