“We’ll either get better as a result of what we choose to do as teams and organizations, or we’ll be diminished for what we fail to do.”
– Pat Lencioni
THE THINGS ONLY A PASTOR CAN DO WEBINAR RECORDING
WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC PASTOR NEEDS TO HEAR RIGHT NOW WEBINAR RECORDING
WEBINAR WORKSHEETS AND Q&A
5 things that only a pastor can do, rooted in the belief that being a leader is a responsibility, not a reward.
3 Conversations to make your parish stronger: Your gameplan to implement change within your parish, starting with your staff, today!
Exercises to enhance your cultures of prayer, teamwork and discipleship during this time of remote working.
* For ideas and resources specific to responding to the COVID-19 crisis as a cohesive Parish Leadership Team, check out our Clarity in Crisis page.
SURVIVING OR THRIVING WEBINAR SERIES PAST RECORDINGS
by Creating a New, Better, Normal
Rethinking Parish Leadership
in a Time of Crisis
St. Albert the Great in Austin, TX
Fr. Charlie Garza first encountered Amazing Parish back in 2015 as a new pastor. He saw incredible fruits within his parish community and developed confidence in his leadership abilities by engaging in the AP process. Armed with this knowledge, Father didn’t hesitate to…
Catholic Parishes of Sandusky, OH
“Confidence—that’s how having a parish leadership team has impacted me most as a pastor.” Fr. Monte Hoyles came to the Amazing Parish Cincinnati Conference in May 2019 with a brand new team and a “to-do” list mentality as pastor of The Catholic Parishes of Sandusky in Ohio.
Petersburg Pastoral Region, OH
Fr. Sean Wilson first attended the Amazing Parish conference as one of the youngest pastors in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. His first assignment (Petersburg Pastoral Region) was a challenging one: a pastoral region of four parishes, all going through a time of…
AN INTRO TO AMAZING
Ready to learn more about what we teach? Our online learning platform AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide to help you and your team navigate through the trainings and exercises.
AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.
To start using AP Online, head over to the AP Online landing page, here, and create your free account. The login helps you track your progress, and it lets us know how we can better help your parish.
LIVE FROM KANSAS CITY!
Attending one of our national conferences is the best way to dive deep into the Amazing Parish process. You’ll receive first-hand organizational health training from New York Times bestselling author, Patrick Lencioni, and you’ll learn from dynamic and engaging Catholic speakers and leaders. Following the conference, the pastor and parish leadership team have access to ongoing support from an Amazing Parish coach at no additional cost.
Invite your pastor to bring a team to Kansas City in October 2020!
PAT'S POINT OF VIEW
Perspectives from the desk of organizational health expert Patrick Lencioni.
Only the pastor can take the first step
“The journey toward becoming an amazing parish does not begin by reading a book or attending a conference or participating in a webinar. It does not happen with a group of people sitting around a table discussing the future direction or mission of the parish. It happens when the pastor, sitting alone, prayerfully decides that he will be a leader.”
A few thoughts for leaders and managers
“Second, be persistent. This is not a time to hold back. Send people updates and regular communication, even if there is not a lot of new information and the message is largely personal. No one will look back at this time and say, “my manager was so annoying with all the encouraging e-mails checking in on me.” When people are isolated, over-communication is more important than ever.”
Help fight the war for jobs
“I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that there is a war going on, but most people think it is only a medical war being fought by the brave men and women in hospitals, health care facilities and laboratories.
In fact, there are multiple fronts in this war, and I believe that one of the most critical is the attack on jobs.”
WE ALL NEED COMMUNITY
“And so my question is this: could your parish benefit from a field trip to an amazing parish near you? Or could you invite another parish to learn from you? Is there something that prevents more of us from doing that, something that we need to address? Imagine what would happen if every amazing parish were willing to teach – and to learn from – the best parishes around them. I think it could change the world.”
– Pat Lencioni
LEARN FROM AMAZING PARISHES
Amazing Parish is committed to amplifying the messages of our partner parishes. We’re doing our best to regularly share ideas and wins…strategies that are working through the crisis, and ones that will bring parishes through all of this thriving.
HIT THE BOOKS WITH A COLLEAGUE OR PARISHONER
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.