An Era of Change

Traveling to unfamiliar and sometimes hostile places, the disciples proclaimed the Good News. Their lives gave witness to many things, but one specifically became a game changer.

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Living Out the Good News

When the first disciples preached the Good News, their words were confirmed by “accompanying signs.” We believe that miracles still occur in our world, but few witness with their own eyes.

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Spreading the Good News on World Communications Day

The paper shows up on your doorstep. Your cell phone buzzes. A week’s worth of groceries is delivered. Communication technology is constantly evolving. Is your church keeping up?

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Live in God’s Promise

In her novel, Gilead, Marilyn Robinson shares the story of Rev. John Ames who looks back on a life of pastoral service, love, loss, faith, and hope. The New Testament is is a similar story.

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Online Communications for Divine Communication

May 3rd is National Day of Prayer! The country’s attention turns to the heavens, with prayer front and center. As a church, you plan to keep that focus long after this day is over.

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We Are All Called to Love

For Sunday, May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 St. Therese of Lisieux was only a teenager when she entered the convent. Like many young people, she was unsure of her talents and how she should serve God and others. All around her were nuns who […]

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4 Reasons to Revisit a Parish App

Diversity. Mobility. Accessibility. For parishioners on the go, having access to information at their fingertips is a necessity. 95% of Americans own a cellphone, and for 77% of us, our smartphone allows us mobile access to any information needed. Millennials get roughly three-quarters  of their news from online sources. Most parishes have recognized the need […]

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Rediscovering Nature

For Sunday, April 29, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 Several months ago, I watched the documentary, “Back to Eden,” which is the story of a Los Angeles lawyer turned hobby gardener in Washington. In the documentary, he explained how he came to a biblical understanding and practical appreciation […]

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Parish Life on Facebook

You have a lot going on. From Sunday Mass to social events, your parish is thriving with activity and community involvement in person, but what about online? Facebook can be an invaluable tool for fostering engagement with newcomers and can serve as a vital source of genuine connection for your members. Utilizing the helpful features […]

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The Risks and Rewards of Discipleship

During the Easter season, we reflect on being followers of the stone that the builders rejected, the crucified and risen Jesus. Like a shepherd he leads us by his voice that echoes throughout the centuries and remains real and effective even in our modern world. To be his disciple means to risk rejection in a […]

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An Intimate Relationship with God

For Sunday, April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4:8-12 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 As a newly pregnant mother years ago, I remember hearing that newborns could distinguish their mothers from other women by scent, and mothers could smell random clothing and know exactly which ones belonged to their babies. I was so […]

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Creating a Church Social Media Policy

As your church delves further into social media, the question of policies will inevitably surface. If your church does not yet have a social media policy, now is the time to write one! So why do you need one, how do you start, and how do you use it prudently?

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