We are all shepherds of a kind, called to tend our own sheep: our families, our parishes, our communities. But it’s exhausting. Don’t we all sometimes just want to take a break from being a steward? So, what if the flock scatters just a little?
When you think of Google, your parish listing might not be the first to come to mind. However, getting your church to show up when someone searches for a parish nearby is one of the most beneficial ways you can grow your faith community.
Now that we’ve entered the relaxing days of summer, it’s natural that some parishes begin to prepare for that dip in member engagement and, naturally following, generosity. Here are some ways your parish can avoid the “summer generosity dip.”
Just as parishes had to reinvent how they ministered to parishioners amid a pandemic, they are now working hard to come up with ways to bring them back.
Our parish require a sense of rootedness, and the financial support, that comes with a devoted membership. If you’re wondering how to turn some of those familiar faces into members of your parish family, here are tips for easy ways to start.