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.
Instead of only sending out the call for the usual suspects, it’s time to focus on expanding our view of parishioner recruitment to help evangelizing in other crucial ways, both inside and outside our walls. Here are just a few scenarios you may not have considered.
Congregations appreciate being invited into their pastor’s personal experiences, but sharing your conversion story, background, and life experiences can be an intimidating task. Here are five tips for sharing your story through the homily
The time is now for children to learn the importance of stewardship because they are hearing plenty of counterproductive messages. Here are some ways you can help families at your parish teach children to look outside of themselves, helping to cultivate a generation of stewards for tomorrow.
It’s an ongoing problem for all Catholic parishes: financial stewardship. Here are some common reasons why even faithful churchgoers aren’t giving to their parish on a regular basis.
Whether your parish has begun holding public Mass again or is still in the planning stages, the reality for many churches is that turnout is lower than expected. Here are some things to consider that may help your parishioners feel welcomed, safe, and encouraged to return.
People are more willing than ever to attend churches further away if it means their spiritual needs are being met. If you find yourself with a revolving door parish, here are four things to consider that help first-time visitors become life-long members.