Vibrant Parish Toolkit

Sharing Easter Joy: Tips for reaching out to your neighborhood on Easter weekend

This Easter season, here are ways to engage the wider community when your church enjoys a period of high visibility. Proclaim the joyful news of our Resurrected Lord on the most important holiday weekend of the spring season.

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Fresh Ideas for Your Spring FUNdraiser

Many parishes and church organizations need fundraisers but worry about how people may respond to them reaching out for additional assistance. Here are some innovative, delightful, easy, with great profit-potential, ways to raise funds for your parish.

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Supporting Your Team: Protecting Against Burnout

You’ve probably noticed signs of stress and fatigue as your staff continues to navigate ever-evolving information and protocols, all while maintaining their regular tasks and responsibilities. Here are a few ideas to help safeguard your staff from burnout.

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Engaging Volunteers: Is It a Generation Thing?

Generational differences shape our worldview, and we bring those characteristics with us to church. So, when building an effective parish volunteer base, it’s important to take note of the different experiences and priorities inherent in each generational experience.

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4 Ways to make the most of the Winter Lull

While the winter season may seem bleak, this lull is also an opportunity of growth for you and your community. Your intentionality in the next few weeks can lead to a stronger parish in the future. So, lean in a little. Use the time to regroup, refocus, and move boldly!

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Livestream: Keep it, or Can it?

As churches start to open their doors to the community, ways to tune-in virtually are slowly declining — but should they? From Sunday Mass to all-parish events, here are some valuable points to keeping livestream going at your church.

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5 Postcard Ideas to Inspire Your Faith Community

If you’re only sending out year-end statement letters, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to reach out and engage your parishioners. Here are five postcard ideas you can use to inspire your faith community.

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Ways to Welcome your Community Back to (In-person) Mass

Even though our churches are back to celebrating Mass in public, there are still some parishioners who are hesitant to come back for a variety of reasons. Church leaders need to reach out, quell fears, and remind them what they’re missing: the Eucharist.

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Five Letters That Will Invite School Families to Sunday Mass

Does your parish have a school? If so, it’s likely that a lot of families are only showing up during the week for Mass — meaning that both your parish community and the school families themselves are missing out on Sunday morning.

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The Power of a Fresh Start

The pandemic and the “new normal” it brings has been a trial for all of us. Let’s use this moment to create a connection with our parishioners, to walk alongside them, ready to help them hear the voice of God as, together, we face whatever the future holds.

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New Ways to Engage Families in Your Parish

Not only do young families bring a vibrancy to parish life, but they represent the future of the faith. Is your parish looking for ways to energize existing member families and attract new ones? Here are some ideas that can jump-start your engagement with this important demographic.

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Tips to Keeping Your Church Office Organized

With so much to do and so little time to devote, keeping your parish office organized and up to date can be a struggle. But with a few simple tips, and easy-to-use office platforms, you can transform any chaotic office into a streamlined operation.

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