Rights and Responsibilities
This session looks at the difference between "being" a pastor by
assignment and "becoming" a pastor by developing a relationship
with the People of God. Attention is given to canon law and what it
says the pastor is to focus on in his ministry.
Credibility and Authority: Servant Leadership
The session is an open dialogue about examples of those who have
served as models of servant leadership that shapes our vision of
how we intend to lead. What does it take to "earn"
credibility? How do different people view authority within the
Shared Ministry: Leading, Empowering and Coaching
We discuss what it means to celebrate and honor the role of all
the baptized in the Body of Christ by getting them involved in the
parish ministries while also forming them to know their gifts. To
lead is not something everyone is comfortable with and yet expected
of the pastor.
Quick, Simple, Healthy Cooking For One
More than a presentation, this
dinner-preparation session is designed to help the workshop
participant gain some strategies for preparing meals that are both
good and good for the priest. Taking care of ourselves is good
stewardship of our bodies and allows us to serve well those
entrusted to our care. Beyond having the knowledge and experience
to prepare meals well, simply finding time to cook can be a big
Parish Leadership and Administration -
Dr. Brian Reynolds
Pastoral Planning and Development
Vibrant parishes are built on effective planning, communication
and fundraising. This session presents a model for strategic
planning that provides the foundation for parish development.
Parish Staffing and Human Resource Issues
No pastor works alone. Whether there is a paid staff or
volunteers, all pastors need to address common human resource
issues. This session addresses issues related to hiring,
performance management and termination of employment.
Pastors do not need to be accountants. However, challenging
financial issues can prevent a parish from being able to fulfill
its mission. This session looks at parish finances through the lens
of a parish audit and assists pastors in identifying areas that
need a closer look.
Four Truths About Spiritual Leaders and Spiritual Leadership as
Embracing the four truths of our human nature allows us to more
fully practice the "art" of spiritual leadership using
our God-given tools.
Moses and David: Two Spiritual Leaders Who Still Teach Us About
A spiritual leader is a prophet and a mystic. So it is not about
loans, lights, locks and leaks.
How does it Work? What does it Take? When does it Happen?
A spiritual leader remembers the truths and becomes an artist
who inspires, enchants and transforms by revealing the Divine
The stress of increased demands and expectations of Catholic
priests, coupled with the shrinking number of clergy, can pull a
recently ordained priest into unhealthy habits and practices. In
this session, we'll discuss the priest's need for a healthy
self-ministry, realistic expectations, and strategies for keeping
balanced physically, mentally and spiritually.