Divine Renovation

Author: James Mallon
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781627850384
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Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Churchs many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come."

Renovation Of The Heart

Author: Dallas Willard
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1615214550
Size: 31.83 MB
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As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

Divine Renovation Apprentice

Author: Fr Simon Lobo
Publisher: Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 9781593253363
Size: 54.50 MB
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Transforming a parish is challenging, demanding, and sometimes messy work.In Divine Renovation Apprentice, Fr. Simon Lobo breaks open his experience as an associate pastor working on the renewal of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Divine Renovation. With honesty, humility, and great clarity, Fr. Simon offers his personal reflections on the actual process of renovation with practical wisdom critical to anyone who wants to see their parish experience new life. More than simply a biographical account of the change at St. Benedict, this book contains insights on how to Change Culture, Build a Game Plan, and Develop Leaders for lasting parish change.

Renovation

Author: Dwight Smith
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1946503150
Size: 37.54 MB
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This book is a significant edit to Renovation: Divine Design in the Life of the Church, which I first published in 2010. The purpose of this shorter edition is to give churches a simpler tool for envisioning God’s purpose for His church and for those who lead it. Additionally, since I wrote the first volume, I have written more extensively on concepts in it about leadership, discipleship, and God’s purpose for His people, and books on these topics are now available individually for those who desire to plumb the depths of these matters. So we might say that this book is a taster on divine design in the life of the church.

Rebuilt

Author: Michael White
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594713871
Size: 11.84 MB
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Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Making Parish Councils Pastoral

Author: Mark F. Fischer
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809146765
Size: 38.94 MB
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Making Parish Councils Pastoral traces the historical development of the "pastoral" style of council and shows how councils can more effectively embrace the church's vision of studying and reflecting on parish matters and recommending their conclusions to the pastor. The author's website, www.PastoralCouncils.com, offers the latest supplemental and practical resources to complement this book.

Renovation Of The Church

Author: Kent Carlson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830868585
Size: 31.36 MB
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Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit--even when it meant a decline in numbers. As Kent and Mike found out, a decade of major change is not easy on a church. Oak Hills Church, from the pastoral staff to the congregation, had to confront addiction to personal ambition, resist consumerism and reorient their lives around the teachings of Jesus. Their renewed focus on spiritual formation over numerical growth triggered major changes in the content of their sermons, the tenor of their worship services, and the reason for their outreach. They lost members. But the health and spiritual depth of their church today is a testimony of God's transforming work and enduring faithfulness to the people he loves. Honest and humble, this is Kent and Mike's story of a church they love, written to inspire and challenge other churches to let God rewrite their stories as well. Read it for the church you love.