The first step for planning for the future of your parish is to begin envisioning the ideal community you would like to foster. Below are several resources that Catholic Leadership Institute has used over the last two decades to help parishes identify a vision for the parish.
CLI has worked with individual parishes and with dioceses around the country to help them envision the future of their communities. If you would like more information on how CLI can help facilitate the envisioning process for you, contact us today.
|Five Foundational Ministries Worksheet|
|Foundational Ministries are the essential ongoing work of an organization—the way an organization fulfills its sacred purpose, lives out its values, and pursues its vision. A critical component of envisioning the parish is aligning your priorities and goals to a larger vision. This worksheet helps provide an overview of this Leadership Model of Alignment, and how you can set goals based on the Five Foundational Ministries for a healthy and holy parish.|
|Process to Create a Healthy and Holy Parish|
|CLI has identified four disciplines to create a Healthy and Holy Parish. This high level overview document provides a general process on when and how to move forward in your envisioning process.|
|Determine Your Three Pastoral Priorities|
|After creating your vision and reflecting on your DMI results and Foundational Ministries, this worksheet will help you narrow down your focus to three priorities for your parish.|
|To create a Mutually Shared Vision, there are three primary components--Purpose, Values, and Vision. Combined with the other documents in this section, this worksheet offers a framework for how to make a meaningful plan for your community that fosters the faith of your parishioners.|