The Thresholds of Conversion and Discipleship
The buzz phrase “Meet people where they are!” has been around for a while now. Pope Francis often concretizes this in a call to go out and be with those… Read More
Hearing the Voice of the Lord
This week I talk to a friend in the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux. If you couldn’t tell by the hard to pronounce spelling, that’s in Louisiana. There, they also have… Read More
Culture of Generosity
Creating Cultures of Generosity
As much as I would like them to, our episodes on stewardship do not do as well as our episodes on evangelization. We are so used to thinking about stewardship… Read More
How to talk about abortion
The end to abortion is here! …Legally…at the federal level. While we should celebrate a major victory in the fight against abortion, the work has really just begun. If we… Read More
Skill Demo 11: How to get stuff done
Let’s talk about productivity. There is this lie that is a two-edged sword in the Christian world. For some, getting tasks done does not come naturally, and so it can… Read More
The Big Goal
Myth Busting: Clear Path of Discipleship
The Archdiocese’s Big Goal, each parish in the Archdiocese of Omaha will be a missional community, has three characteristics: collaborative leadership, a clear path to discipleship, and a culture of… Read More
You might be a missional community if...
With the Journey of Faith underway, the words “flourishing” and “missional community” have become buzzwords in our diocese. Many good people have been asking, “Wait…ARE we a missional community? What… Read More
Skill Demo 10: How to Set a Real Time Agenda
Making the shift towards becoming a missional community, whether that’s in a parish or a ministry, often means taking steps into the unknown. It means opening ourselves to new the… Read More
Bringing Catholics Back
As the archdiocese goes through the pastoral planning process called Journey of Faith, I’m sure you’ve heard some of the statistics. One of the most striking is: Since 2003, Mass… Read More
Why Programs Don't Work
I’ve got a program this is going to change hearts and transform lives! It builds relationships, causes conversions, and could be a real blessing to your parish, BUT there’s a… Read More
Scruffy Hospitality
One thing the pandemic taught me is that people are starving for friendship. It is unfortunately easy to go through life making surface level connections with people but not to… Read More