Collaborative Leadership
How to Discern God’s Will as a Group
I sometimes find the idea of discerning God’s will within my own life daunting. Sifting through the emotions, desires, and the high and low points of each day, and then… Read More
Collaborative Leadership
Equip the Saints for Ministry
I talk a lot on the EquipCast about the need for church leaders to equip the lay faithful for ministry. This view isn’t something that I came up with on… Read More
Leadership
The Lay Vocations Crisis 
By Jen Moser – Associate Director & Leadership Formation Specialist, Parish Support Team  We often hear that there is a “vocations crisis” in the Church, and it’s hard to deny given recent… Read More
Leadership
Five Ideas to Engage Your Parishioners
By Fr. Jeff Lorig I have been working with the St. Philip Neri/Blessed Sacrament Parish Council since December 2019. After countless hours of discussion, they identified two objectives that they… Read More
Leadership
A Shepherd's Job Description
By Fr. Jeff Lorig – Recently assigned as pastor to St. Thomas More and St. Joan of Arc parishes. As a Pastor, one of my first jobs as a leader… Read More
Leadership
Been to any good budget meetings lately?
By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Director of Pastoral Services Budgets are on the minds of many of our pastors and parish and school leaders. We’ve certainly had our share of budget… Read More
Leadership
“Good Grief!” Loss and Grief in Northeast Nebraska
By Dr. Michael Ashton, Superintendent of Catholic Schools The title of this article honors a beloved spiritual writer, Charles Schulz, the author of the comic strip Peanuts. I grew up… Read More
EquipCast
EquipCast 8: What's On Your Heart
On the Wednesday after schools shut down due to the Coronavirus, Christine French was in a continuous stream of webinars and on-line meetings. She felt anxious and busy, and she… Read More
EquipCast
EquipCast 7: In the Life of the Parish
How St. Gerald Parish is Continuing Its Mission In the midst of the pandemic, what does Church life look like? Mark Nelson shares the lessons that he has learned working… Read More
Leadership
Engaging the Church During Social Distancing and CoronaVirus
By Fr. Joseph Sund, Associate Pastor of Catholic Parishes of Western Holt and Boyd County Guest Post from his Blog www.techypriest.com It amazes me the places God puts us. The… Read More
Collaborative Leadership
Is Shared Leadership a Good Idea?
By Vickie Kauffold – Assistant Superintendent of Schools There is a well-known book written by Robert Fulghum titled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”. One of… Read More