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
Abortion and Empathy
Modified from a bulletin article by Fr. Jeff Lorig, Pastor at Midtown Catholic As we enter the holiday season, a time where we interact with family members more frequently, I… Read More
Missional Community
Big Goal Outcome Measurement - Mass Attendance
By Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services When Archbishop Lucas announced The Big Goal – each parish in the Archdiocese of Omaha will be a missional community by 2026 – he also outlined specific outcomes that… 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
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
Missional Community
Form a "Welcome Back" Plan for Parishioners
How will you welcome families back to mass? As we grow ever closer to a post-COVID reality, inviting parishioners back to mass is top of mind for parish leaders. And… Read More
A Practical Example of Outreach
Jim and Fr. Lorig discuss an outsider friendly event, an opportunity for parishioners to introduce those they care about to the idea of faith without jumping straight to bringing them… Read More
Missional Community
Rural Lead 2020
Equipping and Empowering People to Lead Anyone in a position of influence in their parish was invited to attend a morning of formation, to learn new ways to engage in… Read More
A Pastor's Conversion
Moving a parish from maintenance to mission is easier said than done. You can have all the best programs and all the best people on staff, but the key ingredient… Read More
New Era, Old Strategies: Tips on Engagement from the Apostles
Are you feeling the same intensity of change in your Church ministry that I am? For once, I’m not talking about the changes that COVID-19 has brought. I mean that… Read More