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Turning Hearts to Christ: Engaging People in a Lifetime of Faith

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Does parish life really matter? Do people really need community anymore? Are there really "sucessful parishes" out there? The authors says a resounding "yes" to all three in this engaging and challenging invitation to parish leaders. She offers essential principles that have evolved from discussions with pastoral leaders in a variety of ministerial settings, as well as careful study of sacred Scripture, theology, Church documents, and current research. She then pulls all the principles together by offering ...

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Overview

Does parish life really matter? Do people really need community anymore? Are there really "sucessful parishes" out there? The authors says a resounding "yes" to all three in this engaging and challenging invitation to parish leaders. She offers essential principles that have evolved from discussions with pastoral leaders in a variety of ministerial settings, as well as careful study of sacred Scripture, theology, Church documents, and current research. She then pulls all the principles together by offering "seasonal renewal" focus points with examples of how the seasons can lead parishioners toward a living relationship with Christ—with Sunday Eucharist at the center. Turning Hearts to Christ is a dynamic and essential planning resource for pastors, parish leadership teams, pastoral staffs, pastoral council members, faith formation, evangelization, and stewardship committee members.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585957934
  • Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 975,128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Section 1 Principles for Parish Life 11

Chapter 1 Those Who Are a Part of Me 13

Chapter 2 "Real" People, "Real" Faith 21

Chapter 3 Inviting and Thanking 29

Chapter 4 Serving and Giving 36

Chapter 5 Evangelization and Stewardship in plain English 43

Chapter 6 Small Is Big faith formation in small groups is more than you expect 50

Chapter 7 Putting It Together turning hearts to Christ 56

Section 2 Seasons of Renewal for a Lifetime of Faith 61

Advent/Christmas "God Is With Us" 68

Lent/Easter "Christ Calls, Christ Loves" 75

Ordinary Time "We Respond, We Call, We Serve" 81

Section 3 An Appreciative Process for Development and Planning 89

Postscript 1 Engaging People in the Liturgy 98

Postscript 2 Engaging Youth for a Lifetime of Faith 103

Postscript 3 Resources for Further Development 107

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