A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside In

A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside In

by Jack Jezreel


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Building on his experience as founder of JustFaith, a parish-based program for adult Catholics, Jezreel presents the case for how to renew parish life by promoting lay ministry with an outward mission-driven identity that connects evangelization, faith-formation, service, and social justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626982901
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/20/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,121,016
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jack Jezreel, a popular national speaker and teacher, received a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is the originator of the JustFaith program, and now serves as Senior Advisor for JustFaith Ministries.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Vatican I1/2 Parishes 1

2 A Fresh Blueprint for the Parish: Completely "Mission-Oriented" 11

3 Gathered and Sent: A Way to Rethink Parish Structure 21

4 Missional Relocation and the Twenty-First-Century Parish 35

5 Marriage with a Mission: A Sacramental Love Story 53

6 The Heart of Mission and Parish Renewal: An Option for the Poor 65

7 Culturing Peace and Justice: A Recipe for the Peacemaking Parish 81

8 Moving Parish to Mission: A Tool for the Task 97

9 Formation unto Transformation: The Story of Just Faith 117

10 Love and Pray: A Path to Spiritual Maturity 133

11 Last Things 139

Appendix: A Five-Year Plan for a Vatican II, Mission-Oriented Parish 143

Acknowledgments 165

Index 167

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