This book describes in detail the
process for becoming a more welcoming parish. It is designed to give your
parish team the information necessary to employ the process for becoming a more
welcoming parish with a minimum of outside help. Each of the steps in the
process are described in detail. The book also contains a presenter
outline and handout material for training parish teams.
Here is the table of content of the booklet:
A Spiritual Process for Creating More Welcoming Parishes
"A must read for pastoral leaders
wishing to improve their parish's welcoming."
William L. Pickett, PhD, author of
A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning.
Becoming a Welcoming Parish Process Overview
Assemble and Form a Team
Develop a Communication Plan
Discern God's Vision
Develop a Plan for Bringing God's Vision and Reality into Alignment
Implement the Plan and Continuous Improvement
Training Parish Welcoming Teams: Presentation Outline and Notes
Practicing Catholic Hospitality: Training Parish Teams Handout
Welcoming Parish Survey
Best Practices in Church Welcoming Programs
About the Author
Church Welcoming Program: Selected Bibliography