Kresta in the Afternoon – June 25, 2020 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest host today is Peter Herbeck.

+  Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish (full hour)

  • Description: The world is hungering for the fruit of a dynamic Church that has embraced her missionary identity, but what does it really mean to be a missionary Church? What does a parish that has embraced its missionary identity look like? We’ll talk with Fr James Mallon
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. James Mallon
      Fr. James Mallon is the episcopal vicar for parish renewal and leadership support for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth in Nova Scotia, Canada, and founder of Divine Renovation ministry. He is the author of the bestselling Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission as well as the Divine Renovation Guidebook, and coauthor of Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alpha. His newest book is Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish.
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish

      The world is hungering for the fruit of a dynamic Church that has embraced her missionary identity, but what does it really mean to be a missionary Church? Grounded in Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Fr. Mallon offers an analysis of the challenges the Church is facing, along with practical tools that will support parish and diocesan leaders in bringing about significant renewal. Most importantly, he addresses the critical interface between a missionary parish and its diocese, essential to bearing lasting fruit. (learn more)

    • Divine Renovation Apprentice: Learning to Lead a Disciple-Making Parish

      Transforming a parish is challenging, demanding, and sometimes messy work. Divine Renovation Apprentice, Fr. Simon Lobo breaks open his experience as an associate pastor working on the renewal of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Divine Renovation. With honesty, humility, and great clarity, Fr. Simon offers his personal reflections on the actual process of renovation with practical wisdom critical to anyone who wants to see their parish experience new life. More than simply a biographical account of the change at St. Benedict, this book contains insights on how to Change Culture, Build a Game Plan, and Develop Leaders for lasting parish change. (learn more)

    • Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission

      An engaging guide for parishes seeking to cultivate communities of discipleship and vibrant, dynamic faith. Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Church's many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come. (learn more)

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