Item description for Shaping Catholic Parishes: Pastoral Leaders in the 21st Century (Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project) by Carole Ganim...
Overview Changes in the Catholic Church are happening fast. As a result of these changes in the Catholic Church, new organizational models are emerging: clustered parishes, large "mega-churches," one pastor overseeing multiple parishes, lay leadership. Shaping Catholic Parishes looks at the changes taking place in the Catholic Church from the pastoral leader's point of view. Twenty-two priests, deacons, religious, and lay people share first-person accounts of their experiences serving as pastoral leaders in new situations and new roles. Their inspiring and instructive stories deepen the reader's understanding of changes in the Catholic Church and the resulting challenges of twenty-first century parishes.
Publishers Description Catholic parish life in the United States is changing. As a result, new organizational models are emerging: clustered parishes, large "megachurches," one pastor overseeing multiple parishes, lay leadership... Pastoral leaders, ordained and lay, need to learn new skills and adopt new leadership styles to function effectively in this changing pastoral environment. Shaping Catholic Parishes looks at these changes from the pastoral leader's point of view. Twenty-two priets, deacons, religious, and lay people share first-person accounts of their experiences serving as pastoral leaders in these new situations and roles.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.84" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Loyola Press
Series Emerging Models Of Parish Leadership
ISBN 0829426469 ISBN13 9780829426465
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More About Carole Ganim
Carole Ganim teaches English at Miami University in Middletown, Ohio. She hold a PhD in English Literature from Fordham University.
Carole Ganim currently resides in Dayton.
Carole Ganim has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Shaping Catholic Parishes: Pastoral Leaders in the 21st Century (Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project)?
Good News: US Catholic parishes today Jul 9, 2008
I found this book to be very inspiring and a very worthwhile read. The stories capture the wide diversity of Catholic parish life that exists today in the US through story telling.
Getting Into Better Shape Jun 21, 2008
This inspiring and interesting anecdotal collection of real-life parish experiences and accomplishments offers practical and viable procedures to any already busy and overworked pastor for getting himself and his parish(es) into better shape.