Item description for The Parish as Covenant: A Call to Pastoral Partnership by S.J. Thomas P. Sweetser & Kenneth Untener...
Drawing from over thirty years of studying and helping to shape churches, dioceses, religious communities, and pastoral ministries nationwide, Thomas Sweetser, S.J., argues that contemporary parishes are caught in a Church system that is not working. In The Parish as Covenant: A Call to Pastoral Partnership, he proposes a dual-focus system of parish leadership which creates a healthier, more collaborative environment for leaders, assistants, and parishioners, and helps ensure a successful transition when pastors and administrators are replaced.
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Good Advice Jan 26, 2003
Although self-consciously and unapologetically Roman Catholic, Father Sweetser offers a theologically sound vision of covenantal relationships that could help to form any Christian parish. His advice, based on more than 30 years of pastoral experience is not new, but it is practical. This program could reasonably be exercised in most congregations. Father Sweetser dares to address the taboo subjects of those whose Christianity is only marginally expressed and the various ways that the Church drives individuals to such isolation. Any bishop, priest, pastor, deacon, parish administrator or parish council president could benefit by reading this book.