So often the challenges facing the Church seem insurmountable. We see headline after headline of abuse, misconduct, financial wrongdoing, and other examples of failure. But this is why we follow the example of the saints. Many of them have faced similarly disheartening challenges. St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Avila, and many others, showed us that church reform is possible. The trick is to begin by doing what we can with what we have where we are.
Taking Steps Toward Church Reform
Our mission at Global Institute of Church Management is to equip clergy, religious, and lay people to build the Church that the faithful and Our Lord deserve. We begin with what we have been given: a dynamic community of faithful around the world, who share the same vision of a stronger Church. Together, we must have the conversations that shine light on areas of reform and bring solutions, share ideas, and encourage each other in the work ahead.
These conversations are important. That’s why we have launched a new series of webinars for the 2020-2021 year: Building a Transparent & Accountable Church that I invite you to join.
Hosted by the experts at Program of Church Management, Rome, this series explores themes that touch on virtually every aspect of contemporary Church life and that are vital to church reform: Parish structure (and how to evangelize the faithful), Management lessons (as taught by a saint), Financial transparency (and why achieving it is so urgent for the Church), and more. Right now, we are opening registrations for our Fall-Winter sessions:
- Recovering Our Mission – October 8, 2020
- The Management Lessons of St. Escrivá – November 12, 2020
- Financial Transparency in the Church: Now More Than Ever– December 10, 2020
All webinars are at 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern, and 5pm Central European Time. Join us as we tackle these important issues together.