Livestreaming Mass is Essential

With “shelter at home” orders issued around the country this last spring, many parishes are continuing livestream Masses, prayers, reflections,  and other events. Pastors, staff, and volunteers are being very creative in the content they are providing – it’s incredible to see! Livestreaming Mass is essential. Parishes want to use the streaming platform that reaches […]

Facebook Groups and Ministry

If you this past spring you were scrambling to move your ministries online for the foreseeable future, there are dozens of tools available. But one tool, in particular, is a godsend for the way you’re already communicating – Facebook Groups and ministry! A Facebook Group is a bit like a page, but with more focus […]

Post Program Surveys

High school teachers, college professors, and even fitness program instructors have started implementing post-course surveys. The moment a class is over, students are asked to complete a short assessment of the instructor and class. These anonymous surveys are designed to help instructors improve, leading to more effective materials and teaching methods over time. So, should […]

Talking About Money at the Parish

Even as I typed the headline, I thought I might lose a few readers. Let’s face it, money is a difficult thing to discuss, and whether you’re talking money matters with family, staff, or parishioners, it usually doesn’t come with ease. The Bible contains more than 2,000 verses that mention finances, and more than a […]

Using Parishioner Spotlights

Ever wonder about that new family two pews down from you? They have been attending Mass regularly, but you never see them stay for coffee and donuts. I wonder where they are from. Why did they join our parish? Are they interested in joining a ministry? There are plenty of ways you can engage new parishioners. […]

Parish Planned Giving Seminars

It is no secret that the largest transfer of wealth in human history is starting to take place between Baby Boomers and Millennials. Over the next 30 years, an estimated $68 trillion will be transferred between the two generations. While this is occurring, there is a great opportunity for non-profits to secure donations through planned giving. […]