Archive for Vision

Groundbreaking- Part 1

By : April 15, 2016

The good news of Jesus’ resurrection was groundbreaking. The Apostles and first generation disciples carried this news out into the world and made the Church a groundbreaking movement. They led with acts of mercy, healing, and preached a message of redemption from sin and life-change. Most of all, they made disciples. That’s what this weekend […]

4 Ways to Make Your Church a Place of Mercy This Year

By : January 14, 2016

Pope Francis has declared an “Extraordinary” Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will run through November 20, 2016. What is that? It is actually a perfect opportunity to make church matter by following God’s call to extend mercy to the lost and broken. Here are four areas we’ve been trying in our parish, and we hope […]

John the Baptist- Agent of Change

By : December 9, 2015

We’re already moving into the third week of Advent, and I’d like to take a quick opportunity to reflect on some pretty amazing passage about John the Baptist taken from our Advent readings. They say: A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every […]

Vision Campaign Update

By : August 20, 2015

After several years of planning, in the spring of 2014 we announced plans for a new 1500 seat sanctuary. To finance the project we also at that time launched a campaign. Far from an old fashion fundraiser, the “Vision” campaign, as we came to call it, was presented as a spiritual exercise. No one was […]

Creating a Leadership Culture

By : June 5, 2015

Culture is the complex whole of knowledge, belief, art, ethics, custom, and probably many other elements in which we live and breath and have our being. Every organization has a culture, intentional or otherwise, and that means your church has a culture too. These days successful business leaders are very intentional about their culture. We […]

Serving at SECU

By : March 26, 2014

Easter is only weeks away and we are busy getting ready. This year we are hosting a single Easter Sunday Mass at the SECU Arena at Towson University, just down York Road from our Ridgely Road campus. The arena is brand new and beautiful and it is going to be an amazing experience for everyone […]

Vision and Sacrifice

By : March 20, 2014

We don’t like to sacrifice, we never do. But we do it all the time anyway mostly because of what is associated with it, or what is on the other side of it. That’s because sacrifice often brings reward. The most attractive sacrifice is about giving up something of smaller or lesser value for something […]

More Vision

By : March 15, 2014

Last week we kicked off our Vision Campaign. Vision is a new message series, but it is more than a message series too, it is a whole new season of life for our parish. We’re looking ahead to where God is blessing and where he wants us going. And as part of that process we’re […]

Vision

By : March 10, 2014

  The vision has an appointed time, it speaks to the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it, it will certainly come. Habakkuk 2.3 This weekend was an incredibly important one for us here at Nativity. It was the start of our Vision Series. But this series is unlike any […]

Wait For It

By : May 18, 2012

I will stand my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give. Then the Lord replied: Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits […]