Communication | Leadership

United in Vision

This year’s election has felt increasingly like a contest not so much of two politicians or parties but of competing visions for the future of the country. In each case, the other side is represented as an existential threat, a radical departure from life as we know it, and a sure step towards a bleak […]

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Leadership

Keep Your Politics to Yourself

They say in polite conversation to never discuss politics or religion. In my profession, I find it pretty difficult to stay away from the topic of religion. However, I have found it necessary to stay far away from the topic of politics, at least here in church. In fact, I do not talk politics in […]

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Evangelization | Leadership

Never Waste a Crisis

Sudden crises have a way of clarifying long-running debates.  The essential nature of whatever is at stake tends to become obvious when we are forced to confront it without the haze of extraneous distractions or details.  This moment in time is no different.  As the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus sweeps across the country, […]

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Leadership | Vision

Our Values: Hospitable

We are in the last week of a series of blog posts all about our values as a staff.  This week, hospitality. We define hospitality as “wow-ing” people with extraordinary service.  We want each guest who steps onto our campus to feel like every aspect of the experience was designed with them in mind.  Here […]

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Leadership | Vision

Our Values: Commitment

Some social commentators have derided the downfall of commitment in our society, especially among young people.  They point to lower rates of marriage (and higher rates of divorce) along with other social tendencies. In our fast-paced, ever-changing culture, remembering the value of commitment is increasingly important. We’re in the fifth week of a series of […]

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Leadership | Vision

Our Values: Excellence

Over the past few weeks we have been using this space to reflect on the values we rely on in serving our mission as a parish. This week “Excellence.” Excellence in the church can be hard to define.  Some parishioners measure the excellence of a homily by its length (the shorter the better).  Still others […]

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Leadership | Vision

Our Values: Adaptable

Change is inevitable, even in the Church.  Technology moves at cyber speed, families are on the move more than ever before, and the culture around us seems to be more unrecognizable every day.  In the face of all this challenging change, it is especially important to be grounded in deliberate values.  That’s why we are […]

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