Evangelization | Making Church Matter

The Unchurched

Recently, the Pew Research Center released an update to an ongoing study of religious identification and engagement among Americans.  The results should sound familiar at this point: an increase in the number of people identifying as unaffiliated with any particular religion, increasingly infrequent church attendance, and declining religiosity among younger generations. Data like this should […]

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Making Church Matter

“All-In” for Rebuilt 2020

One of the hardest things to do when beginning a parish rebuilding process is to imagine the vision clearly and concretely.  There are so many things that just can’t be grasped through the written word or digital channels.  The feel of a place when you walk in.  The warmth that comes from a gracious welcome.  […]

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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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