Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Friday, February 9th from 9AM-4PM
The church in the United States is changing, some areas are exploding, others are contracting. Explore this research with demographer Chuck Zech, Ph.D., Villanova University’s Center for Church Management and Business Ethics and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).
Inspire All to Live God's Call
Theology Day Series
Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives and the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary to interact with and learn from each other.
The Monastic Institute is sponsored and organized by Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary and Saint John's Abbey. Its goal is to foster reflection and conversation on matters of concern to monastic communities and other intentional communities, both Christian and non-Christian.
Interested in Becoming a Spiritual Director?
An innovative new program that prepares students for the ministry of spiritual direction is now offered by Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in collaboration with Saint Benedict's Monastery. This graduate certificate requires two years of part-time study and includes an internship under the guidance of trained supervisors at the Spirituality Center of the monastery. For more information on the program, contact the program director: Becky Van Ness ([email protected])
Healthy Staffs, Healthy Parishes
The current healthy congregations movement has deep roots in family systems theory. This powerful framework for understanding interpersonal relationships has helped countless parishes transform themselves. At the heart of the process is leadership by staff in modeling and encouraging fresh ways of working together, managing conflict, and cultivating relationships that bring the best out of people. Using a daylong workshop as a basis, we are able to tailor a process for one staff or several staffs that explores how to achieve and sustain healthy staff relations for the sake of mission. Three half-day sessions scheduled over three months build on the initial workshop and the on-going reflection of participants.