DMI Resources - Recommend Parish

Catholic Leadership Institute wants to help you find the resources you need to help you move the needle on the areas of opportunity your parish has identified. This page includes some possible resources including third party publications and programs focused on improving the likelihood of parishioners to recommend their parish to a friend. These ideas are a starting place, and we recommend checking with your diocesan staff to see if they have any additional insight or resources for you, or if there are any existing partnerships or affiliations with successful programs in your locality.

Catholic Leadership Institute Resources

In this video, a CLI Consultant reviews what regression analysis has shown to be particular drivers for parishioners to recommend their parish to a friend

CLI Resources - Music Ministry

Catholic Leadership Institute has more than two decades of experience guiding parishes and Church leaders through planning and transitions. Our Leadership Consultants have helped develop material based on their experience in training and experience in parish leadership. Some material to help move the needle for positive responses to "I would recommend my parish" are included here.

Encouraging Liturgical Participation Through Music: Building and Maintaining a Music Ministry
This document is designed to introduce a basic overview of how to build and maintain a music ministry that builds the faith of parishioners and creates a vibrant and engaging Sunday experience.
Encouraging Liturgical Participation Through Music: Building the Faith in your Music Ministry
Continuing our resource about building a vibrant music ministry, this resource provides information and useful tips to have your Music Ministry be a rich opportunity for faith formation for both ministry participants and parishioners at large.
Encouraging Liturgical Participation through Music: Tips & Immediate Opportunities
Not sure where to begin in making changes to your music ministry? This is a helpful list of immediate opportunities in music ministry.

CLI Resources- Sunday Experience

The Sunday Experience - The Most Important 90 Minutes of the Week
This document is designed to introduce a basic overview of what we mean when we talk about the "Sunday Experience" and information on how to start making a plan to address your particular needs.
Sunday Experience Planning Guide
Creating a holistic plan to address the Sunday experience is a daunting task. This resource provides a guide to begin this process including key elements to consider. This guide is most useful if utilized in conjunction with the Sunday Experience Assessment document.
Sunday Experience Assessment Document
Not sure where to begin in making changes to your music ministry? This is a helpful list of immediate opportunities in music ministry.

Publications

Becoming A Parish of Intentional Disciples - Sherry Weddell
Author Sherry Weddell gathered fellow Church workers whose years of service in parish ministry have yielded hard-earned wisdom and enthusiasm for the work of transforming Catholic parishes into centers of apostolic outreach.

Click here to find out more from the publisher.
Good Leaders, Good Shepherds - Lyles, Flanagan, Fowler and Zigarmi
Good Leaders, Good Shepherds is the fictional story of a priest who finds himself overwhelmed at a new pastoral assignment. With the help of two Catholic leaders, he discovers the God-given capacity to lead and shepherd his flock.

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Other Resources

Programs and Tools

Relit
relit helps you take a step back to look at your parish life and ministries with a new lens, a renewed perspective. You will learn how to take the good work you are already doing and discover how these ministries can be more effective. Even seemingly everyday events, like offering coffee and donuts, can be transformed into opportunities to evangelize!

Learn more about this program.
Welcome - from Dynamic Catholic
Welcome is an overnight weekend experience for your parishioners given by men or women who have previously attended Welcome at your parish. Through fellowship, faith sharing, hospitality, music, individual and group activities, Mass, and more, participants have the opportunity to step back from the everyday to reflect on their lives and their spiritual journeys and build meaningful relationships with other men or women in the parish. (Men and women attend separate weekends.)

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Myparishapp - from Diocesan Publications myParish
myParish is a premium Catholic parish app that helps improve parish communication and outreach while offering the features that parishioners enjoy in a good app.

Learn more about this tool.