Revive Parishes

Revive Parishes

4 Seasons

Revive courses provide insights, practical steps, and training for your staff, catechists, and parish leader volunteers. Don’t reinvent the wheel, learn from the best with over 10 hours of expert training. These 4 courses Evangelization with Chris Stefanick, Missionary Discipleship with Julianne Stanz, Loving and Serving The Poor with Fr. Mark Mary Ames, and Parish Renewal with Tim Glemkowski are more than inspiration, they offer real practical solutions.

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Evangelization with Chris Stefanick
Missionary Discipleship with Julianne Stanz
Loving and Serving The Poor with Fr. Mark-Mary Ames
Parish Renewal with Tim Glemkowski

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Revive Parishes
  • Chapter 1: Welcome

    Episode 1

    This course is for every parish leader – from the pastor to each volunteer – to give a firm foundation for effective, evangelical, and sustainable parish ministry. From chapters on the real importance of the parish to accurately identifying root problems in our parish culture, this course can imm...

  • Chapter 2: Culture Change

    Episode 2

    Why do we need to talk about parish renewal right now? And what is the goal of parish renewal in the first place? Tim notes that it all starts with your parish culture and breaks down the reasons it is absolutely necessary to put our focus on our parish culture to succeed in renewal.

  • Chapter 3: Why the Parish?

    Episode 3

    Is the parish worth saving? In this chapter, Tim shows us why the parish is vital and provides a few frameworks to view it with a more hopeful lens.

  • Chapter 4: The Four Types of Parishes

    Episode 4

    This chapter is a self-diagnosis for parishes. Tim provides a framework of the four types of parishes. The diagnosis will serve as the starting point on your parish’s journey of renewal.

  • Chapter 5: Introduction

    Episode 5

    This chapter introduces the section “What is the real issue?”. In the next few chapters, Tim will look at the cultural roots of inertia in our parishes and give us a run-down on the basic requirements that will make it possible for renewal to take place.

  • Chapter 6: The Real Crisis

    Episode 6

    Tim notes that the real crisis lies in nothing more than a lack of discipleship. Everything flows from that point. However, fixing that issue is easier said than done because the roots run deep. Cultural Catholicism is dying, and that poses challenges.

  • Chapter 7: What is a Disciple?

    Episode 7

    Tim makes a stark point: If we are going to talk about discipleship in our parishes and with our parishioners, the language must be crystal clear. This chapter discusses how you and your parish can better understand and communicate what discipleship truly is.

  • Chapter 8: What is Evangelization?

    Episode 8

    What is evangelization? It is the core identity of the Church! Tim gives us the process of evangelization and touches on the “New Evangelization” and why it is vital for parish renewal.

  • Chapter 9: A Snapshot of a Parish Today

    Episode 9

    A parish leader must understand their mission field. Tim gives us a data snapshot of those people who are in your parish today. This is key to being able to move forward with effective measures.

  • Chapter 10: Introduction to the Four Keys

    Episode 10

    This chapter provides an introduction to the four keys to culture change in a parish. These four keys will be covered in multiple sections with greater detail throughout the course.

  • Chapter 11: Start with Why

    Episode 11

    If we are going to cast a vision for our parish, we have to start with the “why”. Tim notes that the initial battle your parish will have to fight will be to communicate and drive home answers to questions like “What is the purpose of the Church?”, “Why does our parish exist?”, and “Why am I Cath...

  • Chapter 12: Interiorizing a Vision

    Episode 12

    As a parish staff, you need to have a vision interiorized before you begin to cast it, and this vision needs to come from God. Tim discusses the necessity of prayer in forming your parish’s vision.

  • Chapter 13: Communicating a Vision

    Episode 13

    Once you have the parish’s vision established, it must be communicated. Others have to see the point and the goal alongside you. Otherwise, it will never fully come to pass.

  • Chapter 14: Introduction

    Episode 14

    This chapter introduces the section on building a clear path to discipleship. Tim reminds us that this is our core identity as a Church, so we strategize on how to accomplish it.

  • Chapter 15: Simple and Clear

    Episode 15

    Tim hones in on the most important starting point for people: make your parish ministries simple and clear. This might mean cutting down on some ministries so you can be more intentional with the ones you have. Tim also provides 2 different formulas for discipleship in a parish.

  • Chapter 16: Pre-Evangelization (Win Part I)

    Episode 16

    You must till the soil before you plant the seed. And how is this done? Tim says that pre-evangelization is entirely relational. We cannot evangelize without relationship formation taking place in our ministries and in our parish. Tim also gives the “Four A’s” which provide a framework for this p...

  • Chapter 17: Evangelization (Win Part II)

    Episode 17

    Evangelization is a very specific thing in the Church’s documents. Tim provides 3 methods by which this can be accomplished within your parish, following relationship-building.

  • Chapter 18: Discipleship

    Episode 18

    We need to accompany people to full growth in the Christian life. Tim provides further evidence of why discipleship is absolutely necessary following pre-evangelization and evangelization. He gives us the key to unlocking discipleship, which is community.

  • Chapter 19: Apostolate

    Episode 19

    Every baptized Christian is supposed to multiply and make more disciples. How does our parish prepare people for this mission and then send them out to accomplish it? Tim discusses all of these critical points in this chapter.

  • Chapter 20: Introduction

    Episode 20

    Tim introduces the next section on mobilizing leaders with a warning. If you don’t multiply your leadership, you will burn out. He gives two extremes in parish life that must be avoided if you want to mobilize your leaders.

  • Chapter 21: The 3, 12, and 72

    Episode 21

    Tim discusses the leadership structure that Jesus himself implemented, and then challenges us to imitate Him as we set up our leadership structure in our parishes.

  • Chapter 22: Start a Movement

    Episode 22

    Tim notes in this chapter that the end goal should be lay people operating creatively on their own. This vision can sometimes be a scary thought to parish leaders, but Tim further discusses why it is vital for your parish to become vibrant.

  • Chapter 23: Introduction

    Episode 23

    In this chapter, Tim introduces the section “Align Everything”. If our new vision as a parish is to make disciples, we should re-analyze everything we do as a parish in light of that core mission. We call this mission alignment; drifting away from that mission causes dysfunction.

  • Chapter 24: What are We Trying to do With Alignment?

    Episode 24

    What is the point of alignment? Tim answers with this statement: “If we are going to prioritize evangelization making disciples, then all things (ministries, communications, hospitality, fundraising) in our parish should prioritize evangelization and making disciples.”