to be a church capable of walking at people's sides...
which accompanies them on their journey.
Learn about accompaniment and make a pastoral plan.
Explore our pastoral tools that will help you work as a team toward this goal.
Make a special commitment to embrace hospitality.
It's more difficult than you might think to consistently reach out and make your community a welcoming one to the outsider visiting your parish. It will take work to identify your blind spots and see your parish as a visitor would.
Help your people to integrate the Gospel into their lives each week and discuss it with others.
The Sunday lectionary readings can serve as a pulse for the Body of Christ, a regular infusion that gives us life as disciples. Make the readings an opportunity for reflection and faith sharing.
Help families navigate different stages, from baptism through high school (and beyond)!
Help parents grow in their own faith and coach them to share faith with their children. This is an essential part of evangelization that we often overlook as leaders (or assume will just automatically happen). This is how we can best accompany parents and families.
Walk with adults in age-appropriate ways, from young adulthood through senior adulthood.
Our spiritual needs and challenges differ through the different seasons of our lives. How can we best accompany adults at different steps in their discipleship journey?
Get in touch with us using the contact information below if you need advice or direction on how to become an accompanying parish.