In Support of Pastoral Excellence
INSPIRE fosters the Lilly Endowment Inc. ideal that “The quality of pastoral leadership is key to vital congregational life.” Since 2004, the project has placed skilled consultants in over 50 parishes to work with pastoral leadership teams as they built collaborative expressions of mission-focused ministry.
To share our work widely, the INSPIRE team recently developed a set of five pastoral team learning modules. They are available to all parishes. A sliding fee structure will ensure parish staff “Pastoral Leadership Teams” across the country access to tested, research-based, pastoral team development.
|Breaking Silos, Building Bridges||Identifying organizational silos that limit effectiveness (4.5 Hours)|
|Deepening One’s Spiritual Health||Reflecting on one’s own and the group’s spirituality and its influence on ministry (1 day)|
|Discovering a Parish’s Vision, Values and Mission||Identifying a parish’s gifts and challenges, and exploring what God is calling the parish to be (2 half-day sessions or 2 months)|
|Transitions||Support and guidance for parishes experiencing a pastor transition (2 hours)|
|When Task and Ministry Collide||Exploring recent research on task orientation versus building community within parish staffs (4 hours)|
To learn more or to inquire about other services, please call our office at 312-534-2611.