Turning Hearts to Christ: Engaging People in a Lifetime of Faith

by Leisa Anslinger

This planning resource for parish leadership provides a framework for answering the questions:

Doe parish life really matter?  Do people really need community anymore?  Are taheare really “successful parishes” out there?

Her approach is based in reserach and solid planning methods.  It is rooted in Scripture, church teachings and theology.  Chapter titles include:  :rea: People, “real” Faith, Christ Calls, Chrsit Loves, Engang People in the Liturgy, Engaging Youth for a Lifetime of Faith.  Each chapter in section ends with questions to help you discover and dream a future for your parish life as well as the naming of key themes for pastoral practice and planning.

Section 2 offers some practical ways that parishes can be transformed without adding more programs.

SEction three identifies a step-by-step process for planning.

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