A Concise Guide to Catholic Church Management by the Vincentian Center for Church and Society published by Ave Maria Press. After 15 years of working with pastors and ministry leaders the Vincentian Center, in collaboration with the Vincentian Research Fellows of the Peter Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, authored this 256 page guide. It is a practical response to the demands on Church leadership that have greatly expanded in the past decade.
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Greater knowledge and more efficient operations and oversight are required of Church leaders and managers in order to carry on the mission and ministries of parishes and church related non profit organizations. This guide provides an overview of basic theories and skills that support ministerial efforts including “servant leadership,” planning, service quality, management of employees and volunteers, legal issues, and financial controls and accountability.
Praise from the reviewers:
The Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University has produced a book that is refreshingly reader-friendly, rooted in Gospel principles, and eminently practical for any priest entrusted with parochial leadership.
Most Reverend William F. Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre.
Now—along with the Lectionary, the Roman Missal, and the Code of Canon Law—we have another valuable tool in the pastoral arsenal for responding to the evolving landscape of Catholic ministry.
Rev. Richard Vega, President, National Federation of Priests’ Councils
The most comprehensive guide available for both experienced and beginning Church leaders. This book provides the equivalent of a full continuing education program for those serving in leadership positions, whether ordained or lay.
Katarina Schuth, O.S. F., Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas.
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