November 7th, 2018 | 45 mins 25 secs
cfr, ministry, music ministry, poco a poco
Today we are joined by Brother Isaiah, a Franciscan friar who lives in the Bronx. He shares how little by little, he came to love God, discover his calling towards religious life, and use his musical gifts to serve the Lord. He also shares three pieces of wisdom that will deepen your prayer life and elevate your ministry.
October 3rd, 2018 | 4 mins 28 secs
allen, audition, awkward moments, embrace your humanity, flaws, human beings, humanity, ministry, public speaking
Allen has suffered through a lot of embarrassment in his life. So he stopped trying to avoid it, and started trying to embrace it.
September 26th, 2018 | 1 min 56 secs
busy schedule, charles de foucauld, ministry
Let go of your to-do list for at least thirty minutes a day and make prayer your top priority.
September 19th, 2018 | 1 min 10 secs
allen, change, kind of leader, leadership
When Kanye West was interviewed in 2013 by the New York Times, he told the reporter, “I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.” Allen says this is the worst mantra for anybody working in the Church.
September 7th, 2018 | 1 min 56 secs
In an age of social media, is real community still important?
August 29th, 2018 | 3 mins 26 secs
ministry, parish, staff changes
If you work in ministry, you are familiar with staff changes. From parishioners to volunteers to coworkers and the clergy, people often come and go in the parish. How should we react to these staff changes?
August 22nd, 2018 | 4 mins 5 secs
baptism, beauty, story
Allen shares the story of one woman’s immense desire for her child to be Baptized, and how her faith was a powerful witness to beauty. What can we personally offer as a witness to beauty?
August 15th, 2018 | 2 mins 55 secs
daily grind, stress, tired
Are you tired of being tired? Are you stressed and consumed with the daily grind? Are you considering giving up your ministry? You may be experiencing burnout. This week we cover three ways to avoid burnout and what to do when you encounter it.
August 8th, 2018 | 5 mins 54 secs
daily mass, eucharist, inspiring, mission trip, witness
Allen shares a powerful story involving dynamite, flying rocks, wheelchairs, and one woman’s inspiring witness to the Eucharist.
August 1st, 2018 | 1 min 18 secs
keep up, ministry, routine
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the same routine year after year, but the demands of ministry can change quickly and often. What can we do to keep up?
July 25th, 2018 | 2 mins 23 secs
complaining, grumbling, ministry, parish, st. john of the cross
At what point does necessary venting become useless complaining, and what can we do to stop ourselves? St. John of the Cross has some strong advice.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 min 50 secs
Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “If only our parish programming was like St. So and So’s down the street?” Keeping up with the Jones’ can lead to envy and bitterness. How can we learn from other parishes while still keeping our eyes on God?
July 13th, 2018 | 2 mins 31 secs
Do you ever find yourself torn between working on schedules, calendars, programming and spending time with your parishioners? The summertime is a special opportunity. Unlike other times during the year when there is more structured programming to run and curriculums to plan, the summer offers time for a different type of ministry. Some would argue that it’s the most important part of ministry—the ministry of accompaniment.
July 4th, 2018 | 1 min 34 secs
Happy 4th of July & An Important Announcement! by…
June 27th, 2018 | 37 mins 23 secs
One parish in Louisiana transformed their confirm…
June 20th, 2018 | 43 mins 3 secs
Whether we like it or not, people leave parishes …