You are not alone.
The Divine Renovation Network is designed to accompany you as a pastor as you move your parish from maintenance to mission.
The Divine Renovation Network is intensive. It's hard. And it works.
The Divine Renovation Network is for a Pastor and his team.
When you join the Divine Renovation Network you will be connected with a Divine Renovation coach. This coach will journey with you and your parish. We require a minimum commitment of 1 year, though we expect and hope that your commitment will be multi-year. Your Divine Renovation coach will be there to help you wherever you are in your transformation. It's never too early to start. Your coach will help you:
- Establish and communicate a vision for your parish
- Build a balanced leadership team
- Launch or improve your evangelization program like Alpha
- Create a healthy and thriving volunteer or staff culture
- Launch Connect Groups
- Discover ways to increase giving and commitment of parishioners
- and so much more...
When you start, you will meet with your coach intensively for the first couple of months (nearly every week) as you get to know each other. After the first few months coaching relationships move to bi-weekly meetings, often one with the Pastor + Coach and the other with the Pastor, Senior Leadership Team + Coach.
Your Divine Renovation Coach will work with you and your team via video conferencing technology. We use very simple systems, and pastors all around the world have found it very easy to connect and use, so technology is not a barrier as long as you have a half-decent internet connection.
In addition to working with your coach, Pastors get placed in a cohort with Fr. James Mallon, for monthly video meetings with fellow priests on the same journey.
What makes us unique?
The Divine Renovation Coaches are all in a parish that has actually implemented Divine Renovation principles and seen the fruit of change. We value "lived experience" not just good theory. This approach allows our coaches speak with knowledge, wisdom, and experience.
- The Divine Renovation Network isn't a course or a program. The Divine Renovation team doesn't show up, drop a bunch of theory and leave. Instead Divine Renovation Ministry comes alongside you and your parish and journeys with you. We deal with whatever challenges your parish, your volunteers, and your teams present. We accompany you so that we can celebrate the fruits of change alongside you.
- We combine solid leadership principles, a focus on being missional, and the central role of the Holy Spirit.
Divine Renovation Network is subsidized by generous donors. Parishes currently pay a reduced annual membership fee of $10,000. For some parishes in our network this fee is quite small, for others it represents a significant investment. To date we have never had a parish unable to join for financial reasons as God has opened all the doors required.