Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter

Michael J. White and Tom Corcoran
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
£14.99

Product Details
FormatPaperback
AudiencePastoral Care, Ministry, Counselling
Pages320
ISBN9781594713866

Description

Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life.

Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Features

  • Based on the authors’ successful model, weekly Mass attendance has nearly tripled during their tenure, with attendant increases in giving and service
  • Written by experienced parish leaders for parish leaders in any stage
  • Practical, no-cost, easy-to-try suggestions for all parishes: rich/poor, large/small, urban/rural
  • Brutally honest portrait of consumer culture in Catholic parishes

Author

Michael J. White is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and serves as pastor at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland. During his tenure, the church has more than tripled in attendance and its commitment to the Church's mission has grown, evidenced by the significant increase of giving and service in ministry. He resides in Timonium, Maryland.