The secret to ministry success is less about doing more things and more about doing the right things.  These are the essentials of ministry.  

Ministry Essentials is divided into two courses - Ministry Essentials I and Ministry Essentials II.  Ministry Essentials II is a course that explores the essentials for greater competence and confidence both in ministry and in personal life.  This course offers parish leaders the essential principles, processes and practices for doing the right things including time management, empowering volunteers, team building, leading public prayer, facilitating strategic change, effective communication, forging unity through diversity, collaborative decisions, planning for impact, servant leadership, game-changing strategies for evangelization, feeding the spiritual hungers of young adults, encouraging holiness in youth and engaging Catholic families.

The course is sponsored through Christ the King Seminary and it is being taught by the heads of diocesan departments in the Division of Evangelization and Catechesis - Mary Beth Coates, Kathy Goller and Dennis Mahaney.  It will be offered at two location/day/times this semester:

St. Leo the Great Parish, Amherst, on Mondays from 6:30-8:30

Catholic Center, Buffalo, on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00

Please review the information for each location and take a step toward greater competence, confidence in the New Year.  Gain the kind of soaring satisfaction expressed by others who have participated in the past.  The cost: $35 with a $7 materials fee, but no one is excluded for financial reasons.  We strive to be your supporters in ministry, and in life!  

For more information or to schedule this course in your area: contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393 for more information.