BE MY WITNESS
BE MY WITNESS | PARISH RENEWAL AND EVANGELIZATION PROGRAM
A program of RENEW International, Be My Witness is a Christ-centered, Spirit-led approach to forming disciples for the New Evangelization. Created to engage and form priests, staff, parish leaders, and parishioners to create an ever-widening circle of commitment to Christ's mission.
AND THE SURVEY SAYS....!
The Parish Pastoral Council thanks each of you who took the time to answer our series of five surveys about St. James over the past few months. There were many patterns that emerged, thoughtful comments made, and places for both pride and growth.
Results are posted in the back of the church that give a snapshot of the health of the parish.
There is also a PDF that puts all the results together in one document that you may download HERE to read the results more closely.
We also have a quick overview of each survey that you can review.
Survey 1: Sunday Matters: The Most Evangelizing Day of the Week
Survey 2: Welcome Matters: Points of Hospitality
Survey 3: Belonging Matters: Building Parish Engagement
Survey 4: Witness Matters: Telling Your Faith Story
Survey 5: Mission Matters: Reaching Out to the Margins
And now comes the real challenge -- figuring out and implementing the changes that need to be made -- because data is only as helpful as what you DO with it!
CAN YOU HELP?
If so, we first ask for your prayers that the Holy Spirit would guide St. James to be the vibrant, missionary disciples-filled parish that Christ intends it to be.
Second, please consider joining our Renewal Teams formed around these survey results to take the results and apply them.
The next Renewal Team Meeting is November 4th at 6:30p in the Parish Center (17400 Northwood). All are welcome and encouraged to attend where the team will discuss the results and next steps to implement small, do-able actions and plan and discuss for large-scale changes.