Engaging the Middle Pe Pew

What are we talking about?
 Review  The Social Parish  The Ministry – Starting Point  Engaging Volunteers  Keeping Volunteers


10 Steps to Renew the Vision h
1. Seek approval from Parish Leadership to begin a pp p g focusing process for Social Ministry at your Parish. f f l h 2. Convene a team of Parish members 3. Review and discuss foundational social ministry materials to create a common understanding of the materials to create a common understanding of the purpose of parish social ministry among the group. 4. Assess the social ministry needs, wants and capacity of your parish. 5. Write (or review) the mission and vision statements for 5 W it ( i ) th i i d i i t t t f social ministry at your parish.


10 Steps to Renew the Vision 10 St t R th Vi i
6. Write a set of manageable goals and specific tasks 7. Seek approval from the Parish Leadership 8. 8 Assign responsibilities and create a system of accountability 9. Track your progress and publicize your success 10. Analyze and l 10 A l d learn f from your results lt

Review - Charity is everything…
Direct Path Of Charity Institutional Path Of Charity


Every Christian is called to practice this Charity, in a manner corresponding to his vocation and according to the degree of influence he wields in [society]. -CIV #13

Review - Charity’s Response
Direct Service Community Organizing



Global Solidarity

Legislative Advocacy


Review - Step 4 – Needs, Wants, Capacity

Needs d Capacity Wants

Review - Step 5: Set the Mission
 Based on intersection of social ministry

needs, wants and capacity, write (or review) your mission and vision statements for social ministry at your parish. parish

 A mission statement briefly states:  who we are  what we do  what we stand for  why we do it

Review - Step 5 Con’t - Renew the Vision
 A vision statement describes a compelling image of p g g

what the parish social ministry can become. A vision statement:
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touches on values and hopes. h l dh communicates what we want to be is real attainable and believable is able to be translated into actions can be implemented over time.

Review - Step 6: Goals and Tasks
-Goals have corresponding list of p g multiple action steps which state: -What -Who h -When - How much -Goals should be targeted on an annual basis. Goals


Step 7: Seek approval from Parish Leadership.

Not N requesting i i input, but approval f b l from the Parish leadership.


Review - Step 8: Creation and implementation of leadership structure

Who ill b Wh will be responsible f overseeing i l ibl for i implementation i and carrying out specific tasks?


Review - Step 8: Creation and implementation of leadership structure

- Parish Social Ministry Leaders    

1. Plan Implement, 1 Plan, Implement Assess 2. Open Lines of Communication 3. 3 Bring People Together 4. Develop New Leadership 5. 5 Deal with Crisis Situations


Review - Step 9: Track and publicize your success. success
While t Whil not everything th t counts can b counted, thi that t be t d and not everything that can be counted counts, it’s important to keep track of what you’re doing and you re let everyone know about it. Format your information in an accessible way and make it available to the members of your community and publically celebrate your success. i d bli ll l b


Review - Step 10: Analyze and learn from your results!

Questions to ask yourself yourself.
1.What did we learn this year ? 2. Did we succeed in implementing our plan? Why or Why not? h h 3. Did we collect relevant information? 4 4. Does our data tell us anything? y g 5. Did we overextend ourselves? 6. What do we do well? 7. 7 What do we need to do better? 8. Did we move closer to achieving the vision that we developed for our Social Ministry?

The Parish
What does a Parish alive with the Church’s social mission look like?
 Grounded  Transformational  Effective  Engaged

The Parish
Right Relationship If any of your kinsman in any community is in need in the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you, harden not your heart nor close your hand to him in his need. Instead, you shall open your hand to him and freely lend him enough to y g ,g f y meet his need… When you give to him, give freely and not with ill‐will… The needy will never be lacking in the land; that is why I command you to open your hand to your poor and needy kinsman in the land. Deuteronomy 15:7‐8,10‐11


The Parish
The Prophets h h

The God of Israel is a God of justice who protects and defends the poor. The test of Israel s faithfulness is the treatment of the The test of Israel’s faithfulness is the treatment of the needy: the widow, the orphan, the stranger in your midst.

The Parish
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me b h h i t d to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, y f g to let the oppressed go free and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Isaiah 61:1‐2 Luke 4:18 19 Luke 4:18‐19

The Parish
Luke 10:

Parable of the Good Samaritan P bl f th G d S it
Dt 6:5 You shall the love the Lord, your God… Lev 19:18 You shall love your neighbor…

The Parish
Matthew 25:
The Last Judgment Whatsoever you did for one of these least ones, you did for me.

The Parish John 13:
The Washing of the Feet
I have given you a model to follow, that so that as I have I have given you a model to follow that so that as I have done, y you should also do.

The Parish

The central message is simple: our faith is profoundly social. We cannot be called truly “Catholic” unless we hear and heed the Church's call to serve those in need and work for justice and peace.

Communities of Salt and Light, U.S. Bishops, 1993

The Parish

Deus caritas est Deus caritas est
The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her threefold responsibility: threefold responsibility: proclaiming the Word of God • celebrating the sacraments l b i h • exercising the service of charity

The Church cannot neglect the service of charity any more than The Church cannot neglect the service of charity any more than she can neglect the Sacraments and the Word.

The Parish

Our Mission: to transform the world by the values the values of the Reign of God Rooted in Word and Sacrament Expression of God s love, transforming Expression of God’s love, transforming the lives of the servant and served

The Parish

Improving the life and dignity of all people, especially people especially the poor and vulnerable Relationship of Charity to Justice l h f h Dignity of the human person, Common Dignity of the human person, Common good, solidarity, subsidiary, p preferential option for the poor p p

The Parish

The work of the entire community Action and Reflection A i d R fl i No compartmentalizing of No compartmentalizing of people’s lives

The Ministry

Starting Point Starting Point
Social ministries often originate because of an idea, need, or a conviction Starts with one person or a very small group

The Ministry Defining the Ministry
Understand why you’re working to meet this need? What need are you trying to meet? How are you going to meet this need ? How are you going to meet this need ?

The Ministry

Just do it!

Recruiting Volunteers
We are inviting PEOPLE to:
Engage in the “ mission, vision, and values values” of service to the needs of others; to make a difference
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Give of their Time Talent & Treasure Time, Be in Right Relationships Engage in noble acts of loving kindness with no expectation of reward

Recruiting Volunteers
We are inviting PEOPLE to:
 Discern God’s Call & One’s Gifts  To Be the Church In Action  To Become Fully Human as God intended  Engaging People in ministry service ought to help us to

grow in our Faith relationship with God.

Recruiting Volunteers
Marketing the Ministry

Present the ministry as desirable full of energy desirable, and hope. the opportunity to transform lives.

2. Share the vision & mission of the ministry and


Have a “job description” -Identify roles and clearly defined tasks.

Engaging Volunteers

Invitation Conversion Empowerment

Engaging Volunteers

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Intentional Personal Consistent C i t t

Engaging Volunteers


Provide opportunities for conversion i
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Religious Education Book Club B k Cl b JustFaith CST

Keeping Volunteers

●Make it easy for Volunteers to be

involved i l d ●Provide resources for your volunteers ●Simply ask what they need …
●And most importantly….CELEBRATE! p y oSpend time together not in a social

ministry capacity

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