A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside In

A New Way to Be Church

By Jack Jezreel. Building on the legacy of the Church’s historical witness, the inspiration of Pope Fran­cis, and his own experiences as parish minister, Catholic Worker member, and founder of Just­Faith Ministries, presents a unique vision for renewing parish life.

Promoting an outward, mission-oriented iden­tity that connects evangelization, faith-forma­tion, service, spirituality, and social justice, makes the case that “Vatican II” ministry is done by everyone, everywhere— not exclusively by clergy and not primarily on parish property. Tied to Pope Francis’s vision of a community of missionary disciples and the call of “encounter,” concludes with a practi­cal guide for implementing these principles in one’s own parish. Read more.