Divine Renovation points a way forward. We don’t have all the answers. But we believe we have many of the right questions. And we’ve experienced first-hand what it’s like to be a missional parish.
Divine Renovation was birthed out of a real experience of renewal. Fr. James Mallon along with the team at Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada transformed their parish into a vibrant community of missionary disciples. Pastors, priests and leaders from around the world are taken notice and here at the Church of the Resurrection, we plan to do the same. The Divine Renovation ministry with its events, books, coaching, and resources is a response to the incredible hunger for renewal. The through this ministry we desire to inspire and equip every parishioner to move our parish forward in carrying out the mission of our parish. to mission.
Fr Bruce Botha SJ, Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation, Archdiocese of Johannesburg writes;
‘Have we as a Church forgotten the purpose for our existence? Instead of being missionary disciples we have become the keepers of beautiful museums, forming pastoral methodologies to feed those who have no hunger. The experience of Fr James Mallon, as recorded in his book “Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission”, is an inspiring story of a parish that is busy rediscovering its purpose. I encourage everyone involved in pastoral leadership to read it, think about it, pray about it and then live it.’
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