A Pastor's Toolbox now available from Liturgical Press
A rich resource for Catholic priests, chapters are based on presentations from the Leadership Roundtable's Toolbox for Pastoral Management program for new Catholic pastors.
This splendid work-edited by a savvy priest known for his sensitive work with brother priests-is as timely and as helpful as can be.
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
A Pastor's Toolbox helps pastors-both veteran and neophyte-make good use of the technology and administrative resources that are available while helping them maintain their primary focus on the spiritual care of the people entrusted to them. It is an invaluable resource for priests everywhere.
Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta
A Pastor's Toolbox provides valuable information, insights, and practical tools that pastors need in order to begin handling the complexities of parish management in the twenty-first century. It candidly addresses:
Each chapter is written by experts, both clergy and lay, with years of experience and leadership in their respective fields. READ MORE HERE.
- hiring, evaluating, coaching, and inspiring members of your parish team
- budgeting and financial analysis
- working seamlessly with laity
- managing skills essential to fundraising
- protecting a parish's assets
- best practices to operate a parish effectively
As most Catholics know, our new pastors are getting younger and younger. Solid preparation for pastoring is getting more critical every day. One of the most pressing needs is the need for good material on the art and skill of pastoring. For too long we have survived by adapting Protestant material. I welcome this excellent resource, A Pastor's Toolbox: Management Skills for Parish Leadership. I will recommend it to our program participants and we hope to use it in our new pastor programs.
Rev. J. Ronald Knott, Director, St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
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