Bridge Building Starts with Relationships
Building the vitality of an Area Catholic Community requires teams of leaders who together have oversight for liturgical, catechetical, community care, and justice ministries. Our parishes are collaborators, bridge builders that ensure the mission of the Church. Building relational bridges within an Area Catholic Community is much like building physical ones - it requires innovation, investment, and an eye toward structures that will stand the test of time. We listen to the needs of ACCs and empower people to test their 'Big Ideas'.
There are four qualities essential to this relational building:
Building Bridges for Thriving Communities
Bridge Builders for a Thriving Mission inspires communities with concrete support to help their ministries thrive. Apply for a Big Idea grant or submit an inquiry below to explore other possibilities.
Pastoral Visits with Bishop Neary
Area Catholic Communities are preparing for pastoral visits with Bishop Neary. This will be an opportunity for each of the 29 ACCs to tell their story - stories embodied with hope and challenges.
Meet some bridge builders and how they see their own communities thrive . . .
LISTEN – Work with your people to identify the core challenge you are facing as a leader or a community
SCHEDULE - Meet with Bridge Builders for a Thriving Mission to explore possibilities
THRIVE - Practice thriving in ministry with guidance and support