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Blog Resources

Access the resources below by clicking the download buttons. Each resources is a PDF file containing information referenced in PVP blogs and elsewhere on the site. 

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Discernment Resources

Looking for more in-depth understanding and formation about discernment in common? Check out these lengthier resources

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8 Features of Effective Listening

So, how are your listening skills? Take a personal inventory of your listening skills with these 8 points on effective listening!

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7 Ways to Make it Easier to Join Up/Join In

A short resource on how to make it easier for people to join up and join in your parish.

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Stop Lamenting and Start Connecting

31 suggestions to reach across to those not coming to your parish.

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You're Not Listening

This is an excerpt from You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy, published by Celadon Books. The full book is available for sale in the U.S. in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook.

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5 Ways to Shepherd your People

Discover 5 ways to change your staff/leader behaviors so that you can be more of a Shepherd to your flock.

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Parish Trust Assessment

Wondering how trustworthy/trusting your parish is? Take the assessment and discover!

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Learn more about trustworthiness/trust and how to build it. Resources include books, articles, and videos.

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A Primer on Culture

What is culture?​
What does culture “do?”
​Culture is more influential on behavior than any kind of strategy, no matter how well thought out.

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Leading Change

Access this document for resources focused on leading change within your parish! Resources range from ebooks, articles, videos, and more.

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Learn the importance of listening and how to improve this often overlooked communication skill. Resources include books, articles, and videos.

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10 Characteristics of a Synodal Parish/Diocese

Dare to Dream with God…guided by Pope Francis’ call to the synodal way: actively imagine a future filled with participation, communion and mission! Dare to embrace the #synodjourney.

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