To equip and ensure that our parishes meet the challenges of the New Evangelisation, many of them are embarking on a process of parish renewal. This process of renewal is unique to each parish. However, many of the attributes that need to be developed are common, for example, the development of a parish vision and the establishment of a leadership group to support the priest. To work their way through this process of change, some of our parishes have implemented the Divine Renovation process and others use a similar process.
Divine Renovation has a simple goal: to inspire and equip parishes to be missionary and through them bring people to Jesus. It aims to accomplish this through events, resources and hands-on coaching.
Divine Renovation exists to inspire, connect, and equip priests and their parishes to go from maintenance to mission; for every Catholic parish to be a place where people can come and have their lives transformed by entering into a relationship with Jesus.
Divine Renovation’s vision for the UK is to inspire, connect and create community among a network of parishes intentionally pursuing mission, through the best of leadership principles, in the power of the Holy Spirit and that’s our vision too!
In the 4 years since parishes have started implementing Divine Renovation principles, we are seeing parishes bearing fruit as lives are transformed. Divine Renovation is currently connected with around 500 UK parishes – from parish leadership teams receiving one-to-one coaching, to cohorts of priests experiencing Kickstart; and from parishes in group coaching, to those curious to learn more.
If you would like to visit one of our parishes that are involved with Divine Renovation, please follow this link.