Start here to get an overview of Revive Parishes
if you haven't watched our 30-minute webinar overview of Revive Parishes for pastors, start here! We cover lots of important topics including:
Table of Contents
This page is designed to give you everything you need to use Revive to successfully train your parish leaders online.
Looking to find the right information quickly? Click the links to the right to jump to various sections of this page.
The 10 Minute Launch Plan
Revive Parishes is online training for your parish leaders, but how do you get started? Who should be trained? How should they get access? This ten-minute guide will give you everything you need to know to get started.
This plan incorporates best practices, feedback we have received, and the most common success stories we've heard from leaders using Revive Parishes over the last 12 months.
Key Steps to the Plan
We have provided a selection of common problems and themes with recommendations and audiences below:
We want to minister more effectively to young people within our parish boundaries.
Recommended Audience: Direct evangelization/formation staff like Youth Minister and DRE plus their volunteers. Also excellent for clergy.
We need to raise money to increase our mission at the parish.
Recommended Audience: Pastor, Director of Stewardship/Development, finance council members, capital campaign committee members
There are more courses available on Revive than those listed above! These are just some of the most popular. View all courses here and feel free to ask in the chat below for specific recommendations for which course for your leaders.
How to Roll Out the Courses
Invite one leader to take a course and learn from the presenter. An example of this is to ask the youth minister to take the courses listed above to learn more about ministering to young people. Ask the leader to complete it in a certain amount of time (one month, for example) and then meet with them to hear more about what they have learned. This method is great for new hires, new council members, or new volunteer onboards.
The Entire Staff
Invite all of your staff members to take one course over a set period of time. Schedule 2-3 short meetings to have a round-table discussion (using the provided guide in each course) to process and talk through what they have learned. This method is very powerful for staff unity and getting everyone on the same page.
Small Group of Leaders
Invite a group of leaders to take a Revive course together. For example, ask the youth minister and his/her volunteer leaders to take the courses listed above and then talk about/process what they have learned using the provide questions for discussion. This can be done via Zoom or in person. This method is a great way to connect a staff member and their volunteers around a specific topic.
The Self Serve Model
Send out an email or Flocknote message to all staff and volunteer leaders and invite them to join Revive and explore for themselves, choosing whatever courses they are interested in and learning online. This is the easiest method to roll out but often is the least effective because it does not create unity.
Full List of Revive Courses
with Chris Stefanick
with Julianne Stanz
Parish Leadership Teams
with Pat Lencioni
Advancing the Mission of the Church
Cande de Leon
Millennials and Generation Z
with Katie Prejean McGrady
Effective Parish Communications
with Dan Rogers
with Fr. Mike Schmitz
with Tracy Early Welliver
Loving and Serving the Poor
with Fr. Mark Mary Ames, CFR
with Cande de Leon
with Tim Glemkowski
Youth Ministry 101
Effective Women's Ministry in the Parish
Ministry in Culturally Diverse Parishes
And more courses coming soon!
You've selected a course or group of leaders to train, now how do you get the word out? Use the tips and strategies below to get your team using Revive!
Invite your leaders to register for Revive Parishes by simply sharing reviveparishes.com or reviveparishes.com/free - it's that simple!
Want to direct your leaders to sign up or take a certain course? You can send them a direct link to that course via email, Flocknote, or other means. The links to each course are listed on the bottom of this page.
Online learning and the idea of courses can be hard to understand. Invite your leaders, staff, or team to watch a short video explaining Revive Parishes. Click here to view the video and share it via email or social media.
Sample Email to Staff or Leaders
"I am excited to share a new formation opportunity designed to help you learn and grow in ministry called Revive Parishes. Revive is an online academy of video courses from top experts in the Church with courses created specifically for parish staff and volunteers. Each course is designed to help you learn new skills, strategies, and to encourage you in your work for our parish. Visit reviveparishes.com to sign up and be sure to (start with/take) the following course first: _______."
Direct Links to Revive Courses
Short links to easily share a Revive course
Contact the Revive Team
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Get in touch with our team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the chat button to the right of this message!