Mark Gray, senior research associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University, and Neil Parent, project director for Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership, for a presentation on the results of a nationally representative survey of parish leaders. This presentation is designed to provide a current view of the state of US parishes from those providing ministry and service in them. It also provides insight on where parish leaders are coming from with an eye toward the next generation. Special topics of focus include comparison of the views of parish leaders and parishioners in traditional parishes to those in parishes that are using multiple parish ministry, those with their pastoral care entrusted to a deacon or lay person under Canon 517.2, and those that have been involved mergers and closures. They also discuss multiculturalism in the parish.

This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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