Pathway: Quick Start Guide for Pastors

LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE PASTORAL PLANNING PATHWAY AT ONE TIME MAY CAUSE ANXIETY!

IF YOU CAN DO THESE FIVE THINGS BY SEPT 1, 2022, YOU'LL BE IN GOOD SHAPE!

Log in to the Pastoral Planning Pathway and designate one staff member to help other staff gain access. Begin to explore.

Determine which staff members should have access and provide that list online or have your staff designee submit. (You’ll need accurate email addresses for each.)

Meet your Beacons liaison and talk together about how to best get started down the Pathway. Look at the six milestones for Phase 1 and think about how these might best be achieved in the next 6-12 months.

Form a Pathway Team to get pastoral planning started and help steer Phase 1, until a Family Leadership Team and Family Pastoral Council are firmly in place.

Pray regularly with your staff, your pastoral council(s), fellow clergy, and parishioners for the success of Beacons of Light in your Family of Parishes.

SAMPLE TIMELINE FOR PHASE 1

While each Family will progress down the Pastoral Planning Pathway at their own pace, this is a recommended timeline for the completion of the Milestones in Phase 1. Each pastor and his liaison should work with their Pathway Team and other Family leaders to craft a timeline appropriate for that Family, using this as a template.

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