Our parish leadership scoffs at being accused of attempting to transform our Catholic faith. Cleansing Fire shares information on an upcoming webinar from the DOR's former Pastoral Planning Director ('97 - '06), Bill Pickett. Land o' Goshen there's a lot to gnaw on in the post and comments! There's a link to Pickett's blog, too. In a post titled Transformation Church Pickett says, "It has long been known that you plant a new church by focusing on three aspects: music, preaching, and hospitality."
Sound familiar? But, but, what do you do when you already have a vibrant faith community and churches and all that stuff? Well, if you want to plant a 'new' church, you do what's being done...you cluster, close, and raze the 'old' ones.