National Catholic ministerial organizations worked throughout the first decade of the 21st century to collaborate in supporting excellence in pastoral ministry through the study of the emerging models of pastoral leadership in the Catholic Church, and applying these models to parish life. The life of the church depends upon sustained collaboration at all levels. The organizations which formed this project researched and reported on a wide variety of contemporary ministry strengths and challenges. Their work is summarized in the reports provided here and the publications which are available for purchase. Additional archival information will be added in the future.
A National Ministry Summit
Orlando, FL April 2008 (Keynote Addresses)
Major Findings of the Emerging Models Project Keynote Text (2008)
by Marti Jewel, April 21, 2008
The Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project: The Theological, Sacramental and Ecclesial Context
by the Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, April 21, 2008
Pastoral Leadership Moving into the Future
by Robert Schreitter, C.PP.S., April 23, 2008
Regional Symposium Reports
South Symposium Final Report (2006)
Additional archival material to be added in the future.