To become an apostolic parish, there are four effective models to choose from, each built on a distinct, necessary insight and method in the art of conversion: Radical hospitality and proclamation; The practice of spiritual multiplication; Organizational mission (re)focus; Highlighting divine signs and wonders in our midst
Every fruitful, joyful, evangelizing parish should embrace the insights and methods of at least three of the four models. The Four Ways Forward not only describes each model, giving examples of how it is being used in parishes today, but offers a practical blueprint toward crafting a response to the post-Christian world, including notes on spiritual roadblocks that can get in the way.
Giving birth is a gift from God, laden with signs that speak to women about their identity, their calling, and their destiny. Learning to read those signs during pregnancy and labor could transform the way women experience childbirth. These signs reveal God's powerful presence in new life.