Financial Planning and Pastoral Planning

Dr. Larry Boone, Professor in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, discuss the role of the Parish Finance Council and financial planning in the wider pastoral planning effort of the parish.  How does the Finance Council relate to the Parish Pastoral Council?  What is the relationship between the parish’s pastoral plan and the parish budget?

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Financial Planning and Parish Planning

Parish Consultation: What is it good for?

Dr. Mark Fischer, Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California discusses consultation in the parish setting.  How can a pastor effectively use consultation?  When and why should a pastor consult?  How does consultation work in financial planning?  In pastoral planning?  Dr. Fischer has spent his career in supporting consultative processes in parish life.  This video provides an example of an effective consultation process.