This week's resource is a series of FREE Professional Development webinars for parish ministers from Ave Maria Press. Many of you will be familiar with their publications and probably have more than one of their books on your bookshelf. On their website (https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish/) , you can sign up for free upcoming webinars by authors of books Ave Maria publishes Upcoming webinars include:
Humble Leaders, Lasting Impact with Joel Stepanek, author of Chasing Humility
Pro-Life and Pro-Woman: How to Empower a Culture of Faithful Feminism with the author of Girl Arise, Claire Swinarski
Does Your Parish Need a Fresh Approach to Marriage Preparation? Presented by Dcn. Stephen Bowling, who is the director of Family Ministries for the Archdiocese of Louisville.
The 5 Habits of Prayerful People: Fresh Strategies for an Overscheduled Life by the Michael St. Pierre who has written a book on the same title.
Of course, not every webinar will appeal to every person, but in addition to the upcoming webinars that you can watch live and interact with via text, there is also a page with over 50 past webinar recordings, free for your viewing at your convenience. The archive of past webinars is available here: https://www.avemariapress.com/webinar-videos/ covering topics from Youth Ministry, Parish Leadership, Small Groups, Prayer, Scripture, Evangelization, Midlife Ministry, Faith Formation, Ministry to people with special needs, Catholic Social Teaching … every topic they have covered over the past 8 years.
Even though these are video webinars, many of them are simply people talking, so that you don't really need to watch which allows you to listen to them while doing other things. I often play one on the my phone, while I am crocheting or simply doing some house cleaning.