This week's highlighted resource is a workshop series offered by the Diocesen Department of Faith Formation called LEAD. LEAD stands for Leadership for Evangelization and Discipleship.
Each year the program offers three diocesan-wide events and several regional workshops geared to train and support parish ministers in their various apostolates to accomplish the diocesan priorities and goals. The LEAD events help parish ministers to develop their personal and professional skills as well as offer opportunities for prayer and networking with fellow ministers from across the diocese. There is a great opportunity to learn from each other and for collaboration.
Parishes can sign up for LEAD for an annual fee of $100 for which they can send one person from their designated leadership team, the most of the LEAD events are open to anyone working/volunteering in parish ministry for a nominal fee.
This year's (2019-2020) events include workshops built around the theme of "Holiness is possible by collaborating with God to create one holy moment at a time." The first of the three diocesan workshops is this weekend, but the other two events are:
March 9-10: The Catechumen's Journey: The Initiation Process in Lake Plaza
June 17-18: Recognizing the Challenge: Accepting the Mandate to Create Vibrant Parishes in Alex Bay.
In addition there will be three Easter Regional Events and three Western Regional Events.