The Office for Missionary Planning and Leadership supports parish leadership in their singular mission of making disciples (Matthew 28:16-20). We serve parishes in living out this mission through leadership training, transition and organizational health coaching, strategic missionary planning, data collection and analysis, the Building Committee proxy process, and norms and manuals for Pastoral Councils, Finance Councils, Trustees, and Parish Committees.
The office trains parish leaders on making and sending disciples to fulfill Jesus' missionary mandate.
The office provides parish leaders with the process and tools so they can lead their parish in a "data informed - mission driven" fashion. For example, check out the latest ExecutiveInsite report on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee This report will be updated annually.
MissionInsite empowers Archdiocesan offices, deaneries, parishes and schools with demographic tools to bridge the gap from data to decision. It takes data from various sources, including inside and outside the parish.
The office provides coaching on leadership, team-building, effective meetings, strategic thinking, mergers, and multi-parish collaboration.
Training, formation and resources are provided for those who serve in parish leadership. Information for councils, commissions, trustees, and Church Security and Crisis Planning guidelines can be found here.
Comprised of representatives from throughout the ten counties of the archdiocese, the APC meets regularly with the Archbishop to consult on matters related to pastoral activity and the mission of the church.