A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning

A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning

Author: William Pickett, Ph.D.

Price: $18.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 256

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-135-0

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: October 31, 2007

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Dr. William Pickett brings over forty years of experience in administration and planning to A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning, an essential guide for those charged with pastoral planning in the Catholic Church. Pickett gives clear direction and a range of options for addressing the multiple issues encountered in planning at three distinct levels of local church life: parish, deanery, and diocese. This book offers a wealth of information on creating effective and theologically, doctrinally, and pastorally sound planning models.


"Gem of a book."

"This gem of a book is a must read for all involved in pastoral planning at the parish, regional, or diocesan level. It is rooted in sound theology, tracks proven planning strategies, and most especially, shares practical pastoral experience. Kudos to Dr. Pickett for the vision, insights and wisdom contained in this marvelous guide."

Most Reverend Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of Albany

"Outstanding guide."

"Bill Pickett expertly balances mission and action in this outstanding guide to pastoral planning. Packed with excellent 'how-to’s,' his method provides the foundation and tools necessary for success in this vital church ministry."

Maria Rodgers O'Rourk, Executive Director
Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development (2000–2005)

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