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By Dick Kunnert Yeshua Fellow I have a friend who prepares a survival kit for college students she knows. It contains laundry supplies and household cleaners -- things people need to stay clean and healthy. It got me thinking about another kind of survival kit. How about a Spiritual Survival Kit for Catholic Christian students? Uprooted, maybe hostile The issue is that the students are being uprooted from their moorings and going into environments that are often unfriendly for those who want to keep their faith. Look at the statistics: Pew Research reports 5% of college students go to church. Another stud...

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Anyone who has ever participated in a Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter is invited to a free Facilitator training program Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 South Bell School Rd., in Rockford, IL,  (just west of the I-90 E. State Street exit). The program is free and a continental breakfast will be provided by the Yeshua Institute. The training will certify participants as Facilitators of the Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter, which means they will be able to lead the Encounter experience and share its insights with other Catho...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute Father William J. Byron’s new book, Parish Leadership: Principles and Perspectives, is a marvelous little book for pastors, lay parish staff and volunteer leaders alike. As I read it, I frequently found myself imagining what it would be like for parish leadership teams to read it and discuss it together over a period of some weeks. It would be a great way for a pastor to get everyone on his parish team on the same page, if you’ll pardon the pun. At just 159 pages, this book is very different from some recent classics in parish leadership like Rebuilt ...

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Staying on track as a Jesus-like Leader

Posted on September 05, 2017 in: Articles

By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute A central concern of Yeshua Institute leaders – as well as of participants in our Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus S3 Encounters  -- is how do we all sustain our enthusiasm and commitment to being and growing as Jesus-like Leaders. As the typical Encounter winds down, participants are excited about what they have learned about becoming Jesus-like S3 Leaders. They tell us in person and they tell us in their evaluations, where many express their firm commitments both to learn more and to practice what they’ve learned with a newfound passion. ...

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In this issue of The Catholic Leader we had planned to share with you a story about a very successful Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus (CVLLJ) service/leadership camp for high school students sponsored this summer by Catholic Charities in Houston. Actually, is the second year that Catholic Charities has sponsored the camp, which was the brainchild of Matt Johns, a member of the CCH team and a CVLLJ Facilitator. In mid-August Matt reached out to tell us that at this year’s camp “the kids had a great time, and we were able to try a few different things this year to learn more about what works.” ...

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