Everyone, not just the Missionaries of Charity, can do something beautiful for God. . . . This is the future—this is God’s wish for us—to serve through love in action.
—Blessed Mother Teresa
In chapter 11 of Rebuilt, Fr. Michael and Tom give practical advice on how to take “lay ecclesial ministry” to a whole new level in a parish. They describe the transformation that the members of their community experienced as they shifted from unsatisfied consumers to motivated ministers.
Their goal was simply to make every member a minister. “Ministry is supposed to be a team sport” (Rebuilt, 191).
How Do You Get People to Serve?
Building Ministry Teams: Every Member a Minister
In this video, Brian Cook talks about attracting and maintaining ministry teams: