IOCF Workshop on Pastoral Management

Pastoral Formation

Date & Time:

Sunday, September 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunda,y September 30 - Thursday, October 4, 2018



REGISTER NOW! Contact Deacon Gannon regarding registration and costs
or (651) 210 9651

The IOCF Pastor Workshop was developed in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas’ Department of Catholic Studies and Opus College of Business and in collaboration with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. The IOCF offers a four-day intensive workshop on pastoral management. The workshop will train and form priests in parish leadership, management and administration.

At the workshop, you will:
  • Learn how to spend more time as a pastor rather than a manager
  • Understand how to best spend your time as a pastor
  • Connect the activities of the parish to a central vision for the parish
  • Gain practical skills in managing staff and parishioners
  • Learn how to manage money for the mission of the parish

Topics (to be discussed, but are not limited to)
  • Mission-based management
  • Understanding balance sheets
  • Financial and metrics-based planning
  • Leadership development
  • Developing a parish vision
  • Human resources for pastors
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Risk management
  • Stewardship and fundraising
  • Managing finance and pastoral councils  
  • Managing complex situations
  • Civil and canon Law scenarios for pastors

Pastors are welcome to register, including pastors from dioceses in and around the province.

*Registration is required: Click on the Register button, above or Contact Deacon Dan Gannon at or call 715.338.0318


All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.