100 episodes

A biweekly podcast focused on advancing the mission of Jesus Christ in our modern world. Topics include Catholic Stewardship, Advancement, Finance, Evangelization, Leadership and more.

Advancing Our Church Jim Friend

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A biweekly podcast focused on advancing the mission of Jesus Christ in our modern world. Topics include Catholic Stewardship, Advancement, Finance, Evangelization, Leadership and more.

    130. The Four Ways Forward, Becoming an Apostolic Parish in a Post-Christian World

    130. The Four Ways Forward, Becoming an Apostolic Parish in a Post-Christian World

    An increasingly post-Christian world is forcing parishes to re-envision how they “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19). Jim Friend speaks with Susan Windley-Daoust, theologian and director of missionary discipleship for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in southern Minnesota, who provides a roadmap to pastors and parish staff to make sense of it all through her new book, The Four Ways Forward, Becoming an Apostolic Parish in a Post-Christian World. The book describes how Pastors and lay leadership must pivot to building up mission-first parishes equipped to proclaim the Gospel to those who have not heard it — all while the numbers of practicing Catholics fall with increasing speed.







    This episode is sponsored by: Changing Our World







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    Recorded: January 16, 2023















    Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”







    Join Jim Friend and his family on Kristin’s Crosses’ YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers”. Jim and his family offer the daily Gospel and reflection along with the rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Click here to visit the YouTube Page and subscribe. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, click here to request to join.

    • 46 min
    129. Saint John Vianney Center

    129. Saint John Vianney Center

    The Saint John Vianney Center (SJVC) brings 76 years of service to Catholic Clergy, Consecrated Men and Women Religious, and Clergy of other Christian denominations worldwide. David Shellenberger, President and CEO joins Jim Friend to discuss how SJVC helps to identify and navigate the areas of stress and anxiety, emotional and addiction concerns, spiritual struggles, and health and medical needs of their clients. SJVC has created programs that provide the accompaniment and tools to inspire, heal, renew and restore a person’s physical, behavioral, and spiritual well-being to live a healthy lifestyle and an effective ministry. Jim Friend also explains in this episode that he has joined the team at SJVC as their new Director of Mission Advancement. This episode launches a new year and a new era for our podcast, and we hope you will join us on this journey.







    On our next show: The Four Ways Forward: Becoming an Apostolic Parish in a Post-Christian World with the author, Susan Windley-Daoust







    This episode is sponsored by: Changing Our World







    About David Shellenberger







    David Shellenberger, RN, BSN, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint John Vianney Center. In this role, he works to increase awareness of SJVC’s prevention and educational services, as well as its assessment and behavioral health treatment programs.







    David served as Chief Operating Officer at SJVC since 2014 and has worked at the center since 2008. Previously, he was the Chief Nursing Officer responsible for all clinical practice and medical care performed by the nursing department. Past positions also included Infection Control and Patient Safety Officer and Director of the Complex Extended Stay Program. David helped develop the weight management and wellness program at the Saint John Vianney Center which assists residents with weight loss and healthy living through diet, education, treatment, and emotional and spiritual support. David also provides workshops for SJVC as part of our outreach services. Topics include Stress Management, Health, Wellness and Weight Management.







    He has over 15 years of administrative experience in various healthcare settings, including Beaumont at Bryn Mawr in Bryn Mawr, PA, and HCR Manor Care in Pottstown, PA.







    David received his BSN from York College of Pennsylvania and maintains his RN license through the State of Pennsylvania.







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    Recorded: Friday, January 13, 2023







    Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”







    Join Jim Friend and his family on Kristin’s Crosses’ YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers”. Jim and his family offer the daily Gospel and reflection along with the rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Click here to visit the YouTube Page and subscribe. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, click here to request to join.

    • 39 min
    128. Diocesan Engagement with Richard Lanahan

    128. Diocesan Engagement with Richard Lanahan

    On our last episode of 2022, Jim Friend speaks with Richard Lanahan, the Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Metuchen. Rich’s broad experience includes development in Higher Education, Catholic Parishes, schools, and healthcare institutions. In the Diocese of Metuchen, Rich oversees the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and assists parishes with Capital Campaigns, feasibility studies, and increased offertory programs. Rich is also building a planned giving program for the Diocese. Just prior to joining the Diocese of Metuchen, Rich worked for King’s College in Wilkes Barre, PA as a Major Gifts Officer.







    Changing Our World, Inc.







    Changing Our World proudly offers the Advancing Our Church Podcast as an ongoing thought leadership series designed to further the mission of the Catholic Church through evolving discussions on stewardship, leadership, and advancement. We hope you find these podcasts educational and informative. Who is Changing Our World?  We are a dedicated, curious, and visionary team of consultants. We strive to impact our Church and our world. We provide philanthropic counsel to parishes, Catholic Schools, Dioceses, and all types of Catholic nonprofits. Our work is a vocation, one through which we pull the common thread of societal change. Each of us wants to do more good in the world. For decades, we have been able to do just that through the power of philanthropy.  For more information, please visit us at www.changingourworld.com.







    Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”







    Join Jim Friend and his family on Kristin’s Crosses’ YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers.” Jim and his family offer the daily Gospel and reflection along with the rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Visit our YouTube Page to join us for prayers daily. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, request to join.

    • 42 min
    127. John Mathew Knowles – A Heart for Stewardship

    127. John Mathew Knowles – A Heart for Stewardship

    Today, Jim Friend is joined by John Matthew Knowles, J.D., a business development strategist and advancement executive who serves as Executive Director of the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference, or DFMC, and President of the Catholic Finance Association. In addition to these leadership roles, John serves on boards of directors, task forces, and advisory councils for several national Catholic organizations while also advising several Catholic philanthropists and families confidentially and informally. He is the host of the Faith and Finance Forum podcast/YouTube show, available on all streaming apps and platforms. John holds a B.A. from Western Michigan University, a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, and a Fellowship Certificate in Leadership, also from Michigan State University. John lives in Saucon Valley, Pennsylvania, with Jennifer, his wife of 14 years, daughter Rosemary (aged 4), and Luke Abraham (aged 1).







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    Recorded November 30, 2022







    Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”







    Join Jim Friend and his family on Kristin’s Crosses’ YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers.” Jim and his family offer the daily Gospel and reflection along with the rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Click here to visit the YouTube Page and subscribe. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, click here to request to join.







    Changing Our World, Inc.







    Changing Our World proudly offers the Advancing Our Church Podcast as an ongoing thought leadership series designed to further the mission of the Catholic Church through evolving discussions on stewardship, leadership, and advancement. We hope you find these podcasts educational and informative.







    Who is Changing Our World?  We are a dedicated, curious, and visionary team of consultants. We strive to impact our Church and our world. We provide philanthropic counsel to parishes, Catholic Schools, Dioceses, and all types of Catholic nonprofits. Our work is a vocation, one through which we pull the common thread of societal change. Each of us wants to do more good in the world. For decades, we have been able to do just that through the power of philanthropy.  







    For more information, please visit us at www.changingourworld.com.

    • 52 min
    126. A National Eucharistic Revival

    126. A National Eucharistic Revival

    Healing and renewing our Church is the goal of the National Eucharistic Congress, headed by the new Executive Director, Tim Glemkowski. The Church has been rocked with scandal, division, disease, and doubt but now the bishops plan to confront these challenges by reminding everyone that Jesus is present and more powerful than the storm. Join Changing Our World‘s, Jim Friend to learn how we can heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world.















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    Recorded: August 12, 2022







    Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”







    Join Jim Friend and his family on Kristin’s Crosses’ YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers”. Jim and his family offer the daily Gospel and reflection along with the rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Click here to visit the YouTube Page and subscribe. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, click here to request to join.







    Changing Our World, Inc.







    Changing Our World proudly offers the Advancing Our Church Podcast as an ongoing thought leadership series designed to further the mission of the Catholic Church through evolving discussions on stewardship, leadership, and advancement. We hope you find these podcasts educational and informative.







    Who is Changing Our World?  We are a dedicated, curious, and visionary team of consultants. We strive to impact our Church and our world. We provide philanthropic counsel to parishes, Catholic Schools, Dioceses, and all types of Catholic nonprofits. Our work is a vocation, one through which we pull the common thread of societal change. Each of us wants to do more good in the world. For decades, we have been able to do just that through the power of philanthropy.  







    For more information, please visit us at www.changingourworld.com.

    • 29 min
    125. The Generosity Crisis

    125. The Generosity Crisis

    Join Brian Crimmins, CEO of Changing Our World, and Nathan Chappell, Senior VP of AI at DonorSearch, authors of the new book Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges as they share a startling analysis of the changing nature of generosity in America and why its decline threatens to end the modern non-profit era. The Generosity Crisis demonstrates that if we do not change course, in fewer than 50 years- we could live in a world where inequality has never been as stark or as dangerous. Our relationship with Christ and our good Stewardship is the only antidote to isolation in a fallen world. Join us for a conversation about enabling radical connections with donors that invite them to help us tackle our Church’s most intractable problems.







    Purchase the new Book: Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges







    Brian Crimmins







    Brian is the Chief Executive Officer of Changing Our World where he is responsible for the overall management, success, and growth of our firm. Brian has personally provided counsel to countless Catholic clients over the past 25 years. Brian oversees all aspects of Changing Our World’s service lines, including Nonprofit Services, Corporate, Research & Analysis, and Communications. Brian has extensive experience designing and building strategic initiatives that enable nonprofits and corporations to achieve their philanthropic goals. He is often called upon to speak at conferences regarding the philanthropic landscape and current trends in philanthropy. Brian has also mentored students from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He serves on the Board of Chaminade High School and is Vice Chair of the Board of the Institute for Catholic Schools at St. John’s University. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and an MBA in Marketing Management from St. John’s Tobin School of Business.







    Nathan Chappell







    Nathan is a thought leader, public speaker, writer, and one of the world’s foremost experts on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and philanthropy. He is the Senior Vice President of DonorSearch, leading the research and development efforts dedicated to leveraging artificial intelligence to help nonprofits harness actionable insights from big data. In 2018, Nathan presented the first TEDx talk on the topic of artificial intelligence and the future of generosity. In 2019 Nathan was listed as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Philanthropy. In 2021, he founded Fundraising.Ai as a member-centric collaboration with a focus on data ethics, data equality, privacy and security, and sustainability. Nathan holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Redlands, a certificate in International Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from MIT.







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    Recorded: October 19, 2022







    Changing Our World, Inc.

    • 37 min

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