The Rebuilt Parish Association provides Resources, Events and Advice to help Catholic parishes thrive
Inside the RPA, you will gain unlimited access to effective and proven ministry materials developed and utilized at Church of the Nativity. Homily transcripts and videos - lots of them. Small Group videos and questions for discussion to guide your groups. Student and Children’s Ministry lesson plans, power point slides and leader talks as delivered. All organized around the weekly Message Series concept that is easy to follow and brings your whole parish together around the same idea. You also get ministry manuals and field guides to help your team plan and prepare. Sample Resources are available by clicking on the boxes to the right.
“We based our homilies over several weeks on the RPA’s Expect Miracles message series. Never in 23 years of preaching have I had so many people talking about the effects the homilies had on their lives.”
The homilies provided inside the RPA follow the lectionary by liturgical year and are grouped into "Message Series.” Series dive into a central topic over the course of 4-6 weeks. For each series, you receive a series synopsis, the FULL transcript for EACH week and a video of each homily as preached at Nativity. Use them in full or craft to suit your specific needs. The homilies alone are a significant value to your parish.
The RPA’s Student Materials are specifically for Middle and High School programs held outside of Mass. The weekly topics follow the Homilies given at Mass, and are geared toward the next generation - applying it to their lives. RPA members receive leader talk transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and small group questions designed for students and which dive deeper into the talk topic.
Small groups meet during the week for fellowship and faith growth. Small Group materials track the Message Series. You receive a video for each week which dives deeper into that week’s Message Series topic and complements the homily. There are also questions for discussion which facilitate small group conversation. RPA Members often post these videos and questions on your own website, making it easier for your parish to establish and grow a small group ministry.
RPA members are invited to Live Webinars given by members of the staff of Church of the Nativity. Topics include every area of parish life - from creating a message series, to growing a small group ministry, to getting people out of the pews and start serving. We always allow ample time for questions. Webcasts are hosted every 6-8 weeks, and are posted in the members area after broadcast.
Children's materials are divided into Kids Small Groups and Time Travelers. KSG is Nativity’s Religious Ed program for grades 1-5. Children learn the Word of God in a small group setting with their peers. KSG RPA Resources include a series synopsis that follows the message given at Mass, along with lesson plans which provide great material and clear direction. Time Travelers is our Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and is more than a Bible story - it’s an EVENT. RPA members receive minute by minute lesson plans created for each week of the Liturgical Calendar.
In addition to the great Resources, Webcasts, and the Community Forum, members have access to Ministry Manuals, Forms, and Field Guides for all parish activities. Members can also listen to Rebuilt Podcasts on parish life, plus you receive discounts to attend the annual Rebuilt Conference.
Join The Community
Members of the Rebuilt Parish Association are part of something bigger than themselves. A strong sense of community is cultivated inside the RPA. Our Community Forum is the place for idea sharing, to get encouragement and to post questions or suggestions to other members. Parishes provide Profiles which enable you to find similar profiles and connect and build relationships and grow together. A member Map illustrates where "Rebuilt" churches can be found.
"Since joining the RPA, our parish has been transformed! The RPA/Nativity team has been amazing in passing on their vision of renewal. I encourage any pastor and parish staff seriously interested in revitalizing their church to join the Rebuilt Parish Association.”
Join The Movement
The result of the work of the RPA is a community of like-minded parishes, seeking to grow disciples of Jesus. Our members strive to serve their local faith community in an effective way - by delivering the Good News of the gospel through Mass and a broader weekend experience which is relevant and impactful on the spiritual lives of their parishioners, while also compelling and attractive to the un-churched of their community.
Make Mass the best hour of your parishioners' week! Grow your attendance! Grow your offertory! Grow DISCIPLESHIP!
"Being part of The Rebuilt Parish Association gives us strength to continue the mission. Thanks for all you are doing to help us make disciples with your fantastic resources. Thank You!”