The Rebuilt Parish Association provides Resources, Events and Advice to help Catholic parishes thrive.
RPA Member parishes grow wider as a church and deeper as disciples by embracing the Strategic Anchors of a Rebuilt Parish:
Inside the RPA, you have access to 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. Student and Children’s Ministry lesson plans, power point slides and leader talks. Plus, ministry manuals and field guides to help your team plan and prepare. Sample Resources are available by clicking on the boxes below.
“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.”
RPA homilies follow the lectionary by liturgical year and are grouped into "Message Series," exploring a central topic over 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.
Small groups meet during the week for fellowship and faith growth. RPA Small Group materials track the Message Series topic, and include a video which dives deeper into that week’s homily and questions for discussion. These materials will help you facilitate conversation, and establish and grow a small group ministry.
Student Materials include leader talk transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and small group questions, designed specifically for Middle and High School programs. The topics follow the Homilies, and are geared toward the next generation - applying it to their lives.
Live Webcasts & More
The RPA also provides Ministry Manuals, Forms, and Field Guides for all parish activities. We host Webinars on every area of parish life - from creating a message series, to growing a small group ministry, or recruiting volunteer ministers – and save them on the site. Members can also listen to Rebuilt Podcasts on parish life, and receive discounts to attend the Rebuilt Conference.
Kids Small Groups is Nativity’s Religious Ed program for grades 1-5. Children grow in faith in a small group setting with their peers. KSG Resources include a series synopsis that follows the homily given at Mass, along with lesson plans and videos which you can easily implement in your parish.
Children's Liturgy of Word
Time Travelers is our Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and is more than a Bible story - it’s an EVENT. RPA members receive downloadlabe minute-by-minute lesson plans for each week, with great ideas (music, stories, games) to engage kids and share the gospel in an age-appropriate way.
The RPA Works!
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Join The Community
Members of the Rebuilt Parish Association are part of a community. A member Map illustrates where "Rebuilt" churches can be found. On our Community Forum we share ideas and post questions or suggestions to other members. Parish Profiles enable you to find similar profiles, build relationships and grow together.
"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
RPA member parishes are growing disciples of Jesus. Our members strive to serve their local faith community in an effective way - by delivering the gospel through an exceptional Mass and a broader weekend experience which is relevant and impactful on the spiritual lives of their parishioners, while also welcoming and attractive to newcomers.
"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!”