The Rebuilt Parish Association provides Resources, Events and Advice to help Catholic parishes thrive.
Inside the RPA, you gain unlimited 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. All organized around the weekly Message Series. You also get 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.
The RPA’s Student Materials include leader talk transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and small group questions. They are designed specifically for Middle and High School programs held outside of Mass. The topics follow the Homilies, and are geared toward the next generation - applying it to their lives.
Small groups meet during the week for fellowship and faith growth. RPA Small Group materials track the Message Series, and include a video which dives deeper into that week’s Message Series topic and questions for discussion which facilitate conversation. RPA Members often post these on their website, \making it easier to establish and grow a small group ministry.
We host Live Webinars given by the staff of Church of the Nativity on every area of parish life - from creating a message series, to growing a small group ministry, to recruiting ministers. Webcasts are hosted every 6-8 weeks, allow ample time for questions, and are posted in the members area after broadcast.
Kids Small Groups 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 for each week.
RPA members also have access to Ministry Manuals, Forms, and Field Guides for all parish activities. Members can also listen to Rebuilt Podcasts on parish life, and receive discounts to attend the Rebuilt Conference.
The RPA Works!
Join The Community
Members of the Rebuilt Parish Association are part of a community, something bigger than themselves. On our Community Forum we share ideas and post questions or suggestions to other members. Parishes provide Profiles which enable you to find similar profiles, 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
RPA member parishes are growing 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.
"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!”