ISPD works with many Catholic parishes that have elementary schools, and often these consults are collaborative with both the school and the parish involved in the consultation. On the other hand, ISPD has worked with numerous parishes with no schools, where the emphasis is on Pastoral Planning or setting up a vibrant Total Stewardship effort or organizing and implementing a capital campaign.
At the heart of every parish process is the focus on engaging people. ISPD has long shared the Gallup Poll and PEW Research results in regards to people engagement in today’s parishes where 30% of the people are involved; 30% are uninvolved; and, 40% are actively disengaged.
Because of the challenges that Catholic parishes face in today’s world, every ISPD process is focused on making one thought come alive with everything we do: “Belonging leads to believing.”