12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am-12:30pm
Sunday - Closed
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Questions? Contact Jane Schmitz, Parish Director, 952-405-7238, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many leadership styles, but Servant Leadership is the prevailing mode of leadership. Jesus is our example of servant leadership.
Jesus said to his disciples, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must become the slave of all,” Mark 10:42-44
After washing the disciples’ feet, Jesus said, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord – and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” John 13:12-15
The servant-leader is servant first, rather than leader first. Some of the characteristics of the servant leader are: someone who makes certain that other people’s highest priority needs are being served; someone who wants those served to grow as persons, becoming healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, and more likely themselves to become servants; someone who sees the effect of actions on the least privileged in society.
Why would someone want to take on a leadership position on one of these Pax Christi councils?
1. In the call to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and a steward of everything God has given you, you may feel called to give of your time and talent to help set a direction for the mission of the community.
2. Your participation in helping the community grow into the future is important and you can give input as to how that is accomplished.
3. Council membership is a personal opportunity to learn and grow, develop faith, and strengthen relationships with other members.
4. Engagement on a leadership level can be a fulfilling experience.
There are 4 areas of information:
1. Gifts - People bring their individual gifts to leadership. It is helpful to know what your gifts are and how they apply to a leadership role.
2. Basic Council Skills – Our councils use certain leadership/management skills, such as consensus decision making, good communication, conflict resolution, and discernment in discussion and as decisions are made.
3. Community - In order to be a leader in this faith community, a person needs to understand the mission, values, and vision of this community.
4. Faith - We are a faith community. In order to be a leader in this faith community, a person needs to have a basic knowledge of the Catholic faith.
We do not elect (decision of the parishioners) or appoint (decision of the pastor) council members. Discernment is a process where, through prayer, trust, learning, and listening, one decides to be a council member. Spiritual discernment is the process of making a decision about your life with the help of the Holy Spirit. It is the process of discovering God’s will for you.
There are four steps to the process:
• Step 1: Getting in touch with yourself – know your likes and dislikes, your fears and your dreams, your hopes and your interests, your gifts and your limitations. Get to know your level of commitment, what kind of leadership you respond to, and your time availability.
• Step 2: Inviting God and the Spirit into your life. Taking time to listen to God and to be honest with yourself. Let God's revelations inspire and challenge you.
• Step 3: Discerning with others. Understand the desires, gifts, limitations, etc. of the one discerning Council Leadership. Ultimately, discovering together who is “right” for the position at this time, i.e. if one has the gifts that are needed to serve the faith community at this time in a particular way.
• Step 4: The decision-making process itself. You and the others that gather will decide who will serve in the open positions on Commitment Night.
(If there are too few openings for the number of people who would like to be members, the discernment process will continue that night until council membership reaches the desired number.)
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