The NPPN Executive serves the National Pastoral Planners Network whose purpose is to promote and strengthen a culture of planning for mission and evangelisation within the Catholic Church in Oceania. We engage pastoral research and best practices in church growth to offer experience, knowledge, resources and processes that enable dioceses and parishes to advance the mission of Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Spirit.
As the newly-elected Chair of the NPPN, it is a privilege to serve the network and its members and, by our work, the dioceses and parishes of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania in the mission of evangelisation that calls us forward. […]
As a network, we are convinced that pastoral planning provides an indispensable means by which the insights and ingenuity of our Catholic faith and Catholic people can meet opportunities and challenges of our time.
[…] Pastoral planning furnishes communities of faith with a common vision to pursue, a hope-filled future to which the People of God can commit themselves and of which they can take ownership and co-responsibility through consultation and collaboration […] Pastoral planning can provide a comprehensible and articulate framework to meet head on the issues of structural change and resource allocation that we must address so that the shape of Church fits its mission both now and into the future. In all of this, pastoral planning serves the mission of Christ and the growth if His body, the Church. […]
As the Church is Australia, New Zealand and Oceania undergoes significant change in the years ahead, we hope that the NPPN will continue to serve as a valuable repository or storehouse for local knowledge and proficiency in the field. Our dedication to pastoral planning emerges out of our conviction that it is a work and expression of the Holy Spirit in our midst, and so not directed toward the management of scarcity but to the growth of our common mission in Christ, as a proactive response to perennial change.
With every good wish,