A Vision for Conversion
Eight Steps to Radically Change Your RCIA Process
Why this book matters
Leisa Anslinger, a veteran of RCIA leadership and parish planning, knows how to help communities develop a vision, navigate change, and bring out the best in their leaders and parishioners. In A Vision for Conversion: Eight Steps to Radically Change Your RCIA Process, Leisa shows you how to move your parish from maintenance to mission.
Using eight effective planning steps, she walks you through a true conversion journey that inspires seekers to lifelong discipleship. Whether you’re an RCIA veteran or just getting started, this book will be your companion and guide as you plan for the change your parish needs to initiate seekers into Christ.
What others are saying about A Vision for Conversion
In our diocese, we used this text for an online book study with RCIA coordinators and team members. The strong and positive vision of RCIA ministry presented in the text was inspiring to many of our leaders and helped them to see new possibilities for developing their ministry.
Leisa’s focus on the ongoing conversion of the whole parish, through the RCIA process, was especially energizing and hopeful!
And, the description of the steps and progression in creating lasting change in an organization, or parish, provides practical and detailed directions on how to move forward in creating an RCIA process faithful to what the Church envisions for Christian initiation.
We found Leisa’s book to be both a visionary and very practical text for our RCIA leaders!
— Camille Withrow and Todd Graff
RCIA Ministry, Diocese of Winona-Rochester
When it comes to RCIA ministry, it’s not only the catechumens and candidates who have to undergo conversion. The entire parish community has to be made new. While change is not easy, Leisa Anslinger gives readers a clear, pastoral, step-by-step process for leading your parish through a dynamic conversion process. If you follow her eight-step plan, you will not only turn seekers into disciples, you will renew your whole community. This book should be in the hands of every RCIA team member, faith formation leader, and pastor.
— Nick Wagner, Codirector, TeamRCIA
Anslinger does a masterful job of weaving dogmatic theology into her underlying presentation, and her passion for evangelization and conversion is palpable.
— Catholic Library World
Leisa Anslinger is the Director of Catholic Life and Faith, a pastoral resource center supporting parish and diocesan evangelization and stewardship leaders. Leisa brings extensive experience in Catholic parishes and schools to her ministry as an author and speaker. She contributes a regular column in Catechetical Leader and in the e-newsletter published by the International Catholic Stewardship Council. Leisa develops and provides resources, pastoral support, and presentations on stewardship, strengths development, engagement, and evangelization to dioceses, parishes, and schools.
Ready to make your parish a place where dynamic conversion happens?
A Vision for Conversion will guide your parish into a true conversion journey that inspires seekers to lifelong discipleship.