Church of the Nativity


When Fr. Michael White arrived at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland, he found a “languid community aging in place,” and 96 percent of weekend Mass goers reported that the number one reason they attended Nativity was its convenient parking. The troubles and attendant parishioner complaints were many, and often painfully true: boring weekend Masses with snooze-worthy preaching and painful music, poorly kept buildings, dormant youth ministry programs, tepid stewardship, and—worst of all—a fast-waning membership.

After creating and implementing the principles found in “Rebuilt”, today Church of the Nativity is the fastest growing Parish in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Nativity’s weekend attendance averages over 4,000 and includes customized programming for infants, children and teenagers. Stewardship is at an all time high with Nativity recently completing a 15 million dollar capital campaign in 2017, debt free. And each weekend more and more members are taking their next steps on their discipleship path to Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples.

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