The work of the Leadership Roundtable is guided by three principles, all grounded in Church teaching.
- The Leadership Roundtable provides an avenue for greater incorporation of the expertise of all the faithful, especially in the areas of church management, finance, and human resource development. By virtue of baptism, lay people have not only the right but also the duty to offer their gifts and talents in service of the church. See: Christifideles Laici - Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation on The Vocation and The Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World, 1988, 29 and Code of Canon Law, Canon 222.1, 1983.
- The Leadership Roundtable works in collaboration with the U.S. bishops and other Church leaders, promoting dialogue and fostering the full utilization of the unique gifts of lay experts in management, finance and human resource development. See: Code of Canon Law, Canon 215, 1983 and Christifideles Laici, 1988, 32.
- The Leadership Roundtable identifies best practices in the areas of management, finance, and human resource development that can help address specific needs within the Church. The organization works together with all of the faithful to further fulfill the Church’s mission by promoting, adapting, and applying these best practices. See: Code of Canon Law, Canon 212.2-3, 1983; Canon 222, 1983; and Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response – The US Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, USCCB, 1993, pg. 35.