Formation

Articles & Books

  • Halbach, Matthew W. Becoming a Parish of Mercy: A New Vision for Total Parish Evangelization. Twenty-Third Publications (2016)
  • Halbach, Matthew. Missionary Discipleship: Pope Francis’ Heartfelt Call to Catholics Today. Twenty-Third Publications (2018)  $2.95 each
  • Huesbsch, Bill. The Art of Accompaniment:  Four Essential Conversations on Becoming the Kind of Parish the Church Needs Today.
  • The Art of Accompaniment
  • USCCB. Living as Missionary Disciples (2017)  downloadable in Spanish and English. Basically a “how to guide.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyELB-tezjs (The video teaches how to use the booklet).
  • Boucher, John and Therese.  Sharing the Faith That You Love. The Word Among Us (2014).
  • Pope Francis. Evangelii Gaudium. (2013)  downloadable.
  • Study Guide available from Bill Huebsch at Twenty Third Publications
    Joy of the Gospel Study Guide
  • Weddell, Sherry. Forming Intentional Disciples. (2012) – Book designed for parish staffs to encourage those in the pews to be evangelizers.

Church Documents

Media

YouTube videos on Missionary Discipleship

  • Living as Missionary Disciples in a Challenging World (11-12 minutes) – Click Here
  • Living as Missionary Disciples during Lent. (11 minutes) – Click Here
  • Barron, Bishop Robert on Intentional Discipleship (11 minutes) – Click Here
  • The Joy of the Gospel (55 minutes) – Click Here
  • Martin, Curtis. Forming Missionary Disciples from Steubenville Conference 2015. – Click Here

Adult Online Learning Opportunities

Through the Notre Dame STEP Program (Learn More) – Each course is 6 weeks. Many others are available online.

University of Dayton (Learn More) – The Diocese of St. Augustine is partners with them, so classes are greatly discounted. Courses are 2 to 6 weeks.

(90 other courses available)

Liturgical Training Publications (Learn More) – Virtual workshops, can be done as a parish group. Mostly one hour.

Programs and Best Practices

Alpha in the Catholic Context: Alpha is a parish tool for evangelization based on hospitality, sharing, and open conversation.  While there are materials for purchase, the core of Alpha can be downloaded and training can be done either online or in person. Click here to learn more.

ChristLife: Catholic Ministry for Evangelization: Consists of three modules, Discovering, Sharing, and Following. Each Module is 7 weeks. This program is for purchase with videos and workbooks as well as training guides. Click here to learn more.

Kergyma Process: This is a locally developed program of engagement formulated at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Orange Park. Kerygma comes from the Greek for the proclamation of the mystery of the love of God and invites us into a person relationship. Program focuses on retreat model, w†ith pre- and post- sessions. For more information, contact formation@stcatherineop.com.

The Journey/ElCamino: Making Missionary Disciples Today. Helping discover a renewed personal encounter with Jesus. Paulist Evangelization. 3 modules available in English, Spanish, Teen version. Training module is included in the packet. These materials all need to be purchased. Click here to learn more.

Websites

Websites on Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship

General Websites for Ideas for Adults

General Websites for Ideas for Children and Youth

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