Living As Missionary Disciples
Guidance, Tools for Analysis and a Program of Action for a New Evangelization in Your Community.
Living as Missionary Disciples is a workshop that is meant to initiate a practical program of Evangelization in your parish through the lens of living as Missionary Disciples. It takes a total workshop time of 6 hours. This workshop is based on the recently published USCCB document: Living as Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangelization.
Disciples of Jesus Christ, First and Supreme Evangelizer
Orienting the New Evangelization to Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Many people have heard about the New Evangelization now but there also tends to be a misunderstanding of it as focused on means and methods. All the recent Popes, beginning with Paul VI, have overcome this tendency to misunderstand this critical moment in the life of the Church. They have done this with constant reference in papal documents to, Jesus Christ, First and Supreme Evangelizer. Through the exploration of this history and context we will apply the theme to our lives of discipleship and our service in the Church.
Faith-tech: Effective & Contemporary Tech for Parishes
“New horizons are now open that were until recently unimaginable… As with every other fruit of human ingenuity, the new communications technologies must be placed at the service of the integral good of the individual and of the whole of humanity” (Benedict XVI, 45th World Communications Day).
Going beyond how to use Social Media this course will look at the best current applications available for the integration of Website, Communications, Digital Graphics, Online Forms, and Social Media Advertising. We will look at examples of what works great, and what misses the mark and discuss easy, cost effective solutions to bringing your parish’s use of technology to the cutting edge for the good of those they serve (and those who manage it!). Recommendations in respect to helpful applications will be made and parish-specific problems can be addressed.
All workshops will be given by Barry Schoedel, Associate Director for the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis in the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. For any other questions about these workshops please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org .