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Forming Intentional Disciples

Forming Intentional Disciples Book
Author : Sherry A. Weddell
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2015-11-30
ISBN : 1612789439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these statistics for the United States. Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more. And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.

Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide

Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide Book
Author : Ximena DeBroeck
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2014-03-28
ISBN : 1612783678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is keeping so many of us, and so many of our parishes, from becoming powerhouses of faith and evangelization is that we don't have a living relationship with Christ that transforms us into intentional disciples. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012) has become one of the most talked-about books of the decade in Catholic parishes across the country. Written by Sherry Weddell, co-founder and co-director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Forming Intentional Disciples takes a cleareyed look at the state of the Church today. Based on more than a decade of research with Catholics from across the country, the issues and opportunities in this book connect seamlessly with Pope Francis' call for evangelization as we open wide the doors of faith! Now the book that is changing hearts has a study guide that will help you change your parish or small faith community. Created by people who have experienced the transformative impact of discipleship firsthand, the Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide provides tools and resources to "break the silence," initiate conversations, share the story of faith, and begin walking the path of discipleship together.

Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide Spanish

Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide  Spanish Book
Author : Ximena DeBroeck
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2016-03-23
ISBN : 1681920395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is keeping so many of us, and so many of our parishes, from becoming powerhouses of faith and evangelization is that we don't have a living relationship with Christ that transforms us into intentional disciples. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012) has become one of the most talked-about books of the decade in Catholic parishes across the country. Written by Sherry Weddell, co-founder and co-director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Forming Intentional Disciples takes a cleareyed look at the state of the Church today. Based on more than a decade of research with Catholics from across the country, the issues and opportunities in this book connect seamlessly with Pope Francis' call for evangelization as we open wide the doors of faith! Now the book that is changing hearts has a study guide that will help you change your parish or small faith community. Created by people who have experienced the transformative impact of discipleship firsthand, the Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide provides tools and resources to "break the silence," initiate conversations, share the story of faith, and begin walking the path of discipleship together. To purchase the book, click here. For a non-reproducible PDF of this pamphlet, click here. The PDF is meant for review only and should not be reproduced in any form.

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples Book
Author : Sherry Weddell
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9781612788340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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""It is not the same thing to have known Jesus as not to have known him, not the same thing to walk with him as to walk blindly, not the same thing to hear his word as not to know it . We know that with Jesus life becomes richer.""-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel In her first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, Sherry Weddell, cofounder of the Catherine of Siena Institute, captured the attention of Catholics across the globe as she uncovered the life-changing power that accompanies the conscious decision to follow Jesus as his disciple. Now, in the groundbreaking Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, she has gathered together experienced leaders and collaborators whose exceptional field-tested wisdom and enthusiasm for transforming Catholic parishes into centers of discipleship and apostolic outreach is both inspiring and practical. The authors consider: The role of intercessory prayer in parish transformationHow "fireside chats" can help a pastor connect with his parishioners and call them to personal discipleship and missionThe co-responsibility of lay people andpastors in the work of making disciplesThe revolutionary impact of a discipleship approach to youth ministryHow one parish successfully fostered a culture of intentional discipleship, and much more As Sherry asks in her own chapter, "Are we willing to answer the call and pay the price necessary to become a new generation of saints through which God can do extraordinary things in our time?"

saints Who Transformed Their World

saints Who Transformed Their World Book
Author : Sherry Weddell
Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
Release : 2019-10-10
ISBN : 1593253036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our history is filled with the stories of ordinary men and women who were raised up by God for the people and needs of their times—people through whom God did extraordinary things as they followed Jesus in the midst of his Church. In saints Who Transformed Their World, Sherry Weddell presents stories of laypeople who said "yes" to God and shared the spiritual gifts given to them by God. Be inspired by the stories of lay saints: women and men whom God has powerfully used as channels of his beauty, mercy, wisdom, healing, and provision. In these short stories, you will discover people you can relate to. Their inspirational ways of living their faith can help you to recognize your spiritual gifts and help you live every day as an intentional disciple. When each one of us faithfully answers God’s unique call in our lives, the fruit that you and I bear will be the answer to someone else’s prayer. — Sherry Weddell

Jesus

Jesus Book
Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2017-04-20
ISBN : 1681920786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you restless and looking for more out of life? Do you desire a deeper experience of God’s love and mercy? Have you been searching for freedom, peace, fulfillment, and joy? You can find all of these things in the story of Jesus Christ. But be aware—it’s nothing like you’re expecting. In Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew, Deacon Keith Strohm invites you not just to read about Jesus, but to have a transformative encounter with him. This isn’t a book of theology, or an abstract story with little impact on your real life. It is the story that can and will transform you if you’re open to it. In these pages, you will discover who you truly are and what you were created for. You will meet Jesus, not simply as an historical figure, but as our living and present Savior and friend. Encounter – again, or for the first time – Jesus Christ, who lives ... and changes lives. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Deacon Keith Strohm is a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago and the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization in Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love, and power of Jesus Christ. Deacon Keith has extensive experience in creating and sustaining processes and programs of evangelization and formation at the group, parish, and diocesan level that focus on the making, maturation, and missioning of disciples of Jesus Christ. He is also a long-time teacher and collaborator with the Catherine of Siena Institute. He is a co-author, along with six other collaborators, with Sherry Weddell for the book Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples—a follow up to the bestselling book, Forming Intentional Disciples.

Preaching for Discipleship

Preaching for Discipleship Book
Author : Michael E. Connors
Publisher : Liturgy Training Publications
Release : 2021-01-25
ISBN : 1618332708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The homily is a primary way that pastors and deacons can communicate how the whole parish community forms the catechumens. Many parishioners are not aware of their role in the Christian initiation process. In Preaching Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation, Michael E. Connors, CSC, provides homilists and catechists with the tools to evangelize not only the catechumens present, but also to capture the imagination of the parish community so that they too realize their own role in the Christian initiation process. This resource will help the homilist: Build a homily Foster a deeper appreciation of the call to discipleship on the part of the assembly Instruct the assembly on their role in the Rite of Christian Initiation so that right from the outset the catechumens may feel that they belong to the people of God Bring the baptized and catechumens into a deeper personal relationship with the Lord Provide specific insights during the period of Mystagogy

Hurting in the Church

Hurting in the Church Book
Author : Fr. Thomas Berg
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2017-02-07
ISBN : 1681920468
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Hurting in the Church provides a psychologically wise and spiritually profound path forward for Catholics who have been abused, traumatized, or wounded by other Catholics — especially those in leadership. Chapter 10 on how to recover one’s belief in and love for the Church is worth the price of the book alone!” -- Sherry Weddell, Best-selling author of Forming Intentional Disciples “An honest and much-needed book that addresses ... the many Catholics who feel marginalized, ignored, hurt, insulted and even abused by the Church.”—Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage “It took courage for Father Berg to write with such honesty and transparency, and his courage will give you courage—not only to confront sin and weakness within the Church, but also to give God another chance to help you rediscover him within the embrace of the Church despite the failings of her members.”—Fr. Jonathan Morris, author of New York Times Bestseller, The Way of Serenity “Here is an unflinching examination of the Church’s brokenness ... along with practical advice and the promise of hope for the challenging path forward. Fearless in his assessment, Father Berg is equally confident that in Jesus and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can move toward healing and wholeness.”—Cardinal Timothy Dolan ABOUT THE AUTHOR Father Berg is professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Rome’s Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. In addition to scholarly work in bioethics, he has also been published or quoted in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Crisis Magazine, First Things, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. An avid runner, hiker, and cigar aficionado, he escapes as often as he can to Cape May, New Jersey.

The Beginning

The Beginning Book
Author : Lifeway Adults,Lifeway Church Resources
Publisher : Lifeway Church Resources
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781430035336
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understand the basic concepts behind following Jesus in the modern world.

Re forming Christian Education in Congregations as the Praxis of Growing Disciples for a Missional Church

 Re forming Christian Education in Congregations as the Praxis of Growing Disciples for a Missional Church Book
Author : Craig Mitchell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study explores the question, How are churches reframing Christian education in order to be effective in growing faith and engaging in mission in Australian society in the 21st century? It is based on qualitative interviews conducted with leaders from thirteen congregations from the Uniting Church in Australia in 2012. The research explores how churches and their leaders are intentionally (re)forming Christian education and formation in the early 21st century in the Australian context. The Uniting Church is Australia's third largest denomination, formed in 1977 from the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches. For the purposes of the study, Christian education was defined initially as the theory and practice of teaching, learning and formation in life-long Christian faith and discipleship, both for individuals and communities of faith. -- Across the western church, the place of Christian education has been changing in response to both institutional and social factors - the age and decline of mainline denominations, increasing pluralism, and relativism. Mainline churches have been influenced by a "missional turn" whereby the church's mission is seen as participation by local churches in the missio Dei. This has raised questions about the place and purpose of Christian education in relation to mission. -- The research interviews were structured around four themes: congregations as learning communities, congregations as communities of practice, leadership of learning communities, and forming disciples for mission. Research subjects were the principal ministers in their congregations. The sample was diverse in terms of geography, church membership, theology, length of ministry tenure, and orientation to mission. -- The research method follows a Shared Praxis approach to practical theology, drawing particularly on Thomas Groome, and uses Bourdieu's notion of habitus along with praxis and practice to frame the field of Christian education in relation to Christopraxis. Consideration is given to the practices of the early church as described in Acts 2, and to the nature of Christian discipleship in John 15, as a way of exploring the being and doing of discipleship. -- The findings include details about the relational climate of congregations as learning communities, the cultivation of Christian practices as teleological participation in the mission of God, the intentionality and improvisation of church leaders, and how congregations learn for, in and from their engagement in mission. Particular teaching and learning programs are also described. -- The key conclusion is that the intentional (re)forming of congregational Christian formation and education is core ecclesial praxis for growing mission-shaped disciples. Christian education and Christian mission are seen as inter-related and interdependent. The research suggests the need for further empirical studies of congregational Christian education, as well as attention by denominational leaders as to how congregations are resourced and led for lifelong learning in discipleship for the sake of mission.

A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures

A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures Book
Author : Johann Peter Lange
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1865
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cyclop dia of moral and religious anecdotes Ed by J Flesher

Cyclop  dia of moral and religious anecdotes  Ed  by J  Flesher Book
Author : Kazlitt Arvine
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1877
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gospel of St John

The Gospel of St  John Book
Author : Thomas Whitelaw
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1888
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prepare Your Church for the Future

Prepare Your Church for the Future Book
Author : Carl F. George
Publisher : Revell
Release : 1991-07-01
ISBN : 9780800753658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By analyzing the present-day church and examining societal trends, Carl George presents a model that can mobilize your church for outreach.

Saturday Review

Saturday Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1864
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Directory of Intentional Communities

Directory of Intentional Communities Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Independent

The Independent Book
Author : Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Richard Salter Storrs,Joshua Leavitt,Henry Ward Beecher,Theodore Tilton,Henry Chandler Bowen,William Hayes Ward,Hamilton Holt,Fabian Franklin,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Christian Archibald Herter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Independent book written by Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Richard Salter Storrs,Joshua Leavitt,Henry Ward Beecher,Theodore Tilton,Henry Chandler Bowen,William Hayes Ward,Hamilton Holt,Fabian Franklin,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Christian Archibald Herter, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Athen um

The Athen  um Book
Author : James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1859
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language Book
Author : Samuel Johnson,Robert Gordon Latham (ethnologue).)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1882
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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