Ministry programs and apologetics are great, but there’s one area that parishes can often neglect: evangelization.
Christians have a mandate to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But so many Catholics seem to opt out of this and prefer to build programs that service the inner circle instead of welcoming in the larger community. We’re hitting the target, but not the bullseye.
Jeff references Scripture passages and the seven parts of the kerygma to inspire outreach and evangelization in your parish and greater community.
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“We have a mandate to go and make disciples … but do the people in our parish know what the RCIA program even is?”
Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
- 7 Parts/Messages of the Kerygma:
- God loves you and has plan for your life.
- Sin will destroy you.
- Christ Jesus died to save you.
- Repent and believe the gospel.
- Be baptized and receive the Holy Spirit.
- Abide in Christ and his body, the Church.
- Go make disciples.
- Shows to listen to:
- Episode 10: How to Mark Your Bible
- Episode 48: A Cup of KeurigMa: How to Proclaim the Gospel
- Episode 73: Evangelizing Through Tattoos
- Episode 89: Get out of Your Comfort Zone
1 Peter 3:15 – “but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence.”
2 Corinthians 5:20 – “So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Romans: The Gospel of Salvation Study Program is now available for pre-order!
Matthew 9:37-38 – “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”
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