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Apr 7, 2021

Forget the Old Normal

The Ascension Team

How do we come back to our parishes after a year of so much chaos and change? Today, I share a recent talk I gave to young adults about returning to a new normal, where the laity is no longer passive, but rather on fire with the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel and transform society.

It’s time to stop walking towards our salvation and start running towards Christ with our whole hearts like never before.


Shownotes

Evangelization Boot Camp

We are launching an Evangelization Boot Camp to provide you with the principles and skills you need to excel in the art of evangelization. This boot camp empowers you to share the power of the Kerygma no matter where you are in life. The Evangelization Boot Camp will take place from Sunday April 25th to Thursday April 29th. We will meet each night beginning at 8:30pm EST for a presentation and Q/A session to follow. To register for the bootcamp visit www.evangelizationbootcamp.com

Here is the schedule for the series: 

Sunday, April 25th
The Life, Prayer and Habits of An Evangelist (presented by Dave VanVickle)

Monday, April 26th
The Power of the Kerygma  (presented by Michael Gormley)

Tuesday April 27th
Practical Tips, Strategies, and Pitfalls to avoid (presented by Dave VanVickle)

Wednesday April 28th
Evangelizing Moderns ( presented by Michael Gormley)

Thursday, April 29 th
The Great Commission and Q/A (presented by Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle)

The Activated Disciple: Taking Your Faith to the Next Level

Practice Is Over. It’s Game Time.

The Activated Disciple teaches you how to imitate God, so you can become an instrument for him to transform the world.

If you yearn for a life that moves beyond believing and practicing, if you yearn to become an “activated” disciple, then this book is for you. The foundation of discipleship is imitation. The Activated Disciple learns to walk in the ways of the Lord. Discipleship requires such a close relationship with God that every area of your life is transformed. It is about opening yourself to God and inviting him to dwell within you, becoming holy as he is holy, loving as he is loving. By imitating God, disciples become the instruments God employs to transform the world.

Meet Your Hosts


 

Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael has been leading evangelization and ministry efforts for the past ten years, both as a full-time parish staff member and as a speaker and consultant for parishes, dioceses, and Catholic campus ministries.

Michael is also the founder and creative director of LayEvangelist.com, and the producer and cohost of a Catholic young adult podcast Catching Foxes, which discusses the collision of Faith and Culture.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and they have about 1,000 children and get about 3 hours of sleep a night, which is alright by him.

 

David “Dave” VanVickle

Dave VanVickle

Dave VanVickle fell in love with the Lord at the age of fourteen and has since dedicated his life to bringing others into a radical relationship with Christ.

Dave is a speaker and retreat leader who focuses on proclaiming the universal call to holiness, authentic Catholic spirituality, spiritual warfare and deliverance. Additionally, Dave has over ten years of experience assisting Priests with their ministries of exorcism and deliverance.

Dave resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Amber and their five children: Sam, Max, Judah, Josie and Louisa.

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