Forming Intentional Disciples

Written By Sherry A. Weddell
Forming Intentional Disciples
  • Publsiher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release : 30 November 2015
  • ISBN : 1612789439
  • Pages : 130 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Forming Intentional Disciples written by Sherry A. Weddell which was release on 30 November 2015, this book published by Our Sunday Visitor. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Forming Intentional Disciples

Forming Intentional Disciples
  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : 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 ...

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples
  • Author : Sherry Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : ""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 ...

Forming Intentional Disciples

Forming Intentional Disciples
  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2022-08-22
  • Total pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. As we emerge from a pandemic into a post-Christian world, these are times of immense challenge and enormous opportunity for the Catholic Church in the United ...

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Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide  Spanish
  • Author : Ximena Debroeck
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : Now the most-talked-about book in Catholic parishes across the country, Forming Intentional Disciples, has a study guide that will help you change your parish or small faith community. Sherry A. Weddell's Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide provides tools and resources to "break the silence," initiate conversations, share the story of ...

Forming Intentional Disciples

Forming Intentional Disciples
  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell Foreword by Bishop Philip A. Egan
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2022-08-12
  • Total pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. As we emerge from a pandemic into a post-Christian world, these are times of immense challenge and enormous opportunity for the Catholic Church in the United ...

Preaching for Discipleship

Preaching for Discipleship
  • Author : Michael E. Connors
  • Publisher : Liturgy Training Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-01-25
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : 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 ...

saints Who Transformed Their World

saints Who Transformed Their World
  • Author : Sherry Weddell
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : 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 ...

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership
  • Author : Michael E. Connors, CSC
  • Publisher : Liturgy Training Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-05-15
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : In this unique resource, Fr. Michael E. Connors gathers and expertly guides the collective wisdom of experienced preachers and homilists to provide a unique resource that examines the preacher’s unique role as shepherd and a spiritual leader. The chapters will investigate these dual roles according to the roots of ...

Preaching for Discipleship

Preaching for Discipleship
  • Author : Michael E. Connors, csc
  • Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : This resource will give homilists and catechists tools to engage catechumens and help form the entire parish community in their key role in Christian initiation....

Fruitful Discipleship

Fruitful Discipleship
  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : As faith-filled Catholics, we are called to go out and spread the good news of the Gospel, build up the Church, and fuel its mission. We are supernaturally empowered by God to do this through the charisms we receive at Baptism. Learn about each charism, what they are, and how ...

Developing Disciples of Christ

Developing Disciples of Christ
  • Author : Julianne Stanz
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : St. Pope John Paul II reminds us in Catechesi Tradendae that catechesis is a moment—“a very remarkable one—in the whole process of evangelization.” In other words, catechesis is an essential part of evangelization, not something separate from it. Therefore, it is critically important that catechetical leaders recognize how ...

Jesus

Jesus
  • Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : 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 ...

One Disciple at a Time

One Disciple at a Time
  • Author : Everett Fritz
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-06
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : What if the Church radically shifted the focus of her mission to making disciples one person at a time? Everett Fritz outlines a framework for one-to-one outreach that helps us develop as mentors in faith, furthering the Kingdom of God as Jesus commanded when he told us to go and ...

How to Win Friends for Christ

How to Win Friends for Christ
  • Author : Fr. Thomas Cavanaugh,John Love
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : In his entertaining and engaging style, Mark Hart (also known as "The Bible Geek") shows readers why Scripture should be central to our life with the Lord. When we become immersed in Scripture, he says, we allow it—not the secular culture—to form our minds and hearts. In the ...

Preaching the Manifold Grace of God Volume 1

Preaching the Manifold Grace of God  Volume 1
  • Author : Ronald J. Allen
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-06-08
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1612789439
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Summary : Preaching the Manifold Grace of God is a two-volume work describing theologies of preaching from the historical and contemporary periods. Volume 1 focuses on historical theological families: Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist, Anglican/Episcopal, Wesleyan, Baptist, African American, Stone-Campbell, Friends, and Pentecostal. Volume 2 focuses on families that are evangelical, liberal, ...