Forming Disciples in Mission
- A Workshop in Evangelization
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFMCap, Archbishop of Boston
The Catholic Church is called to do many things but our primary task is to evangelize. Knowing who Jesus is, making a decision to follow Him, and spreading the Good News of the Gospel is the call of all Catholics. We can no longer leave this task to someone else — or leave it undone. Jesus calls all of us to discipleship. Forming Disciples in Mission and Forming Leaders for Mission provide a framework and tools to become better disciples of Christ and lead others on their journey of discipleship.
Edward Trendowski, Director of Office of Faith Formation, Diocese of Providence
The Forming Disciples in Mission workshop offers the formation needed to help commissioned disciples become missionary disciples — Catholics who receive Jesus in the Eucharist and go out and share the faith with others. Drawing on official Church documents, contemporary research, and practical insights, participants are given the opportunity to think with the mind of the Church regarding evangelization and are given opportunities to practice sharing the faith in a relaxed setting.
Joe Bezzina, Director of Pastoral Services, Diocese of London, Ontario
The Forming Disciples in Mission workshop gave our pastoral teams of our diocese a common language and a framework of practical skills for forming intentional disciples of Jesus. The skills, attitudes, and knowledge offered in the workshop affirmed our good practices and provided new insights for us as we promote the work of the New Evangelization. The team members from the Archdiocese of Boston were witnesses to what we are called to be: disciples with burning hearts!