Who is not at the table?

Advanced Missionary Disciples Formation Seminar

look for our next Advanced Program in 2022!

4:30pm - 6pm PDT | 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT| 6:30pm - 8pm CDT | 7:30pm - 9pm EDT

As missionary disciples who are called to go beyond our comfort zone we must ask ourselves these questions: Who is at our table(s), and who is not? Why? And for those at the table: who are we listening to and why? How are we growing in relationship with Christ when so many have been placed to the side, behind or in some case, never invited?

Join us for our Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Program to take an intentional and intersectional look at our current realities locally and globally, discern what the Spirit is calling us towards: to practice this distanced reality of being a community of missionary disciples and to bring together those segregated tables to make room for the great banquet!

This Seminar will be a full collaborative and interactive process with shared reflection, break out room conversation, community prayer, and more.

We ask that you commit to live participation in all sessions. Prerequisite: In order for you to participate you must have completed one of Maryknoll’s Missionary Discipleship Formation Programs or other similar formation (inquire to learn more):

Dr. Walter Hidalgo at: whidalgo@maryknoll.org

A committed missionary knows the joy of being a spring which spills over and refreshes others. Only the person who feels happiness in seeking the good of others, in desiring their happiness, can be a missionary. Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium 272.

The Christian identity card is joy, the Gospel’s joy, the joy of having been chosen by Jesus, saved by Jesus, regenerated by Jesus; the joy of that hope that Jesus is waiting for us, the joy that - even with the crosses and sufferings we bear in this life - is expressed in another way, which is peace in the certainty that Jesus accompanies us, is with us. Pope Francis

Go deeper in your understanding of mission and evangelization.

Continue to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach and inspire others to live out their own call as missionary disciples.

Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Seminars include:

  • A deeper look at the mission narrative from our Scriptural and historical foundations to better understand our own response to God's invitation to participate in the mission of love

  • An examination of mission within our own context and culture and how that relates and connects to a more global understanding of mission grounded in solidarity.

  • How to grow in our own identity as a missionary and encourage and support a spirituality grounded in mission for others

  • How to become more effective and engaging in forming others to respond to their own baptismal call to mission

  • Best practices for developing mission education components and programs at the school, parish and diocesan level

Upon successful completion the participant will have:

    • Developed a deeper understanding of mission, their own identity as a mission educator and continued to develop a spirituality based on global solidarity

    • Advanced competence to do mission education presentations and incorporate mission into curricula and programs

    • Confidence to assist other parish ministers to incorporate mission into their identity and programs

    • Training necessary to become an instructor of Module One Basic Mission Education Training Session (above).


  • Successful completion of the Basic Mission Education Training Program (see above) or equivalent mission education training or experience.

Program Format: Online Webinar via ZOOM

Preparatory Texts:

  • Constants in Context, Bevans & Schroeder

  • The Mission of God and Postmodern Culture, Sivalon

  • Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis

  • Redemptoris Missio, Pope John Paul II