Basic and Intermediate Missionary Discipleship Programs

Maryknoll's Missionary Discipleship Formation Program is for front line parish, campus and diocesan ministers and others interested in integrating global solidarity and mission into their spirituality, ministry and programs.  Drawing on our global experiences, we specialize in formation for catechists, teachers, deacons and parish leaders.

The Basic and Intermediate Programs each provide 5 hours of missionary discipleship formation based on Pope Francis' Joy of the Gospel / Evangelii Gaudium. Each can be offered over the course of one day, or two evenings.  They can be taken together or separately.  

The program is offered periodically at our Maryknoll mission centers in Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York.  However, we can come to you and offer the program at your school, parish or diocese.  

Utilizing the Pastoral Circle methodology of See-Judge-Act, the interactive program integrates Scripture and Church teaching to help participants:

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 Basic Program

The participant will be able to:

Intermediate Program

Building on the experiences and learnings from the Basic Program, the participant will be able to:

"Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love God in Christ Jesus:  we no longer say that we are 'disciples' and 'missionaries', but rather that we are always 'missionary disciples'." 

Pope Francis, Evangelii Guadium

Basic and Intermediate FAQs:

What other Missionary Discipleship programs do you offer?

What is Missionary Discipleship?  What is Pope Francis talking about?  We offer 90 minute to half day introductory workshops on missionary discipleship.  We also offer workshops on mission related topics and global solidarity.  

How is Catholic Social Teaching (Social Justice) an essential path of mission?  

Ready to take the next step as a missionary disciple and go deeper?  Join our annual seminar online.  Learn more...

What does it mean to have the spirituality of a missionary disciple, a person overflowing with joy who goes forth in gratitude to share the love and mercy of God that they have received with others, especially those who need it the most?  Learn more...

We can help get your whole parish on board as a community of missionary disciples.  

For More Information Contact:

Joy San Andres, Administrative Assistant

(650) 386-4434

Missionary Disciples Formation Programs help you:

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