Advanced Missionary Disciples Formation Seminar
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.
Constants in Context, Bevans & Schroeder
The Mission of God and Postmodern Culture, Sivalon
Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis
Redemptoris Missio, Pope John Paul II