Forming Intentional Disciples Book
Score: 5
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Forming Intentional Disciples


  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612789439

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Forming Intentional Disciples 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 Book
Score: 5
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Forming Intentional Disciples


  • Author : Sherry Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612782287

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Forming Intentional Disciples 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 Book
Score: 5
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Forming Intentional Disciples


  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1612785905

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Forming Intentional Disciples Excerpt :

These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these trends for the United States:

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples Book
Score: 4
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Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples


  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell, Editor
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612783796

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Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples Excerpt :

"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 Francis, The Joy of the Gospel In her first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, Sherry Weddell, cofounder of the Catherine of Siena Institute, captured the attention of Catholics across the globe as she uncovered the life-changing power that accompanies the conscious decision to follow Jesus as his disciple. Now, in the groundbreaking Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, she has gathered together experienced leaders and collaborators whose exceptional field-tested wisdom and enthusiasm for transforming Catholic parishes into centers of discipleship and apostolic outreach is both inspiring and practical. The authors consider: The role of intercessory prayer in parish transformation How "fireside chats" can help a pastor connect with his parishioners and call them to personal discipleship and mission The co-responsibility of lay people andpastors in the work of making disciples The revolutionary impact of a discipleship approach to youth ministry How one parish successfully fostered a culture of intentional discipleship, and much more As Sherry asks in her own chapter, "Are we willing to answer the call and pay the price necessary to become a new generation of saints through which God can do extraordinary things in our time?"

Fruitful Discipleship Book

Fruitful Discipleship


  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612789743

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Fruitful Discipleship Excerpt :

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 discipleship unleashes these powerful gifts to produce fruit that lasts.

Making Missionary Disciples Book

Making Missionary Disciples


  • Author : Curtis Martin
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2019-03-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456632793

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Making Missionary Disciples Excerpt :

"I dream of a 'missionary option'... a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything..." Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium Do you have the same dream as Pope Francis? Would you like to see your parish, apostolate, or family flourishing in Christ like never before? In Making Missionary Disciples, Curtis Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), explores how to build a vibrant culture of faithfulness and fruitfulness. He doesn't just remind us how every disciple is called on mission to share the love and truth of Jesus Christ. He gives us practical ways to do this in our ordinary daily lives. • Know the three crucial habits of effective evangelization. • Grow in Divine Intimacy following the four essential practices to which the early disciples devoted themselves. • Learn the importance of becoming not only a disciple, but a missionary disciple. • Understand the three-phased "Method Modeled by the Master"--the approach to evangelization modeled for us by Jesus in the Gospels and rooted in Catholic magisterial teaching. Experience the transformation for which we all long--through Making Missionary Disciples.

The Activated Disciple Book

The Activated Disciple


  • Author : Jeff Cavins
  • Publisher : Ascension Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945179723

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The Activated Disciple Excerpt :

Are you ready to take your faith to the next level? If you yearn for a life that moves beyond believing and practicing your faith, if you want to radically live your faith, if you want a more profound relationship with Jesus Christ, then it is time for you to become an activated disciple. The Foundation of discipleship is imitation. True discipleship requires such a close relationship with God that every area of your life is transformed. It is about opening yourself to God and inviting him to dwell within you, becoming holy as he is holy, loving as he is loving, disciples of Christ become the instruments God employs to transform the world. - Move beyond simply believing and practicing your faith and begin radically living it! - Overcome obstacles that keep you from being the disciple you are made to be. - Be a positive influence and an instrument of transformation in the Church.

Rebuilt Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Rebuilt


  • Author : Michael White
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713873

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Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Start with Jesus Book

Start with Jesus


  • Author : Julianne Stanz
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780829448856

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2019 Best Book Awards, Finalist: Religion—Christianity 2020 Catholic Press Association, 3rd Place: Future Church 2020 International Book Awards, Winner: Religion—Christianity Take a moment and ask yourself: does every activity in my parish point more deeply to Jesus? Julianne Stanz wants to help you and your parish community make sure the answer to this question is a resounding, "Yes!" Serving parishes in her diocese as the Director of New Evangelization, Stanz has recognized a practical and motivational way to restructure a parish's mission – start with Jesus. Start with Jesus is a book about people, process, and culture, rather than an emphasis on quick fixes or unsustainable efforts. She aims to help regular people be transformed from the inside out by growing in relationship with Jesus Christ through individual and group experiences, thus transforming our parish communities. Start with Jesus will be an essential resource for decision-makers and thought-leaders in parishes, but its true strength lies in its value for the countless Catholics longing for peace, healing, and hope in the context of our parish communities. It will be an inspiration to Catholics who come to Mass each week, parents trying to instill the faith in their children, leaders searching for an effective and sustainable approach to parish renewal, and to all who are curious about developing a relationship with Jesus. ​

Liturgy and the New Evangelization Book

Liturgy and the New Evangelization


  • Author : Timothy P. O'Malley
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814637890

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Liturgy and the New Evangelization Excerpt :

In Liturgy and the New Evangelization, Timothy O’Malley provides a liturgical foundation to the church’s New Evangelization. He examines questions pastoral ministers must treat in order to foster the renewal of humanity that the New Evangelization seeks to promote. Drawing on narrative, as well as theological concepts in biblical, patristic, and systematic theology, O’Malley invites readers into a renewed experience of the liturgical life of the church, learning to practice the art of self-giving love for the renewal of the world.

I Once Was Lost Book
Score: 4.5
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I Once Was Lost


  • Author : Don Everts
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830875665

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I Once Was Lost Excerpt :

Don Everts and Doug Schaupp tell the stories of postmodern people who have come to follow Jesus. They describe the factors that influence how people shift in their perspectives and become open to the Gospel. They provide practical tools to help people enter the kingdom, as well as guidelines for how new believers can live out their Christian faith.

Real Life Discipleship Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

Real Life Discipleship


  • Author : Jim Putman
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617472688

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Real Life Discipleship Excerpt :

Is your church making disciples . . . who make disciples . . . who make disciples? Real-Life Discipleship explains what should happen in the life of every Christian and in every small group so that the church becomes an army of believers dedicated to seeing the world saved. With the overriding goal to train disciples who know how to make more disciples, this book offers proven tools and strategies from Real Life Ministries, one of America’s fastest-growing churches. In this book, you will learn: How to create churches that succeed and grow How to intentionally disciple believers in every stage of their spiritual development How to find and develop leaders in your church This book also contains these helpful features: A summary and profile of each stage of spiritual growth Recommended resources for disciple-makers Spiritual facts A presentation of the gospel Discover what the Bible says about true and effective discipleship with these strategies and practices in this great church resource.

Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry Book

Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry


  • Author : Eric Gallagher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 1519671903

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Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry Excerpt :

With over 40 years of combined youth ministry experience, Jim and Eric offer an approach to youth ministry that seeks to deepen the impact that youth ministry has in the church through discipleship. The book lays a foundation of understanding on what youth ministry is (or should be!), provides insights into many of the shifts happening in the Church, especially looking at the work of discipleship and the fruit it is bearing across the country, as well as providing a five step plan that parishes can use to begin shifting their youth ministry efforts to be more discipleship focused. More resources and information about the book and Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry can be found at DiscipleshipYM.com.

Made for Mission Book

Made for Mission


  • Author : Tim Glemkowski
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1681924587

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Made for Mission Excerpt :

Author and speaker Tim Glemkowski offers four keys to a radical change in parish culture, and outlines a simple strategy for evangelization that every parish can use. It is a must-read for Catholic clergy, lay parish staff, anyone working in ministry, and any dedicated parishioner who is passionate about renewing the Church.