“New evangelization cannot mean: immediately attracting the large masses that have distanced themselves from the Church by using new and more refined methods.
New evangelization means: never being satisfied with the fact that from the grain of mustard seed, the great tree of the Universal Church grew…rather, it means to dare, once again and with the humility of the small grain, to leave up to God the when and how it will grow.” (Mark 4:26-29)
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger/Benedict XVI,
Address to Catechists and Religion Teachers
Jubilee of Catechists, 12 December 2000
Our approach to evangelization is one to one; face to face. While we hope to bring many souls to Christ we do it one at a time with care and attention to each person. The joy of evangelization is to witness up close the transformation of a life that opens to Jesus and the message of the Gospel.
In response to the Great Commission we go out to seek seekers. We go to the campuses, the workplaces, the spaces where people gather. Our approach can be described as Bring, Build, Send.
|We invite young people to experience the Gospel in a new way by engaging them in a friendly, open dialogue. At first they might be confrontational, resistant or indifferent. But with time they experience genuine care and begin to trust. As they get more comfortable, we invite them into a vibrant faith community. Our evangelization, then, is a conversation that leads to conversion; a conversion that leads to communion.|
| Among those who participate in our ministries we offer any who are willing the training needed to become disciples of Jesus Christ. We equip leaders and teach teachers, using ministry programs as a training ground for raising up a new generation of evangelists and leaders for the Church.
| Once we’ve mentored these young people we send them out to share what they’ve experienced with others. We like the image of an eagle's nest. It's a place where young Christians are fed and then prepared to soar on the wings of the Spirit.