Bringing Christ to Others, Person-to-Person
Leisa Anslinger (Catechetical Leader Volume 26 #4, July 2015)
The Catechist as Disciple
Jo Rotunno (Catechetical Leader, Volume 25 #5, September 2014)
Creating New Witnesses for the New Evangelization
Terrie Baldwin (Catechetical Leader Volume 24 #1, January 2013)
Effective Witness Formation: Developing Catechists for the New Evangelization
Jared Dees (Catechetical Leader, Volume 25 #2, March 2014)
Immersed in Christ
Becky Eldredge (Catechetical Leader Volume 24 #4, July 2013)\
Leading to Christ
Dan Ebener and Luke Ebener (Catechetical Leader Volume 24 #4, July 2013)
Who, Me, Be an Evangelist
Katrina Rae Daughenbaugh (Catechetical Leader Volume 26 #4, July 2015)
Being the Light of Faith - Lumen Fidei and the New Evangelization
Donald McCrabb (Catholic Apostolate Center)
Pope Francis' first encyclical is a shining example of the New Evangelization in action. It re-proposes what it means to be Catholic today and how Catholics are to be in the world - as witness, as leaven, and as servant. The webinar explores the basic themes of Lumen Fidei and what they means for young adults in the Church today.
Building a Better Disciple
Jonathan Sullivan and the Office of Catechesis, Diocese of Springfield
Building a Better Disciple is a free webinar series sponsored by the Office for Catechesis of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Topics include: Jesus: The Face of Discipleship; Scripture and Tradition: The Boundaries of Discipleship; Christian Community: The Foundation of Discipleship; Liturgy and Prayer: The Engine of Discipleship; Vocation and Mission: The Aim of Discipleship.
Catholic Speakers Online
Paulist Evangelization Ministries
The Catholic Speakers Online series, hosted by Paulist Evangelization Ministries since September 2006 provides a variety of presentations by national leaders focusing on various dimensions and aspects of evangelization. The most recent presentations include the following topics:
Creating Vibrant Evangelizing Parishes
Fr. Frank DeSiano and Fr. Kenneth Boyack
This 2013 webinar focuses on the parish through the lens of the Synod on the New Evangelizatio and highlights key strategies that the Synod proposed to enable parishioners to encounter Christ more deeply and witness to their faith.
Equipping Catechetical Leaders to Deliver Evangelizing Faith Formation
Tom Quinlan (Diocese of Joliet)
This webinar is designed to help leaders explore important aspects of catechetical ministry through the lens of evangelization. The three topics considered are: Helping Catechists Take on the Mind, Heart and Function of Evangelizers; Sacrament Preparation as Key Evangelizing Opportunity - Starting with Baptism! and Evangelizing Families Today: Engaging Parents As Partners in Faith Formation. Tom provides both vision and practical suggestions in each segment for how to build ministry that is transformative.
Engaging Young Adults in the New Evangelization
Mark Berchem (NET Ministries)
This webinar explores one of the greatest challenges for the Church today: how to engage our young adult population in the Church's mission of evangelization. How can we, as a Church, tap into the young adult population and invite them to take their place in the New Evangelization? In this dynamic three-part presentation, drawing from his experience with NET Ministries, Mark details six characteristics that should be present in an apostolate to enhance its attractiveness to young adults as well as five prerequisites that serve as good framework for designing formative training programs to prepare young adults for evangelistic service.
Evangelization & Year of Faith
Paulist Evangelization Ministries
Paulist Evangelization Ministries has created a series of webinars celebrating The Year of Faith focusing on the ways Catholics can share their faith more vibrantly and reach out to seekers and those disconnected from the faith. Resources that can assist Catholics in becoming more committed evangelizers are also showcased.
The New Evangelization Series
United States Catholic Conference
The New Evangelization is a series of webinars focusing on different aspects of the "New Evangelization." The webinar topics and presenters were approved by the Bishops Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis and the Bishop Chair of the Bishops Committee on Catholic Education.
The New Evangelization: Why Bother? (Three Parts)
Dr. Ralph Martin
There is a lot of talk in the Church today about the "new evangelization." But what exactly is it? And why, really, should we engage in it? There are many reasons given for its importance but one of the most important is rarely mentioned: many peoples' eternal salvation is at stake. In the climate of a vague "universalism" which presumes that virtually everybody will be saved, what does Vatican II really teach about this most important reality?
Pope Francis on Faith & Evangelization
Jared Dees (Ave Maria Press Webinar, 2014)
In the first year of his papacy, Pope Francis gave us two incredible documents to read, study, and apply to our daily lives. Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith) offers an overview and reflection on the meaning of faith and how it is important in the life of the Church and in the lives of individual Christians. Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) is a call to arms for the Christian faithful to step out of their comfort zones and become missionary disciples and spirit-filled evangelizers. The webinar is divided into two parts: First, Jared will summarize and elaborate on the key points of both documents in a short overview that could easily be shared or adapted for parish presentations of these documents. In the second part of the webinar, Jared will point out specific ways parish ministers can apply these documents to the way they carry out their work as pastors, DREs, catechists, teachers, faith formation leaders, retreat leaders, and parents.
Video Training Programs
Handing on Faith in the 21st Century
relit: The Heart of Evangelization
The relit: The Heart of Evangelization training program consists of a DVD set, in which Michael Dopp(M.Div., STL) presents an engaging series of talks meant to provide formation in the art of evangelization. The accompanying study guide will provide topical outlines, vocabulary and key information for each participant. relit: The Heart of Evangelization relit forms participants theologically, spiritually, and practically so that they can be active evangelists in the Church.
Seven Great Qualities of a New Evangelist