Discipleship & Leadership Development Mission Team
The Discipleship & Leadership Development Mission Team seeks to form disciples and missionary leaders across the diocese with an infectious, missionary zeal that will win souls for Jesus Christ. At the heart of our call to become disciples is to:
- Grow in relationship with Jesus - Discover Jesus
- Learn from Him - Follow Jesus
- Deepen our love for his body, the Catholic Church - Worship Jesus
- Take that love out into the world to share it with others - Share Jesus
This team will provide for the growth of all leaders in spiritual maturity through an introduction to the great spiritual treasury of the Church. It will identify, train and inspire missionary leaders who form disciples and missionary leaders of others.
Mission Team Leaders
As part of the Discipleship and Leadership Development Mission team, the Office of Discipleship seeks to inspire and form disciples to become missionary leaders who share the Gospel throughout the world.
We provide formation in discipleship and missionary discipleship through our:
- Support for parish and school discipleship efforts
- Catholic Evangelization Studies Courses (4 courses in total)
- Discipleship Formation Seminars for parish and school leaders
- “Disciples on the Way” network for all interested in learning and grow as disciples
- Discipleship Newsletter providing practical support and spiritual insights to “Discover, Follow, Worship and Share Jesus”
- In-services, workshops and mentoring in discipleship formation
The Office of the Diaconate seeks to serve the Diocese by the full expression of Holy Orders. Specifically, to have deacons who are “…men who desire to encounter the Lord, who receive his love as their way of being and who carry his capacity to listen for pain in the human heart all the while knowing where relief for that pain is found within the Church.” Deacons provide a ministry of accompaniment, being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others...expectantly…in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey. The deacon walks with the marginalized, helping them make gradual steps toward restored sacramental communion. The formation arm of the Office of the Diaconate exists to assist in the discernment, formation and accompaniment of candidates for diaconal service to the church of the Diocese of Green Bay.
As part of the Discipleship and Leadership Development Mission team, the Office of Lay Leader Formation accompanies the baptized in their response to God’s call to be missionary disciples, specifically assisting those who are discerning a call to lay leadership in the Catholic Church. This Office provides formation for ministerial leaders committed to service in parishes throughout the Diocese of Green Bay through the Emmaus Program and the Discípulos de Cristo Program.
As part of the Discipleship and Leadership Formation Mission Team, the Office of Clergy and Pastoral Leaders helps form leaders of parishes to love Jesus and share Him with others. We provide experiences to teach leadership and encounter God. In this way, leaders of parishes grow closer to Jesus and the people of God. And through communication like this website, priests, deacons and pastoral leaders become more accountable to Him and their people.
The Office of Vocations is responsible for the promotion of discovering God's particular call for disciples in the Diocese of Green Bay. Of the four particular vocations, the emphasis for this Office is on priestly vocations and providing pastors for our parishes. The Vocation Director and his team helps bring awareness to the call to the priesthood within the Diocese as well as working the seminarians in formation to become priests.