In 2014, the Diocese of Green Bay launched a process into the new evangelization called “Disciples on the Way”. The goal of “Disciples on the Way” is the renewal of each person and in turn, our parishes through discovering Jesus, following Jesus, worshipping Jesus and sharing Jesus.
In “Disciples on the Way”, Bishop Ricken remarks that “Pope Francis is urging all of us to reach out; to be deeply rooted in prayer by developing an intimate friendship with Jesus Christ. He asks us to share the fruits of the spiritual intimacy we have with Jesus with everyone in our lives, so others see the joy of Christ shining forth in us. Joy comes from living a life fully rooted in Christ so that ‘it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me, the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me’ (Galatians 2:20).”
Discover Jesus invites all to encounter Jesus Christ and the abundant mercy, hope and love he has for each one of us. Jesus invites us, just as he invites all people to “come and see” (Jn. 1:39) Him and His Body, the Catholic Church. We are focused on awakening hearts and developing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through a renewed encounter with the Gospel, by sharing our stories of faith and growing in prayer.
Discipleship Formation Seminar
The Discipleship Formation Seminar is an annual event designed to help leaders understand the opportunities and challenges in forming disciples of Jesus and the connection between evangelization, catechesis, education, parish life and mission within the discipleship process.
The Discipleship Formation Seminar focuses on discovering and following Jesus. This is further deepened through the Alpha small faith-sharing experience.
Discover Jesus Handouts
In 2017, we started our journey focusing on "Discover Jesus." A resource library for this element is accessible here.
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Ministry Resource: Alpha
Alpha is series of interactive sessions designed to dynamically present the Gospel and the essentials of Christian faith in a way that reaches the hearts of men and women. Alpha builds on the Discipleship Formation Seminar by helping people grow in their own journey as disciples.
Catholic Evangelization Studies Course