3.1 Prioritize Missionary Discipleship

Healthy teams are teams that share genuine communion with our Lord and with each other. Healthy teams that share this communion are essential for the work of evangelization. Pope St. John Paul II reminds us in his pastoral letter Christifideles Laici that:

Evangelization Reversed

“Communion and mission are profoundly connected with each other, they interpenetrate and mutually imply each other, to the point that communion represents both the source and the fruit of mission: communion gives rise to mission and mission is accomplished in communion.”

By attending to the spiritual health of your Evangelization Team, you will ground all you do in discernment and this work toward the following vision point:

Grounded in Discernment: The pastor, staff and lay leaders prioritize prayer, formation and discernment in order to allow the Holy Spirit to inspire their evangelization efforts.

The Center for the New Evangelization encourages you to use the following Missionary Discipleship Plans to intentionally discern how to grow together as a community of missionary disciples.