Enhancing Adult Faith Formation with Small Faith Groups and FORMED

Enhancing Adult Faith Formation with Small Faith Groups and FORMED

Hear all about how Holy Redeemer Parish in Vancouver, Washington uses books like Dr. Edward Sri’s The Art of Living and complementary video content available on FORMED to run parish book discussion groups and increase FORMED enrollment.

Mark MacKenzie will join us to discuss how Holy Redeemer’s popular book study program involves people in the life of the parish and enriches adult faith formation.  Mark will also address the topic of innovation in parish programs generally, and the rewards of grace and stronger community that follow from wisely discerned parish program innovation.

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Growing FORMED in Your Parish: Using the New Eternal Rest Program

Growing FORMED in Your Parish: Using the New Eternal Rest Program

John Essegian and Tony Merenda have helped their parish, St. John Paul II in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, understand how to make the most of FORMED. John and Tony can help you with tips about how to use FORMED resources across parish ministries and how to increase FORMED registration across your parish.

Recently, John and Tony hosted a very successful in-person parish program featuring Eternal Rest, a new four-part series from FORMED. Eternal Rest asks and answers the big questions Catholics have about death and dying and equips Catholics to think about and prepare for death in the light of Jesus Christ, the author of life.

Learn how John and Tony planned a two-night Eternal Rest event that drew so many parishioners together in faith.

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Cast Your Evangelical Net Wide with FORMED

Cast Your Evangelical Net Wide with FORMED

Get to know Barbara Austin, director of evangelization at St. Mark Church in Fallston, Maryland. Hear how St. Mark makes fruitful use of FORMED for family faith formation, sacramental preparation, adult Bible study, and men’s and women’s groups.

Barbara joins the Augustine Institute’s Brian Truckenbrod and Eric Robinson on this special Parish Leader Webinar.  Hear tactics and tips from Barbara about using FORMED to cast the widest of evangelization nets in a diverse, dynamic parish.  “Every fish isn’t in the same pond,” says Barbara. “We’re using FORMED to offer every person in this parish a pathway to grow in their faith, to draw closer to Christ.”

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Firing Up Parishioners’ Faith with The Search: Fr. Jeff Gubbiotti

Firing Up Parishioners’ Faith with The Search: Fr. Jeff Gubbiotti

A campfire sprang into the pastor’s mind as a place of comfort and conversation.  That thought led to the image of tongues of fire, hearkening to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. From there, the idea evolved quickly into a plan for a faith-filled, yet fun and relaxing evening for parishioners.  Hear from Fr. Jeff Gubbiotti about how he used The Search and other resources on FORMED to craft outreach programs to both the men and the women of his parish and community. Brian Truckenbrod and Susan Murray of the Augustine Institute will welcome Fr. Jeff to the webinar.

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Sharing the Gospel with the Millennial Generation

Sharing the Gospel with the Millennial Generation

Taylor Kemp, former professional soccer player, graduate of the Augustine Institute Graduate School, and FORMED Platform Manager, discusses evangelizing millennials.

Taylor discusses some principles he has learned through evangelizing athletes and his millennial peers, the need to present the Gospel in a compelling way and as a competing vision to the reality many today are living in, and other key pastoral insights.

The Augustine Institute’s Brian Truckenbrod hosts the conversation featuring recommendations for how today’s Catholic parish can evangelize to this storied cohort.

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How Can a Parish Set the Hearts and Souls of Young Adults on Fire?

How Can a Parish Set the Hearts and Souls of Young Adults on Fire?

In 2018, Jimmy Ludwig and his friend Joe Vicario, both now 23 years old, were young, Catholic adults who wanted to grow in their own faith, serve others, and build up the Church.  Together, they founded the Catching Fire ministry for young adults in Cleveland, Ohio. Today Catching Fire welcomes dozens of Cleveland-area young adults who want to be connected with their Catholic faith and brothers and sisters as they start careers, families, and vocations.

Hear Jimmy and Joe’s all-in, from the ground-up, faith-filled story about starting a ministry that welcomes, includes, and engages young adults on this Augustine Institute Parish Leader Weekly Webinar.

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