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Round Up: Holy Week at Home Resources

The Evangelical Catholic  |  April 3, 2020

Liturgical Press Holy Week at Home is a resource for individual and family prayer. While not intended to replace Holy Week liturgies, these prayers allow for ritual experiences when public celebration…

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I’ve been doing remote ministry for 6 years. Here’s what you need to know.

The Evangelical Catholic  |  April 1, 2020

By Julie Rose, Ministry Specialist As a ministry specialist with The Evangelical Catholic, I serve ministries remotely by coaching and training an on-the-ground Point Person who in turn trains people…

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Best Practice: InterVarsity’s Online Ministry Page

The Evangelical Catholic  |  March 31, 2020

Check out InterVarsity’s Ministering Online through COVID-19 page. It has an inspiring message, basic Zoom tutorials, as well as webinars and outlines for leader gatherings and small group meetings. We’ve…

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Best Practice: Simple, Personal Outreach Goes a Long Way

The Evangelical Catholic  |  March 24, 2020

By Andre Lesperance, Senior Ministry Consultant The other day I got an eight-word text from a priest I know named Fr. Patrick. I would consider Fr. Patrick a friendly acquaintance—not…

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Best Practice: Offertory during Simulcast Mass

The Evangelical Catholic  |  March 19, 2020

We love the way the Duke Catholic Center is live streaming their Sunday Masses. They are well done with high-quality videos and multiple angles to hold the audience’s attention. Even…

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10 Tips for Better Conversation

The Evangelical Catholic  |  November 22, 2019

Below are some tips for improving our conversational skills, which strengthen our relationships and help us to eventually hear the faith stories of our friends. Prompting conversation and listening well…

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5 Tips for Motivating Change

The Evangelical Catholic  |  July 15, 2019

For most new disciples, following Jesus inspires changes in habits and attitudes as we conform ourselves to Christ. If you are meeting with someone regularly to establish them in their…

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Why Make Disciples One-on-One?

The Evangelical Catholic  |  July 8, 2019

Changes in society, religious education, family, and the Church require that what happened organically within thick social/cultural settings of an earlier age (perhaps) now must be done deliberately. Even practicing…

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Launching a Small Group Discussion

The Evangelical Catholic  |  July 1, 2019

Before you start asking your small group any of the three types of questions, help the group warm up by planning a launching discussion. The general goal of the small…

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One-Time Conversion or Ongoing Transformation?

Kendra McClelland  |  June 24, 2019

As Catholics we sometimes recoil at this kind of talk. Our experience grounds us in a more communal, sacramental, and gradual process of initiation rites and sanctification, beginning at baptism…

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