Relational ministry is changing the way pastors, staff and parishioners envision the goals of Church life.
The staff and pastor of St. Brigid’s in San Diego gathered to face “the unpleasant truth that people have been leaving the parish for quite some time,” said Deacon Mike Daniels. “Each year our numbers have declined for about a decade.”
Within one year of forming an Alliance with the EC, St Brigid went from having 30 people in small groups to 350 people. EC trained lay leaders and their small groups are reaching out to people in the pews, who’ve left the Church, or never been churched at all.
It’s working: Not satisfied to accept decline, St. Brigid parish turned the tide to renewal:
The EC partners with 25 parishes around the country bringing the Good News to nearly 1400 people in parishioner-led evangelization small groups.
Smart strategies and person-to-person evangelization are transforming college and university campus ministry nationwide.
“We know we want to reach more people but we don’t know how” said Fr. Jon Seda of Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish and Student Center at Iowa State University (STA).
“I have two degrees in theology but the practical steps of how do you draw people into a close relationship with Christ… with the Church aren’t things that a lot of us really have…”
Within one year of becoming an EC Alliance ministry, STA is reaching students who don’t come to church.
“God is really working on our campus! People are starting to come and they’re starting to open up to Him again and it’s awesome!” Katelyn Swartz, ISU student
“We have men breaking down the doors to get involved – this just doesn’t happen in ministry…. If you want to be formed yourself and know how to evangelize, absolutely have an Alliance with the EC!” Emily Klaus, Campus Minister, Saint Thomas Aquinas Student Center
It can happen on your campus, too. Let’s do it together.
The EC partners with 63 campuses around the country bringing the Good News to nearly 2000 people in student-led evangelization small groups.
Diocesan leadership equipped as evangelization experts change the status quo. They have the skills and knowledge to train local parish staff and lay leaders for mission. That changes everything.
Let’s be honest. Many parishes are struggling to be relevant in today’s world. We can help you turn the tide. With a compelling plan that communicates the heart of the Father coupled with the right leadership, we can breathe new life into your diocese through intentional relationships with parishes.
We teach you evangelization strategy and skills that draw upon and translate the patrimony of the Church into proven real-world applications. We equip you to inspire, train, and support parishes to shift from a maintenance to a mission model of ministry.
“The formation of the lay faithful must be placed among the priorities of a diocese.” Pope St. John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 58.
The EC partners with dioceses around the country bringing the Good News to people through parishioner-led evangelization small groups and one-on-one apprenticing relationships.