Moving As Disciples Formed in God’s Word!

    1. Understand the Kerygma, Greek for “proclamation”: “It is first in a qualitative sense because it is the principal proclamation, the one which we must hear again and again in different ways, the one which we must announce one way or another throughout the process of catechesis, at every level and moment” (EG, #164).
    2. Communicate the Kerygma, as given by Pope Francis, from Evangelli Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel: “Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you” (EG, #164).
    3. Learn More about the Kerygma: The Kerygma: School of Evangelization Encountering Jesus: Renewal Ministries:,
    4. Understand Catholic Interpretation of the Bible:
    5. Incorporate Lectio divina, personally and in community, for praying, learning, and understanding the Gospel in a deep and more personal way:
    6. Use the Faith-Sharing Brochure from the Archdiocese of Dubuque Office of Worship, The Catholic Faith-Sharing Process: Growth in Holiness, to explore the Gospel in a very imaginative way:
    7. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Five Thresholds of Conversion:; Discussion Guide:; Small Faith-Sharing Resources: Five Steps to Becoming an Intentional Disciple by Mark Shea:
    8. Choose Parish Programs based on the Kerygma:
      Lectio divina: 

      Awakening Faith or Seeking Christ by Paulist Evangelization Ministries: faith/

      Catholic Evangelization Outreach:

      Christlife: Catholic Ministry for Evangelization,,

      Formed: Augustine Institute:

      the Evangelical Catholic:,

      Alpha for Catholics:

      St. Paul Street Evangelization:

    9. Encourage Daily Scripture and Prepare for Sunday by reading, reflecting on, and praying about the Gospel during the week:
    10. Choose Bible Studies appropriate to small group participant’s needs: and check with the Archdiocesan Resource Center for the newest offerings: