This binder is meant to serve as a practical resource and guide for parishes to help pace themselves through the processes involved in putting on encounter opportunities, forming a discipleship group ministry, creating welcoming environments and establishing a parish-based intercessory prayer team. These four elements of parish life will lay the solid groundwork for the bishop’s next phase of our response to the call for a New Evangelization.
Please name them here: ____________________________________________________
This person is responsible for scheduling meetings for the pastoral team and keeping tabs on the progress of these initiatives. He or she will also serve as the liaison to the Office of New Evangelization and oversee the reporting of data related to this binder in www.doldata.com . Ideally, pastoral teams will meet once a week but no less than once a month.
Who is on the pastoral team?
A pastoral team should have an evangelization focus. The pastoral team might be enhanced by including members of your evangelization team if you have one.
Big Picture Checklist
Date to be Completed:
☐ Intercessory Prayer Ministry
☐ Discipleship Groups
☐ Encounter Opportunities
The presence of these ministries in your parish will greatly support the continued work of retrieving the fallen away (lost sheep) and inviting home the unbaptized.