Evangelize All Ministries exists to evangelize – to convert individual hearts to Christ through a personal proclamation of the Gospel and by inviting individuals to respond with their own “Yes.”
The Kerygma. Evangelize All Ministries promotes the “kerygma” – a personal proclamation of the Good News of Salvation. The kerygma is not theoretical, rhetorical or even primarily theological. Rather, it is real, personal and powerful.
The kerygma is the proclamation of God’s plan of salvation by one who has experienced God personally. It is the same proclamation of Peter and the apostles who walked with Jesus . It is the same proclamation of Paul who met Jesus on the road to Damascus. It is the same proclamation of the Church, preached for two thousand years by popes, canonized saints and by every Christian who has met Christ and said “Yes” to His Lordship.
“To proclaim fruitfully the Word of the Gospel one is first asked to have a profound experience of God.”
(Benedict XVI, Ubicumque et Semper)
The kerygma possesses the very power of the Holy Spirit. It has the power to radically convert even the most hardened heart. It has the power to recreate the soul in the image of our Triune God. It has the power to save.
The kerygma is extremely personal. Through its proclamation, Jesus Christ comes to each individual heart exactly where he or she is. Jesus says to that soul, “My Father formed you in love; He loves you right now, just as you are; and He has destined you for everlasting love.” But, in this love, God respects His gift of free will – the individual is free to embrace or reject this love.
The New Evangelization. Evangelize All Ministries promotes the New Evangelization first by answering the call for each of us to be evangelized and then to evangelize others. Evangelize All Ministries facilitates a personal encounter with Christ, promotes a living relationship with Christ, and challenges us to introduce Christ to others.
Evangelize All Ministries seeks a renewal of our Christian society through an individual renewal of heart. It utilizes effective means and language for (re)presenting the Gospel. Primarily, this is accomplished by lay people to other lay people through a sharing the Good News and witnessing to its effect in their own lives.
The Church’s evangelizing action … must constantly seek the proper means and language for presenting, or representing, to them God’s revelation and faith in Jesus Christ.
(Servant of God, Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 52)
Supporting Parishes, Dioceses and other Catholic Organizations. Through the day of renewal, small group meetings, ongoing formation, workshops and talks, Evangelize All Ministries assists parishes, dioceses and other Catholic organizations in their evangelization efforts.
The primary focus of Evangelize All Ministries is to promote and support the God Is! program – a day of renewal with follow-up formation for the attendees that is easily implemented in any parish, any where.
Evangelize All Ministries also facilitate retreats and workshops for staff and volunteers of dioceses, parishes and other organizations. Evangelize All Ministries personnel are also available to give talks before any size group on various evangelical, spiritual and catechetical topics.
Authentic Catholicism. Evangelize All Ministries embraces the authority and teaching of the Magisterium and submits to regular ecclesiastical guidance. It embraces and promotes the Sacraments and rich spiritual traditions of the Church. Recognizing their own weakness, Staff and volunteers are committed to daily prayer, regular reception of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, ongoing study of the faith and personal spiritual guidance. Have mercy on us Lord and protect us!
Speaking in Love. The staff and volunteers of Evangelize All Ministries are in love with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, seek to love God more every day, and are committed to share that love with all whom they encounter through this apostolate. They endeavor to share the fullness of truth professed by the Catholic Church in a loving, energetic and engaging fashion.
To learn more about the God Is! Day of Renewal, click here.