Parish evangelization process diagram

How It Works

We bring a proven and effective retreat - the Light of the World Catholic Retreat - to your parish, and train your own parishioners to run it. Then we help your parish develop and implement a comprehensive evangelization strategy, fed by the fruits of the retreat.

Overview

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Phase 1

Three Retreats

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Phase 2

Evangelization Process

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Phase 1

Three Retreats

Overview

We send a dedicated team of evangelizers - intentional disciples from parishes across the country - who train your parish to run your first Light of the World Retreat. As a direct and immediate fruit of the retreat, you will begin to develop your own team of evangelizers from your parish. Our team stays with you for your first three retreats, which is usually about 1 1/2 years. During that time, we gradually transfer leadership from our team to your parish team.

1st Retreat

We'll send a four-member team to your parish to completely run your first Light of the World Retreat for you, with just a little administrative assistance on your part. This allows your parishioners to “live” the retreat first.

2nd Retreat

Two of our team members will combine with a handful of select retreatants from your first retreat to run your second Light of the World Retreat, about six months later. You'll also be recruiting a dedicated Retreat Coordinator from your parish during this time, who will be trained on the administrative side of the process.

3rd Retreat

Your parish will run your third Light of the World Retreat mostly on your own, another six months later, with one of our consultants on-site.

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Phase 2

Evangelization Process

Parish evangelization process diagram

Overview

Parishes need a strategy for evangelization. The Light of the World Retreat provides a solid foundation for the beginning of a game-changing evangelization process at your parish. We provide the first two stages of the evangelization process directly. Then we help you build out the other stages in your evangelization strategy by connecting your parish with other Catholic organizations.

Stage 1: Encounter

The Light of the World Retreat is the engine that kick-starts and perpetually powers your evangelization process. Retreatants have the opportunity to experience a life-changing personal encounter with Jesus Christ. The retreat fulfills the first stage of the evangelization process.

Stage 2: Community

The Light of the World Retreat comes with a fully integrated, post-retreat small group program. After the retreat weekend, retreatants have the opportunity to join a small group that meets on a regular basis in their homes. The last day of the retreat is dedicated in large part to the formation of these groups. These groups fulfill the second stage of the evangelization process.

Evangelization Process

With the first two stages firmly in place, and your own growing team of evangelized, intentional disciples, you'll be ready to tackle the rest of the evangelization process. We have knowledge, experience, and connections with the most effective resources, programs, and Catholic organizations available. Pulling from the collective experiences of hundreds of parishes all across the country, we'll help you develop a comprehensive evangelization process customized for your parish.

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