In her first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, Sherry Weddell, cofounder of the Catherine of Siena Institute, captured the attention of Catholics across the globe as she uncovered the life-changing power that accompanies the conscious decision to follow Jesus as his disciple.
Now, in the groundbreaking Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, she has gathered together experienced leaders and collaborators whose exceptional field-tested wisdom and enthusiasm for transforming Catholic parishes into centers of discipleship and apostolic outreach is both inspiring and practical.
The authors consider:
- The role of intercessory prayer in parish transformation
- How "fireside chats" can help a pastor connect with his parishioners and call them to personal discipleship and mission
- The co-responsibility of lay people andpastors in the work of making disciples
- The revolutionary impact of a discipleship approach to youth ministry
- How one parish successfully fostered a culture of intentional discipleship, and much more
As Sherry asks in her own chapter, "Are we willing to answer the call and pay the price necessary to become a new generation of saints through which God can do extraordinary things in our time?"