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Introduction to Evangelization

This is the Basic Evangelization Training Video Series, module one. Basic Evangelization Training (BET) is one of the most effective short courses on evangelization in the Church today. Catholics who have taken the course and applied its tools and methods have sown the seeds of the Gospel with tens of thousands of people. Thousands have responded and have borne fruit—thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold (cf. Mt 23:1-8). This training is for all Catholic disciples, not just street evangelists.

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Lesson 1: The Basics

1.1 Summary

Evangleization

Evangelization means “to proclaim the good news.” The good news is that God genuinely and passionately desires the salvation of sinners. Evangelization proclaims this mercy, for evangelization is the proclamation of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Messiah (the Savior and King anointed by God) who came to effectively deliver mankind from all forms of slavery, especially the worst forms of slavery, slavery to the devil and to sin. He did this through His death and resurrection which won forgiveness and new life for us; as disciples of Jesus we are sent to proclaim this and call all to accept salvation into eternal life through living a new life of faith in Him. Evangelists must proclaim the good news both through the witness of a holy life, and through words spoken in love.

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Mary Healy

Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy is chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

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1.2 Introduction: mercy for sinners

Dr. Mary Healy talks about God’s mercy for sinners

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1.3 What is evangelization?

Dr. Mary Healy discusses the meaning of evangelization and the basic message of the Gospel

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1.4 Witness of life and proclamation with words

Dr. Mary Healy discusses the evangelical importance of holiness and preaching

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1.5 Prayer and four-step method

Dr. Mary Healy discusses the importance of prayer and the four-step model of evangelization used by SPEI

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1.6 Final thoughts

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Who are evangelists? They are disciples of Jesus. They are sent out. They bring peace. They spend time with people they evangelize – they eat and drink with them. They heal the sick. They proclaim the gospel. The evangelist presents the Way of Life, the Way that follows Christ, with the promises of the Holy Spirit in this life, and eternal life in the next; and he warns of the way of death, the way that follows the devil and his fallen angels, with the consequences of vanity and falsehood in this life, and eternal death in the next. To access the full lesson, please click the lesson reading button below.

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1.7 Practical activity

Patrick Brennan challenges you to do the first practical activity of this training course

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1.8 Study questions

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