Hello Catholic Evangelists!
Here are some training videos that teach the basics of the SPSE method of non-confrontational evangelization. We’ve found this method very successful and you can get started with the basics right away!
Start with the above Primer – This is especially good for those who have not evangelized with us before. Maybe you are nervous about getting out there and maybe you just want a quick primer before you hit the streets. This video isn’t a substitute for the Introduction to Evangelization course in our school. It’s important for you to receive that ongoing formation to go deeper in these subjects. But, it’s enough to get you started so you don’t have to wait to evangelize until you go through all our training. We want you to strike while the iron is hot, while that zeal of the Holy Spirit is within you. So, that is what the Primer video is for, to get ready for your first outing or two.
Lesson 1: The Basics
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.
1.2 Introduction: Mercy for Sinners
1.3 What Is Evangelization?
1.4 Witness of Life and Proclamation with Words
1.5 Prayer and Four-Step Method
1.6 Final Thoughts
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.
LESSON 1.6 READING AUDIO
1.7 Practical Activity
1.8 Study Questions
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#1 Be Holy
#2 Know the Basics
#3 Love the People you Evangelize
#4 Exude Joy
#5 Give Away Rosaries and Miraculous Medals
#6 Learn some Bible Verses
#7 Proclaim the Gospel
#8 Pray Out Loud with People
#9 Give People “One Good Reason”
#10 Things to Avoid
Bonus: 10 Ways to Evangelize While Shopping
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What Is Evangelization?
Who Leads a St. Paul Street Evangelization Team?
Testimonies of the Kerygma
Inviting Someone Onto your Evangelization Team
How to Do Spiritual Battle for Souls
Basic Evangelization Strategies (Short Version)
A Virtual Visit with Dr. Ray
Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends
State of Grace: How to Get People to Heaven
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Catholic Faith
Evangelizing Other Faiths: Judaism
Evangelizing Other Faiths: Islam
Preparing for the Return: Parish Hospitality Post-Quarantine
Calling for Prayers: How to Minister by Telephone
Faith and Social Distancing: How to Evangelize in a Pandemic
Healing in Evangelization Training Webinar
“One Good Reason” Apologetics Webinar
How to Become a Saint Indoors: The Inescapable Presence of God
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