Introduction to Evangelization Video Series

These courses introduce the fundamentals of evangelization. Topics include the basic meaning of evangelization, identifying the kerygma, how to give personal testimony, the spiritual life of the evangelist, and more. Introduction to Evangelization is the first part of the larger Basic Evangelization Training video series.
 


INTRO VIDEO

Presented by Patrick Brennan

These courses introduce the fundamentals of evangelization. Topics include the basic meaning of evangelization, identifying the kerygma, how to give personal testimony, the spiritual life of the evangelist, and more. Introduction to Evangelization is the first part of the larger Basic Evangelization Training video series.

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COURSE 1

EVANGELIZATION: THE BASICS

Presented by Mary Healy

Evangelization means “to proclaim the good news.” The good news is that God genuinely and passionately desires the salvation of sinners.

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COURSE 2

INTRO TO THE KERYGMA

Presented by Peter Herbeck

Everyone longs for God, and the gospel of Jesus Christ answers that longing by showing us the way to Him. Kerygma means “preaching,” and is equivalent to the gospel message itself, which should be preached with joy and conviction.

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COURSE 3

INTRO TO CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY

Presented by Joe Philip

Stories are powerful! A personal testimony is a story of conversion to Jesus and His church, shared with another person for his spiritual benefit.

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COURSE 4

BASIC EVANGELIZATION STRATEGIES

Presented by Patrick Brennan

It’s very common to be afraid of sharing our faith with others. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, such fear can be overcome. In the work of evangelization, conversation is central.

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COURSE 5

INTRO TO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF THE EVANGELIST

Presented by Beth Schuele

If we want to be faithful, effective evangelists, we need to have a strong spiritual life. First, this means that we have to pray daily. Prayer is to the soul, what air is to the lungs.

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COURSE 6

INTRODUCTION TO A NEW PENTECOST

Presented by Pete Burak

Because of the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, we have access to the life and power of God, the Holy Spirit. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit first came upon the Church, and equipped her for the work of evangelization.

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WRAPPING UP

Finish up this video series with our final exam and then optionally request a certificate of completion or take our popular Street Ready Phone Interview.

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One Good Reason Video Series

These courses explain the “One Good Reason” method of conversational evangelization. You will learn to engage with groups of people including atheists, protestants, and even fellow Catholics. One Good Reason is the second part of the larger Basic Evangelization Training video series.
 


INTRO VIDEO

Presented by Bob Wilson

These courses explain the “One Good Reason” method of conversational evangelization. You will learn to engage with groups of people including atheists, protestants, and even fellow Catholics. One Good Reason is the second part of the larger Basic Evangelization Training video series.

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COURSE 1

INTRODUCTION TO ONE GOOD REASON

Presented by Mark Hornbacher and Brian Lee

Truth is among the highest goods of human life. This is so obvious that almost everyone at least gives lip-service to truth. Few, however, engage in an honest pursuit of the truth, and even fewer do so without hypocrisy.

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COURSE 2

ONE GOOD REASON FOR ATHEISTS

Presented by Pat Flynn

Atheism—the denial of God—is unfortunately quite common. There are four basic kinds of atheism: emotional, intellectual, indifferent and practical. We can use many arguments to respond to atheists.

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COURSE 3

ONE GOOD REASON FOR NON-CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS

Presented by Carlos Bersabe

“All men by nature desire to know” (Aristotle). Despite respective differences, one thing unites “non-Christian Believers in God:” All, at least on some level, recognize and yearn for “something greater.”

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COURSE 4

ONE GOOD REASON FOR PROTESTANTS

Presented by Bob Wilson

Protestants are baptized Christians but they do not enjoy full ecclesial communion with the Catholic Church. They generally follow the principal figures of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century…

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COURSE 5

ONE GOOD REASON FOR CATHOLICS

Presented by Dan Marcum

Many Catholics, for various reasons, have strayed from the faith or completely fallen away. Some have adopted beliefs from the secular world – regarding same sex marriage, birth control, or abortion…

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Team Leader Training Video Series

Welcome to Team Leader Videos. Our goal for these videos is to help you understand your role as a SPSE team leader and give you the information and skills needed to lead your evangelization team in the mission to save souls. We are excited to bring you these videos and hope you find these videos helpful! Thanks for stepping out to lead a SPSE team.
 


INVITATION

Presented by Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson invites you to take our Team Leader Training course.

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INTRO VIDEO

Presented by Brian Lee and Beth Schuele

Welcome to Team Leader Videos. Our goal for these videos is to help you understand your role as a SPSE team leader and give you the information and skills needed to lead your evangelization team in the mission to save souls. We are excited to bring you these videos and hope you find these videos helpful! Thanks for stepping out to lead a SPSE team.

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LESSON 1

TEAM LEADER IDENTITY AND MISSION

Presented by Adam Janke and Brian Lee

When people think of Street Evangelization its common for them to think of bible thumpers on street corners. That is not SPSE. The method of Saint Paul Street Evangelization is to listen, befriend, proclaim, invite and pray.

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LESSON 2

YOU NEED A TEAM

Presented by Brian Lee and Beth Schuele

As a team leader it’s important to recognize that you cannot do this work on your own. You need team members to work with you in the mission. We have learned from experience that the “Lone Wolf” team does not last for long.

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LESSON 3

ORGANIZING YOUR TEAM

Presented by Adam Janke and Randy Husaynu

Randy shares the story of Carol’s conversion. Randy met Carol as she passed by one of his street evangelization tables. Because of Randy’s presence Carol not only came into the Church, but she also became a street evangelist herself!

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LESSON 4

WHERE TO EVANGELIZE

Presented by Brian Lee and Bob Wilson

The first thing we’re looking for in a location is people. We want to be in a spot where there’s a good amount of foot traffic, passers by are not in a huge rush, and lastly you are not disrupting the flow of traffic. Examples include public parks, downtown areas, soup kitchens…

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LESSON 5

YOUR JOB ON AN OUTING

Presented by Adam Janke and Beth Schuele

The team leader is the one who oversees the entire outing — the evangelists, location, local community, those who pass by, supplies, and even the weather. It is tempting to simply bring the supplies and be the lead evangelist but we have found that teams are more successful…

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LESSON 6

LOGISTICS

Presented by Adam Janke and Anne Harman

Organizing your team begins with scheduling your outings. Sometimes you can piggyback on events already happening at your parish or in your city. By doing this you can be sure there will be people in the area.

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LESSON 7

ACCOMPANIMENT

Presented by Adam Janke and Brian Lee

Saint Paul Street Evangelization is meant to act as a bridge from the street to the parish. We want to have great conversations that lead people to God but we also want those conversations (through God’s grace) to be efficacious in the life…

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LESSON 8

YOUR COMMUNITY, PARISH, AND DIOCESE

Presented by Adam Janke and Deb McManimon

It’s important to try to build a relationship with the bishop because he is the one entrusted with the care of a local Church. He is responsible for teaching, governing, and sanctifying the faithful of his diocese, sharing these duties with the priests and deacons who serve under him.

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LESSON 9

PARISH, YOUTH GROUPS, AND COLLEGE TEAMS

Presented by Beth Schuele and Brian Lee

The ideal SPSE team is a parish team because we’re meant to act as a bridge from the street to the parish. How do you become a parish team and where does a parish team evangelize? Brian Lee and Beth Schuele shed light on those questions in this course.

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LESSON 10

STREET READY PHONE INTERVIEW

Presented by Bob wilson

Street Ready Phone Interviews are a way for SPSE evangelists to practice their evangelization skills and receive coaching directly from our national staff over the phone. As part of these interviews, we go over four key skills that our evangelists need…

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Other Video Courses

The courses in this video series don’t yet fit into a particular category. They include our popular 10 Ways to be a Better Evangelist course and our Hospitality Training course for parishes and parish staff.
 


10 WAYS TO BE A BETTER EVANGELIST

Presented by Bob Wilson

This course provides ten simple and practical ways for our street evangelists to be more effective in preaching the gospel.

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ENTERTAINING ANGELS TRAINING

Presented by Sheri Wohlfert

This hospitality course helps parishes foster an irresistibly welcoming environment based upon the love and joy of Jesus Christ.

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COMING SOON

HEALING IN EVANGELIZATION

Based on the book Ordinary Christians, Extraordinary Signs by Steve Dawson and Mark J. Hornbacher, this course addresses the role of gifts of miraculous healing in the work…

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Written Courses

Our written courses are a treasure trove of information taken from classic Catholic courses, many of which were originally written by other Catholic apostolates and even saints, but now presented in our attractive and modern format.
 


BASIC EVANGELIZATION TRAINING (3RD EDITION)

An earlier edition of our basic evangelization training with only written lessons. For an update with great new videos, please see our “Introduction to Evangelization Video Series” above.

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BASIC CATHOLIC CATECHISM COURSE PART ONE

The Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, created this course to help Catholics better understand the Faith. Topics include Salvation History, the Apostle’s Creed and the Ten Commandments.

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BASIC CATHOLIC CATECHISM COURSE PART TWO

This second installment of Fr. John Hardon’s catechism covers the sacramental life of the Church and Catholic prayers, devotions, and practices.

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EVANGELICAL APOLOGETICS

This course explains the relationship between evangelization and apologetics, and addresses numerous topics to help the evangelist defend the Catholic faith.

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CATECHETICAL INSTRUCTIONS OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

This series of St. Thomas Aquinas’s sermons contains his concise, clear language and a richly Scriptural exposition of the great tradition of the Church’s doctrine.

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Coming Soon

Check out the courses that we plan to release eventually as part of our online school.
 


COMING SOON

HEALING IN EVANGELIZATION

Based on the book Ordinary Christians, Extraordinary Signs by Steve Dawson and Mark J. Hornbacher, this course addresses the role of gifts of miraculous healing in the work of evangelization.

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THEOLOGY OF EVANGELIZATION (BET VIDEO SERIES)

This course provides a theological background for evangelists. Topics include the old and new testaments, salvation by faith and baptism, the call to evangelize, and more.

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SPIRITUAL LIFE OF THE EVANGELIST

This course helps students understand the union that God wants to have with His people and the means by which they can achieve this union, from the perspective of our evangelizing mission.

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STORY OF SALVATION

This course examines in depth the gospel kerygma and its various parts, especially through the lens of Sacred Scripture and the history of the Church.

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CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY

This course provides practical ways to formulate and prepare personal testimonies, with the help of many real-life examples.

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EVANGELIZATION STRATEGIES

This course provides an in-depth look at St. Paul Street Evangelization’s 4-step evangelization model: “Listen, Befriend, Proclaim and Invite.”

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