20 – 30 minutes
Pray Lectio Divina with John 1: 35 – 42.
What further thoughts or reflections have you had about the Process of Evangelization & Discipleship since the group last met?
6 – 10 minutes
10 – 15 minutes
Reflect, journal, and pray through the following.
Reflect on the people in your life and experiences you’ve had that have built bridges of trust to Christianity, Jesus, and the Church.
Have you had an experience that has hindered your trust with Jesus or the Church? Reflect on what happened. What or who helped you to rebuild trust?
20 – 30 minutes
What images in the video connect with building bridges of trust?
What about Andy’s testimony was striking to you? Who or what played a role in Andy’s progressing through these early stages of discipleship?
How does Andy understand holiness? What did his relationship with Nick teach him about what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus? What does holiness look like for you, and how does that connect to being a disciple of Jesus?
What does Andy say was a struggle for him in his journey? How can we learn from this to avoid making similar mistakes in our work with others?
What motivates you to share the Gospel with others?
How does the Gospel story we prayed with earlier relate to today’s focus of building bridges of trust and these early stages of discipleship?
How might a better understanding of the Process of Evangelization and Discipleship help you with your ministry? How might it help with Beacons of Light and the Evangelization Pathway?
15 – 20 minutes
Pair off (no bigger than a group of 3). Share your reflections on the following questions.
What stood out to you from the video? Personal prayer? Small Group?
Where have you seen God at work in your life? For what are you thankful?
Where are you struggling right now? For what do you need prayers?
5 – 10 minutes
Are there any particular conclusions you have come to from prayer and discussion today?
Is there anything you feel called to start putting into practice, either in your personal life or as a parish staff/team? If so, what and how will you go about beginning it? Who will hold you accountable?
Mary, Mother of the Church and our Mother, present our prayer of thanksgiving to your Son. Beg from Him the graces we need to be faithful disciples who follow Him with enthusiasm and joy. May our witness to the love of God bear fruit in our archdiocese, parishes, homes and hearts. Teach us to be God’s joyful witnesses, to radiate Christ in all we do, so that all people might know, love and follow your Son through this life and into the next. Amen.