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The Adventure Begins

Session 1

The Adventure Begins

An Introduction to the Process


Opening Prayer

20 – 30 minutes

Pray Lectio Divina with Luke 24: 13-35.



5 minutes

What are you hoping to glean, personally or professionally, as we begin this six-week journey together? What fears or concerns do you have?



6 – 10 minutes


Personal Reflection

10 – 15 minutes

Reflect, journal, and pray through the following personal verification questions.

At what moment do you feel that your faith journey began?

Who is someone that has accompanied you along your journey of faith? What was that relationship like? How did they help you? What did accompaniment look like?

Who is someone you are accompanying?


Small Group Discussion

20 – 30 minutes

What images in the video connect with someone on a spiritual journey?

How might your own journey of faith be represented if you think about the hiking metaphor?

What does it mean to you that “Evangelization happens at the pace of relationship”? What does that look like?

What has accompaniment looked like in your own life?

“Life with Christ is the greatest adventure.” Do you feel that this speaks true to your own life, why or why not. Do you think this is the feeling and experience for most people that we serve? What is their experience?

What experience or knowledge do you have about the Process of Evangelization and 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?


Emmaus Walk

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?


Practical Application

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?


Closing Prayer

2 minutes

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.