Why the Church Isn’t Typically Good at Evangelization and One Way to Stop That Problem
Episode 33 · July 24th, 2019 · 47 mins 18 secs
About this Episode
Dave “Thunderclap” VanVickle and I are talking to the one and only Mark Hart—author, speaker, and Executive Vice President of Life Teen. We talk about the struggles parishes have to organize a movement of evangelization and the difficulty of training and empowering individuals to spread the gospel.
Instead of just telling people to evangelize, Mark is on a mission to teach people to evangelize with a new program—The 99. Featuring Fr. Mike Schmitz, Fr. Josh Johnson, Leah Darrow, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, and more, the program will help parishes start a movement of evangelization in their communities. See more at evangelization.com.
Snippet from the Show - “The Church is an organized religion, but we’re painfully disorganized on a parish level.”
Quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi - “Preach the gospel at all times, when necessary, use words.”
Mark’s 4 Practical Tips
- As part of your morning prayer, ask the Lord for greater awareness of the people he’s putting in your path that day.
- Pray an examination of conscience at the end of the day (consider using Romans 12).
- Put your phone down more often to be present to those around you.
- Instead of texting someone, call them and leave a voicemail if you have to.
One last tip from Gomer and Dave: Buy The 99!Support Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)