July 17th, 2019 | 42 mins 3 secs
catholic, catholic church, church, dave vanvickle, evangelize, gomer, gospel, gospel message, jesus, kerygma, laity, michael gormley, ministry, nuns, priests, role of the laity
Dave “Too Hot to Handle, Too Cold to Hold” VanVickle and I are focusing on the role of the laity in the Church when it comes to explicit word and deed evangelization. The Church needs the voice of the laity to speak up! Priests can’t go into your office and nuns can’t go into your friend’s house (probably). We are the ones that must carry the Gospel into our homes, schools, jobs, and public places.
July 10th, 2019 | 36 mins 27 secs
branches, catholic, catholic community, community, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, hospitality, jesus, john 15, michael gormley, ministry, parish, parish ministry, vine
Dave “Don’t Fear the Reaper” Van Vickle and I are talking about how to keep Jesus at the heart of your ministry and your life. Today’s totally made up middle name for Dave is brought to you by listener Lina., who also asks the questions that we are answering in this show - thank you Lina! We’re talking about the vine, the branches, and the backyard … (Dave bought a new house). We start with how to open your home to engage the culture and build community and then get to a question from Lina who asks, “What are the practical steps to stay grafted onto the vine when you’ve been sent to work out in the vineyard?” In other words, how do we keep Jesus as the defining characteristic of our life when we feel called to go off and do great things on our own or within our parish?
July 3rd, 2019 | 46 mins 15 secs
catholic, catholic church, catholic parish, catholic prayer, conversion, dave vanvickle, disciples, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, gospel, gospel truth, michael gormley, ministry, parish, prayer groups, repentance, unashamed of the gospel, unfiltered christianity, watering down the gospel
We want people to convert to the Catholic Church not because it’s a popular thing to do, but because they have a genuine experience of God’s love and truth through the Church. This means we can’t water down the gospel. Dave “Lay Assistant to Exorcists” VanVickle and I talk about this vital aspect of winning hearts for Christ, as well as the importance of repentance. On a more practical note, we also talk about how to start intercessory prayer groups.
June 26th, 2019 | 33 mins 23 secs
catholic, catholic church, catholic ministry, community, conversion, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, gospel, michael gormley, ministry, parish, youth ministry
Dave VanVickle (that’s right, no nickname today) and I are waking the dead! We’re talking about how to really reach people through evangelization. Not just a short moment of emotional connection that fades the next day, but a true conversion where a person reorients their life to God.
June 12th, 2019 | 38 mins 48 secs
apologetics, bible, catholic, dave vanvickle, evangelize, gomer, how to read the bible, mike gormley, ministry, reading the bible, scripture, scripture study, study scripture, the word, why read the bible
It’s difficult to spread the gospel if you haven’t read it. Dave “Too Hot to Handle, Too Cold to Hold” VanVickle and I talk about why it’s vital to regularly read Scripture and how to immerse yourself in the Word. We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected] with your story, question, or comment—or if you’ve got a new nickname for Dave.
June 5th, 2019 | 36 mins 58 secs
apologetics, atheist, catholic, catholic teachers, catholicism, dave vanvickle, evangelize, evangelizing atheists, mike gormley, ministry, proving god's existence, religion teachers, teaching catholicism
It’s hard to start proclaiming the kerygma, “God loves you and has a plan for your life”, when someone doesn’t believe in God. Dave “All Thriller No Filler” VanVickle and I wade into the world of apologetics as we address a listener's question about how to evangelize an atheist. Our faith is rational. Don’t fear questions about what we believe, because at some point over the past two thousand years, that question has already been asked and answered. We just have to find it.
We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected] with your story, question, or comment—or if you’ve got a new nickname for Dave.
May 29th, 2019 | 22 mins 26 secs
angels, catholic, catholic community, catholic parish, catholic youth ministry, dave vanvickle, demons, devil, dre, evangelization, gomer, ministry, parish, religious education, spiritual warfare, spiritual warrior
There’s good news and bad news. Bad news: Gomer is out today, so no fun nicknames. Good news: this episode is all about equipping you for spiritual warfare and fighting the kingdom of evil. Spiritual warfare and evangelization go hand-in-hand. Turns out the devil doesn’t like it when you try to win souls for Christ. Acknowledging the reality of spiritual warfare is an important first step. Once we realize that we’re fighting battles everyday, we can use these principles to guide the way.
May 22nd, 2019 | 36 mins 25 secs
catholic, catholic church, catholic evangelists, catholic parish, dave vanvickle, disciples, evangelize, gomer, gospel, kerygma, leadership, leading, michael gormley, ministry, parish
Today Dave “Open Book, Closed Heart” VanVickle and I talk about extraordinary and ordinary means of fighting the devil, which leads (naturally) into a conversation on evangelization and how to lead when you’re not in charge. Have a question or comment for us? We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected] with your story, question, or comment—or if you’ve got a new nickname for Dave.
April 3rd, 2019 | 38 mins 23 secs
activated disciple, catechism, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, christ, disciple, discipleship, evangelize, evangelizing, faith formation, god, gomer, jeff cavins, jesus, ministry, parish, practical advice
We’re talking to the one and only Jeff Cavins, Catholic speaker and author of the new book, The Activated Disciple. We’re pumped to interview him about discipleship and sharing the Faith (and so are our moms). Jeff’s book really gets to the heart of discipleship. It gives us a practical roadmap to a path of discipleship and explains what it actually means to be a disciple. We also get Jeff to give us his practical tips for evangelization. We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected] with your story, question, or comment—or if you’ve got a new nickname for Dave.
March 27th, 2019 | 30 mins 55 secs
benedict xvi, catechism, catholic, christian, dre, evangelize, faith, god, gospel, jesus, john paul ii, jpii, kerygma, ministry, new evangelization, parish, paul vi, pope, the church, witness to faith
The New Evangelization invites baptized Catholics to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church (according to the USCCB). Started by Popes Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI, it’s a call for the Church (aka, you and me) to reach out to fallen away Catholics and bring them back to the sacraments.
We want to talk about how to bring this movement to your parish and community. Starting with Carole Brown’s Gems for the New Evangelization: Shamelessly Pilfered from Various Treasuries of Church Teaching, we then add some additional points that we’ve discovered along the way.
There are a lot of different things you can do, but the important thing is to start.