Apostles on Mission

Apostles on Mission is a 10-week formation program in leadership and evangelization for young adults in their 20s and 30s. The program offers a chance to cultivate your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to understand your personal gifts and strengths, and to live out these gifts in a unique way within your community.

This program is presented by the Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry in collaboration with the Catholic Apostolic Center.

For more information contact the Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry at 713-741-8778 or yacm@archgh.org.

 

  

 


Overview-Goals of the Initiative

In collaboration with the Catholic Apostolate Center, this initiative is designed to help young adults respond to the thirst for God in the world by using their gifts in service to their parish and the larger world. It is done by:

Formation for the New Evangelization – This initiative is committed to forming young adults theologically and ministerially for the work of the New Evangelization, preparing participants to engage with the challenges facing their local communities as well as the greater society. Participants will learn from experienced recognized Church leaders and engage with peers on how to live out faith as apostles, women and men chosen and sent on mission by Jesus Christ and his Church.  During this formation, young adults gain the tools necessary to assume a proactive role in the Church’s mission of Evangelization.

 

Formation for the New Evangelization


The work of the New Evangelization is grounded “in presenting once more the beauty and perennial newness of the encounter with Christ” (XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, #3). 

This formation program addresses the challenge of living out the Catholic faith as a young adult in the Church and in the world.  The content is broken into three sections that address key factors of the Catholic vocation: the mission of the contemporary Catholic, the mission of the Church, and the way of living as apostles of Christ.

Through this program you will:

  1. Learn the history and mission of the Church’s call to Evangelization.

  2. Gain the tools necessary to be a missionary disciple and serve the needs of your community.

  3. Join a community of young adult apostles who are on fire with their faith, and want to serve as Evangelizers in their local communities. 

Format

The program consists of ten 90-minute sessions on Monday evenings. The style of the class will reflect adult learning models that value the experience and insight of the students as active and collaborative learners. Each night will include a lesson from various speakers, small group discussion, and group prayer.

Sessions:

Session 1: Welcome/Introductions
Session 2: Personal relationship With Jesus
Session 3: Baptismal Call and Mission
Session 4: Discernment & Apostolic Vocation
Session 5: Liturgy and Spirituality- Eucharist
Session 6: Evangelization & Missionary Discipleship
Session 7: The Church in Service to the World- Social Justice
Session 8: Collaboration in Ministry
Session 9: Parish Ministry
Session 10: Evangelization Discussion