Creative Evangelization for Catholic Parishes
What is Creative Evangelization?
God is the source of all creativity. The Gospels prove that the Lord shared himself with people in remarkably creative ways that led to life-changing encounters and salvation.
We use God-given creativity as a tool to visualize what an evangelizing parish looks like (pandemic or not), assess what it takes to shift to a mission-focused parish, and propose the gospel of God to everyone in town.
We employ sound practices that root evangelization as part of the life of discipleship and render it effective.
We lead with God’s goodness and love. And we depend on the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Four Ways Forward
Radical hospitality and proclamation.
Divine signs and wonders.
These are the four models practiced by fruitful, joyful, evangelizing parishes.
These are the four ways to move forward toward evangelizing our post-Christian culture. In The Four Ways Forward: Becoming an Apostolic Parish in a Post-Christian World, Susan Windley-Daoust, director of missionary discipleship for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, explains each of these four approaches and concrete ways that parishes can implement them to transform their local church…and the world.