As the academic dean for evangelization, one of the most successful programs I helped to initiate, design and teach was the three year Certificate in Catholic Evangelization course. In our second cohort we partnered with Immaculate Conception Seminary to offer graduate credit to those who qualified and desired to do so. 17 of our 40 students opted for the MA credit in Theology and now we have those accredited lay people using their knowledge and gifts throughout the diocese.
For speaking information contact Allan at Allan@allanwright.org
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep" not count my sheep
As the former academic dean for evangelization in the Diocese of Paterson at St. Paul Inside the Walls, I can attest to the need for faith-filled lay people to change the dynamic of their parish.
You don't need many people to initiate change but you do need a plan and you do need the commitment of the pastor to see it through. In addition to being a keynote speaker I have gone out to parishes and trained parish staffs and provided the biblical foundation and practical applications to assist a parish moving forward in their efforts to evangelize.
In 2005 I was asked to teach Sacred Scripture to the Missionaries of Charity Sisters (Contemplative) in formation in Plainfield, NJ. Young women from all over the world pass through New Jersey to discern if they have a vocation to the MC's. It's one of the highlights of my week to spend time with them and if anyone wishes to pray with them their convent is open for evening prayer at either 6pm or 6:30pm every night except Friday. The next first profession of two of the sisters will be June 3, 2016. More details will follow.
The convent is located at 513 Liberty Street, Plainfield, NJ
I have presented in Kracow, Poland, for World Youth Day in front of thousands of pilgrims. I've had the privilege of speaking about missionary discipleship for the college missionaries of St. Paul's Outreach at St. Thomas University in MN and for countless parishes and religious communities throughout the USA.
I believe in providing information, some inspiration which leads to transformation of individuals and communities.
Husband, Father, Author, International Speaker,
Former Academic Dean for Evangelization, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University