Our Lady of Peace

"Forming Intentional Disciples" Adult Leader Formation Study

Apr 04, 2017 | Posted in News

Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."

In her book, "Forming Intentional Disciples", Sherry Weddell offers us a great opportunity for reflection from two perspectives. First, perhaps the most obvious, is that the disciples whom we are commissioned to "make" ought to be intentional and deliberate about their discipleship.

Second, maybe more subtle, is that it offers us a chance to reflect on our own discipleship. Sherry invites us to ponder the current realities of the Catholic Church in the United States, and in so doing she offers us an entry point to ponder our own journey of faith.

The OLP Office of Youth & Family Ministry will be using this 12-week study both as formation for our own professional development and team building as the new advisory committee for the office.

Format for the study:
* You will need both the book and the workbook -- Kathleen has several additional sets for those who are active inOLP Ministries to youth and families. We are asking married couples to share their materials.
* Come prepared having read the chapter and completed the corresponding workbook page.
* Additional information will be shared that evening along with questions not in the workbook.

Please make sure that you've read Chapter 1 and completed the workbook page prior to our first meeting on April 26. In order to respect each other's time, we will limit discussion to one hour. Those who wish to stay later for fellowship are invited to do so but we will work hard to make sure that the material is discussed between 7pm and 8pm.

If you are an OLP adult, either at the school or parish, who is actively involved in a ministry to youth, parents, or families, we invite you to contact Kathleen Peterson about becoming part of this team and the book study which begins on April 26, kathleen.peterson@olp.org or 814-833-7701.