Evangelization Training Camps
Co-Sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
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Evangelization Training Camps equip Catholic campus ministry staff and student leaders to share the Gospel on campus naturally, fruitfully, and relationally.
Over 5 days, participants will grow in their connection to Jesus and the Church; learn and practice outreach skills; and tailor a vision for evangelization to the particular needs of their campus culture.
Ministries from colleges and universities of all sizes and types – Catholic, secular, public – dramatically increase their campus outreach through ETCs. Join us to make it happen on yours!
Students and staff will leave spiritually refreshed, returning to their campuses with contagious energy to share the Good News!
EC training camps held across the United States have brought together over 350 people from 33 different campuses and parishes since 2006.
Evangelization Training Camps
First Training Camp? When you register, select an intro track:
Evangelization and Small Groups
Pre-evangelistic conversation skills; sharing faith experiences; recognizing and responding to stages of conversion.
Leading Small Group Outreach
Students learn to lead inviting evangelization groups outside the Catholic center.
Been to an ETC already? When you register, select an advanced track:
Sacraments and Evangelization
Taught by Tmothy O’Malley, Ph. D., Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
One-on-One Discipleship Mentoring
Inviting others to a deeper life in Christ and helping them grow.
What to expect:
- Daily mass, an hour of individual prayer, and group prayer time
- Stirring prayer sessions and primers on prayer methods
- Personal connection to Christ as the foundation for campus ministry and outreach
- Skill-building workshops: pre-evangelistic conversation; facilitating small group scripture discussion; sharing your faith story
- Learn stages of conversion – what works when with whom
- One afternoon of sight-seeing and fellowship
What Campus Ministers, Clergy, and Students are Saying about Evangelization Training Camps!
“I’ve been to so many Christian and Catholic conferences throughout the years, and this is by far the most enriching one I have ever attended. It was so refreshing to see a group of Catholics so on fire for Jesus, and so passionate and convicted about the Gospel.” -Raquel Steward, Student, University of California-Santa Barbara, ETC-Wisconsin 2012
“From being a participant, to a leader, to currently, the peer minister of small group leaders at St. Thomas Aquinas, I know I have a passion for small groups. The training I received through the Evangelical Catholic Leadership Camp helped me realize small groups are not just a place students can go to interact with each other, but they are a full-flegded and vibrant ministry that works towards bringing people into an authentic connection with Christ and a community of fellow Christians. Our focus is to help leaders grow in their faith and prayer lives so that they can more effectively facilitate discussion and minister to those in and out of their small groups, because as the EC says, “you cannot give what you do not have’.” -Wisconsin ETC Participant, 2011
“Before [ETC 2012], I had a lack of direction to go to the next hungry heart. Now I am going after people each day, and I and seeing changes every week. Before I didn’t know what to do, and now I do.” -Fr. James Melnick, Campus Minister, University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College, ETC-Arkansas 2012
“The ETC truly inspired and ignited a spirit of renewal and grace to go out and share the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters…!” -Student, ETC-Wisconsin 2012
Upcoming Evangelization Training Camps
Little Rock, Arkansas