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10 Tips for Better Conversation

The Evangelical Catholic  |  November 22, 2019

Below are some tips for improving our conversational skills, which strengthen our relationships and help us to eventually hear the faith stories of our friends. Prompting conversation and listening well…

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5 Tips for Motivating Change

The Evangelical Catholic  |  July 15, 2019

For most new disciples, following Jesus inspires changes in habits and attitudes as we conform ourselves to Christ. If you are meeting with someone regularly to establish them in their…

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Why Make Disciples One-on-One?

The Evangelical Catholic  |  July 8, 2019

Changes in society, religious education, family, and the Church require that what happened organically within thick social/cultural settings of an earlier age (perhaps) now must be done deliberately. Even practicing…

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Launching a Small Group Discussion

The Evangelical Catholic  |  July 1, 2019

Before you start asking your small group any of the three types of questions, help the group warm up by planning a launching discussion. The general goal of the small…

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One-Time Conversion or Ongoing Transformation?

Kendra McClelland  |  June 24, 2019

As Catholics we sometimes recoil at this kind of talk. Our experience grounds us in a more communal, sacramental, and gradual process of initiation rites and sanctification, beginning at baptism…

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An Exercise in Noticing

Kendra McClelland  |  June 17, 2019

If you don’t really know someone, how can you truly love him/her? Do you know his/her answers to the following questions? Perhaps take them to prayer. Perhaps ask him/her—even if…

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Preparing Good Questions

Kendra McClelland  |  April 29, 2019

Good questions are a critical ingredient in all great discussions. Jesus himself was the master questioner, often responding to questions with deeper questions.[1] Questions open us to God and one…

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EC Impact: Warren

The Evangelical Catholic  |  April 3, 2019

“EC training has helped me to be more comfortable and confident in sharing my faith in an organic way.”   “EC training has helped me to be more comfortable and confident…

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EC Impact: Kristen

The Evangelical Catholic  |  April 3, 2019

“These one-on-ones helped me to recognize Jesus’ love for me for the first time and taught me that someone cared enough to share this with me and teach me.” Celebrations of…

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EC Impact: Colleen

The Evangelical Catholic  |  April 3, 2019

“God is truly reaching more in this work.”   Colleen serves the Church and the U.S.A. as a military spouse, most recently at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. In sharing her…

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