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How Small Groups Build a Movement

The Evangelical Catholic  |  March 20, 2019

Relational Ministry Small groups work because they are rooted in relationships, not in organizational structures or edifices. Within the relationships people want and need, they find what they didn’t know…

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Evangelizing through Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Cody LeClaire  |  February 28, 2017

Here are our top 5 evangelical Lenten resolutions for 2017, directly from EC Staff:   Resolution One: PRAYER Take the 1% Challenge: 15 minutes daily in God’s Word I love early…

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Lenten Reflection 2016

Peter Andrastek  |  February 24, 2016

So, I’m going to reflect on just that: my own poverty. And what a perfect time Lent is to experience and reflect on our own spiritual poverty. As I prayed…

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I Dreamt that My Son Died – A Good Friday Meditation

Jason Simon  |  April 2, 2015

It seems eminently clear that the more perfect one’s love is, the more pain lies in wait. The longer couples date, the more the break-up hurts. The closer the relative,…

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Seek the Lord in the Bible Every Day… Seriously!

Nicole LeClaire  |  March 25, 2014

Mark Rose wrote in our last EC blog entry about how we hunger for connection to people and to God. I know that I hunger for a lot of things,…

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“Do not be afraid, for I am with you”

Mark Rose  |  March 5, 2014

What definitely scared me the most was the uncarpeted stairs- the bogeyman was going to grab my legs from between the steps and pull me into an abyss.  I always…

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Catholic Small Groups Are Critical – But They’re Not the Answer

Cody LeClaire  |  February 10, 2014

Small Groups Are Not the Answer Don’t get me wrong: small groups have their place. I personally know many students who have experienced radical conversion of heart, mind and soul…

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5 Things Parishes are Doing Wrong for the New Evangelization

Peter Andrastek  |  September 19, 2013

1)     They spend 8 months crafting a new mission statement. So your parish wants more unity – a vision to run with.  Your staff sees a disunified, scattered community.  Most…

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Holistic Love: Seeking Integrity as a Child of God

Ash Scarbrough  |  July 1, 2013

Excluding maybe a couple of extraordinary instances, I think it is fair to say that a broken world begets broken people.  It is no simple task to live in the…

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Waiting: How my pocket knife taught me about the Holy Spirit

James Carrano  |  May 22, 2013

Eventually I went to my mom because I was afraid to re-ask my dad. That was a mistake…just led to more waiting. I started leaving my dad cryptic notes about…

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