More Than Best Practices

At this point in the mission process, you have disciple-makers equipped and ready for mission. We’ll coach you in how to support them as they personally build small groups and begin mentoring others in discipleship one-on-one.

Course Outline

  • 1

    1. A Time To Send

    • Course Overview

    • Welcome to Send

    • Review: What Are You Sending Them to Do?

    • You're Sending Them to Live the Heart and Habits of Mission

    • You're Sending Them to Start Evangelically Fruitful Small Groups

    • You're Sending Them to Own Their Apostolates

    • When to Turn Your Attention to Sending

    • How to Send the Training Group into Mission

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    2. Personal Apostolate and Ownership

    • Defining Our Terms

    • Personal Apostolate in Reach More

    • What Is and Is Not Apostolate?

    • Ownership and Personal Apostolate

    • Intentionality

    • Organization

    • Initiative

    • Follow-Through

    • Help Them Own Their Apostolate

    • You Own the Sending!

    • Reflect and Discuss

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    3. Define-Plan-Act

    • Sending Is an Art

    • Send Each Leader Individually

    • Define–Plan–Act

    • The Training Group Gets You Started

    • Aim for a Small Group First

    • Send Leaders into Personal Apostolate

    • Define-Plan-Act for Other Apostolates

    • Define–Plan–Act Worksheet

    • Define-Plan-Act Worksheet (Spanish)

    • Act

    • Back to Small Groups

    • Reflect and Discuss

  • 4

    4. Small Group Discussion Guides

    • Which Discussion Guide to Use?

    • A Discount for You on EC Books

    • Decide on Your Order Details

  • 5

    5. Ministry-Aided Publicity

    • Understanding Ministry-Aided Publicity

    • Some Reasons for Considering Ministry-Aided Publicity

    • Not-So-Good Reasons for Ministry-Aided Publicity

    • Less is More

    • Publicity

    • Leader Participation in Ministry-Aided Publicity

    • Precedent

    • Small Group Ministry?

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    6. Small Group Publicity in Parishes

    • Personal Invitations Remain Primary

    • Publicity Tactics Overview

    • Sample Bulletin Announcements

    • Promotional Posters and Images

    • Publicity at Mass: Choose and Protect Dates

    • Publicity at Mass: Weekend Planner

    • Publicity at Mass: Interest Cards

    • Publicity at Mass: Presider Role

    • Publicity at Mass: Testimony about a Small Group

    • Follow Up With All Who Show Interest

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    7. Small Group Publicity in Campus Ministries

    • Personal Invitations Remain Primary

    • Preferential Option for Freshman

    • Publicity Tactics Overview

    • Social Media Testimonies and Invitations

    • Sample Written Announcements

    • Promotional Posters and Images

    • Publicity at Mass: Choose and Protect Dates

    • Publicity at Mass: Weekend Planner

    • Publicity at Mass: Interest Cards

    • Publicity at Mass: Presider Role

    • Publicity at Mass: Testimony about a Small Group

    • Follow Up With All Who Show Interest

    • Calling Party

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    Downloads and Acknowledgements

    • Files from Send

    • Acknowledgements

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