Dare to believe

Dare to believe

“Faith,” I write in my latest book, Dare to Believe, Rise Up to Act, “is not so much adherence to a set of beliefs as a readiness to step out of the boat, at Jesus’ invitation, and respond to this challenge, this particular invitation, to live vulnerably, and to act courageously.”

The Dare to Believe Parish Process

The two key components include:

  1. A two-day Pastoral Leaders Inservice for diocesan or regional pastoral leaders, faith formators, Catholic educators: foundation for your Dare to Believe parish application
  2. A weekend Parish Immersion for laity engaged in the life of the church and life in the world

Fill out the menu with these events:

  • A weekend Family Camp for home church
  • A weekend Youth Challenge for senior high
  • A weekend Youth Challenge for junior high
  • Accountability Circles: Guided small groups for spiritual growth, discernment, and
    accountability for engagement in the world
  • Pentecost Visioning Day
  • Ongoing Rapid Response Networks
  • Quarterly Check-ins plus consultation with pastoral and catechetical leaders as

View Dare to Believe Toolkit

Benefits to Your Parish

  • A shared clarity on what Jesus and the Gospels ask of us in our times
  • A shared discernment of the local church’s mission
  • A shared ownership of the church’s presence in society
  • A shared accountability that “ups the engagement” for everyone in the concerns of
    their community and beyond

Desired Outcomes

  • Lay men and women receptive to Jesus’ invitations to compassionate and
    courageous moral social witness
  • Lay men and women responding creatively and generously to the needs of those who
    lack agency
  • Lay men and women committed to bringing forth the goods of the reign of God for all
    to enjoy
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