DMI Resources - Sharing Personal Witness Story

Catholic Leadership Institute wants to help you find the resources you need to help you move the needle on the areas of opportunity your parish has identified. This page includes some possible resources including third party publications and programs focused on improving the frequency with which parishioners say they share their personal witness story. These ideas are a starting place, and we recommend checking with your diocesan staff to see if they have any additional insight or resources for you, or if there are any existing partnerships or affiliations with successful programs in your locality.

In this video, a CLI Consultant reviews what regression analysis has shown to be particular drivers for parishioners to say their parish helps them grow spiritually.


The New Catholic Answer Bible NABRE -edited by Dr. Paul Thigpen
This popular Bible comes packed with 88 colorful inserts that deliver short, direct answers to many of the challenging questions that Catholics are asked about their beliefs.

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The Activated Disciple - Jeff Cavins
The Activated Disciple teaches you how to imitate God, so you can become an instrument for him to transform the world.If you yearn for a life that moves beyond believing and practicing, if you yearn to become an "activated" disciple, then this book is for you.

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You Can Share the Faith: Reaching out One Person at a Time - Karen Edmisten
Sharing the faith doesn't have to be complicated. After all, Jesus himself just started with one person. Here are practical pointers from the author's own story and those of many others to help you share your faith joyfully, casually, confidently—and with compassion.

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Programs and Tools

St. Paul Street Evangelization
The mission of St. Paul Street Evangelization is to train, equip, and mobilize Catholics for the urgent work of evangelization.

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Word On Fire Institute
Bishop Barron has spoken about his dream of evolving Word on Fire from a ministry into a movement. The first step of that process is to form a community of evangelists who share the same mission and desire to proclaim Christ to the culture using beauty, goodness, and truth.This was the primary motive behind the establishment of the Word on Fire Institute, an easy-to-use digital platform offering members specialized training, community discussions, live presentations, and more.

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Steubenville Youth and Adult Conferences

Most people would say that their relationship with God is not where they would like it to be, but many also feel unsure of how to change it. The Steubenville Conferences offer six unique conference experiences to help youth and adults escape the spiritual desert and empower them to live every day as joyful disciples of Jesus Christ.

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