Basic Evangelization Training

VIDEO Introducing April 28-29 Basic Evangelization Training – 2 Minutes

quote Who: This training is for EVERYONE: Clergy, parish staff and regular Catholics. Every parish is encouraged to send at least two people. Parish teams are at the forefront of the New Evangelization.

When: April 28-29, 2017

Where: Holy Cross Diocesan Center  |  3710 East Ave. South  |  La Crosse, WI 54601

Cost: $45 – includes Saturday continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Hotel arrangements, if needed, are your responsibility. Please see Hotel Accommodations list.




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jesusJesus: “Go and make disciples….”

Our world is hungry for Jesus Christ, and as Pope Francis wrote in Joy of the Gospel, “All of us are called to mature in our work as evangelizers – to have better training, a deepening love and a clearer witness to the Gospel.”

Evangelization is not complicated, and yet it is an art. Rather than a lot of theory, it requires practical wisdom tested by real-world experience. This is where St. Paul Evangelization Ministries excels and what this weekend training will deliver – tools for Catholics to engage the culture in a simple, non-confrontational method of evangelization.

Founded in 2012, St. Paul Evangelization Ministries has conducted trainings in dioceses all over the U.S. and Canada and as far away as Australia and the Philippines.

Adam Janke, Vice President and Program Director for St. Paul Evangelization Ministries, will be our presenter.  We anticipate out-of-state attendees for this training. You are encouraged to register early.

Basic Evangelization Schedule

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. — Registration (till 7:00 p.m.)

  • The Four Great Questions
  • The New Evangelization & Modern Culture
  • The Art of Christian Listening
  • Building Trust

8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Large & Small Group Components)
Holy Mass — Continental Breakfast (till 9:30 a.m.)

  • Basic Etiquette & Evangelization
  • Christian Testimony
  • One Good Reason & Archetypes


  • Evangelical Apologetics
  • Prayer & the Evangelist
  • Live Lab
  • Discussion & Conclusion

“It is Jesus you seek when you dream of happiness, when nothing else you find satisfies you; it is he who provokes that thirst.” ~ St. John Paul II, World Youth Day 2000