Institute for Missionary Discipleship

The Institute for Missionary Discipleship takes the mission of College Ministry and extends it to all student leaders at Benedictine College and to leaders in the New Evangelization. The Institute for Missionary Discipleship seeks to transform lives in Christ for a life of mission by forming and sending students and attendees into the world as Catholic Missionary Disciples.

Learn more about our Summer Session for Leaders in the New Evangelization.

Evangelization

A BCYC Missionary with his small group

Youth Outreach

Mission

Evangelization

The Institute for Missionary Discipleship will train students and Church leaders in the five stages of Missionary Discipleship, the characteristics and needs of people in each stage, and how to help a person advance to the next stage. This formation is applicable to all apostolates, is centered in Benedictine Spirituality, and is highly practical, giving participants the knowledge, skills, and practice to give and attractive witness to their faith. Participants will be formed as intentional disciples to serve as a light in their churches, workplaces, home, and the public square.

The Summer Session for Leaders in the New Evangelization will extend this formation and program content to Church leaders around the country. Learn More

Youth Outreach

Benedictine College's Youth Outreach programs are Sacrament-centered, relational and incarnational, and embody the Benedictine charisms of community, stability and simplicity.

The Summer Session for Leaders in the New Evangelization will extend this formation and program content to youth ministry leaders around the country. Learn More

Mission

Benedictine College sends upwards of 250 students on an average of 23 mission trips every year. Our Missions make a meaningful, lasting impact on the communities we serve and the students that serve with us.

The Summer Session for Leaders in the New Evangelization offers training in how to facilitate effective mission trips. Learn More

Summer Session for Leaders in the New Evangelization

The Institute for Missionary Discipleship Summer Session is for all leaders in the New Evangelization. Participants will learn about the five stages of Missionary Discipleship and how they can transform evangelization within your Ministry each morning and to dive deeper into Evangelization and Leadership, Youth Outreach, and Missions in the afternoon. Courses are taught by the Institute for Missionary Discipleship staff who work with Benedictine College Students throughout the year in these key areas.

Join us June 9-14, 2024

Evangelization Leadership Track

  • Evangelization best practices for everyone involved in your ministry
  • Implementing effective leadership models to teach others to evangelize well
  • How to train others to give attractive witness to their faith including testimonies, the Gospel presentation, and effective invitations

Youth Outreach Track

  • Youth Ministry best practices that are relational and incarnational
  • A focus on the Benedictine Charisms of community, stability, and simplicity
  • Tools to train volunteers well
  • Teen leadership models

Mission Trips Track

  • Learn how to plan, recruit and fundraise for a mission trip.
  • Participants will have access to our mission clearinghouse, allowing them to connect with mission-fit organizations.
  • Learn best practices to ensure that prayer and the Sacraments are central to every mission trip experience.

The Summer Session can be combined with our summer youth conferences for a one-week experience for your whole parish that includes:

  • June 9-14: Professional development through the Institute's Summer Session
  • June 9-14: Formation for your teen leaders through BCYC Leadership
  • June 14-16: The BCYC Encounter weekend conference for your youth group

Institute Leadership

Megan Ryan
Director of the Institute
mryan@ctsprofessional.com
913-360-7195

Adrian Charles
Associate Director
acharles@ctsprofessional.com
913-360-7312

Patricia Oliver
Coordinator of Youth Outreach
poliver@ctsprofessional.com

Cassie Coyle
Coordinator of Missions and Service
ccoyle@ctsprofessional.com

John Kenney
Coordinator of Evangelization
jkenney@ctsprofessional.com

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