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Becoming an Evangelizing Faith Community


Orthodox icon of Jesus calling to the fishermen in a boat

featuring video with Jane E. Regan and Susan M. Timoney

Sharing the joy of the Gospel is at the heart of being a Christian and a Church.  This course provides a variety of voices that reflect on the hows and whys of engaging ourselves and others in conversations about a life focused on Jesus Christ.  It suggests some dimensions of society that could benefit from an encounter with Christ, and provides an opportunity to reflect on becoming more intentional Christians while growing as an evangelizing faith community.

This course has a required text: Josephine Lombardi, Disciples of All Nations (Twenty-Third Publications, 2014).

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.


Getting Started Week: Introduction to the course
Week 1: Evangelization: The Heart of the Church’s Mission
Week 2: Witness and Proclamation in Our Times
Week 3: Sharing Our Encounter with Jesus, Part 1
Week 4: Sharing Our Encounter with Jesus, Part 2

Special Features:

This course includes:

  • Weekly introductions to each new topic;
  • Weekly videos;
  • Text transcripts of each featured video;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion; and
  • A page of further resources about topics discussed in this course.

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/ 7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed:
Course text by Josephine Lombardi, Disciples of All Nations (Twenty-Third Publications, 2014). ISBN-10: 1627850228, ISBN-13: 978-1627850223

Time Commitment:
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Fee: $50

Content Scholars:  Josephine Lombardi, Jane E. Regan, Susan M. Timoney