[quote="Joybearer, post:12, topic:280295"]
Thanks for all the replies! All of you have been a great help. From the responses I gather that,
*]a non baptized person can join a lay apostolate ministry solely with the permission of the coordinator
*]leadership positions in the ministry should be limited to Catholics(at the coordinator's discretion)
I still have some unanswered questions which are,
*]Teaching done by lay Catholics interpreting and teaching the Word. Appropriate?
*]Should any scrutiny by a religious always be present when the teaching/sharing session is taking place to ensure accuracy(since anybody can just enter and join in the prayer meet)?
Thanks once again!
Some of your best practical and pragmatic insights may come from non-Catholics.
Know your scriptures, catechism, and Magisterium before embarking on this. Then you will know when someone strays, and you'll gently (I hope) guide them back. "I" and "we" statements gain more ground than "you", which comes across as an accusation.
You're doing what's essentially Catholic outreach work, so please take delivery methods into consideration. I tell my personnel to be sweet as they are probably the only Bible anyone will ever read, and treat all guests as Christ Himself.