Lay Catholic Evangelist


#1

In my interactions with Christians, Catholics and non-catholics alike, I find alot of ignorance and feel a calling to educate them.
Please I would like to know if the Church has training for lay people who would like to work in the Church as Evangelists, especially educating people about the Catholic Faith.


#2

Formally, you’ll want to look into degree programs, of which there are a number available at different places.

Informally (which may mean no paycheck), look at https://streetevangelization.com


#3

I wonder if there’s anything like the informal street evangelists in the UK?


#4

Part of the difficulty in answering your question is that there seems to me to be a lack organization of evangelization efforts. Catholicism is a big “chunk” of information and beliefs. It’s hard to stop somebody on the street and draw them into the Church.

It’s a mystery to me how I hear of Catholics and other Christians converting to Islam. I don’t know how that happens, either.

I support Catholic missions and EWTN radio and TV (or I have in the past) where I think there’s more of a chance of connecting with people who are interested. I used to hear about DRE’s – parish directors of religious education – but much less so than even just 10 or 15 years ago.

I wouldn’t know how to get into prison ministry, for example.

A man I knew left the Catholic Church and was very much more Bible-oriented. He used to go to truck stops along interstates and invite truckers to gather for a Sunday morning service.

The Church faced cultural barriers in preaching to people who knew nothing about Jewish and Christian beliefs – that’s a long story to tell someone.


#5

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