Find help and inspiration from the men and women who transformed the world.

Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

She explores topics such as the call of Jesus to evangelize, the power of the Sacraments, the role of charisms for building up the Body of Christ, techniques from St. Paul for reaching a secular culture, and more.

Using the Lectio Divina approach of reading, reflecting, responding, and contemplating, the accompanying workbook presents classic artistry, penetrating questions, and personal reflection to take the teachings to a deeper level.

For more information, or to learn more about Augustine Institute parish programs or parish pricing, contact our parish programming specialist, Deacon Richard Harden at (303) 502-5023 or at richard.harden@augustineinstitute.org.

PRESENTER

PRESENTER

Dr. Mary Healy is a professor of Scripture and an internationally-known author and speaker on topics related to evangelization, the Holy Spirit, and Sacred Scripture. Pope Francis appointed her to the Pontifical Biblical Commission, in which scholars advise the pope on biblical matters. Dr. Healy was also a featured theological advisor and presenter in the Augustine Institute’s widely popular video series, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained.

Dr. Mary Healy is a professor of Scripture and an internationally-known author and speaker on topics related to evangelization, the Holy Spirit, and Sacred Scripture. Pope Francis appointed her to the Pontifical Biblical Commission, in which scholars advise the pope on biblical matters. Dr. Healy was also a featured theological advisor and presenter in the Augustine Institute’s widely popular video series, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained.

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Session 1: Why Study Acts?

We’ll talk about signs of our modern times—sobering reminders of how desperately our world needs a restoration of a biblical worldview. We also look at the missionary character of the Church and answer the question: How can the evangelization efforts of the early Church help us today? (Run time 49:42)

Session 2: Clothed with Power

The descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost brought about a radical transformation in the Apostles and, through them, the whole world. That same Spirit is still at work in the Church and the world today. How can we rediscover the dramatic power of the Spirit in our lives? (Run time 49:58)

Session 3: Proclaiming the Kerygma

This session looks at the Pentecost preaching of St. Peter, focusing on the kerygma and the call to evangelization. Just what did St. Peter preach that brought 3,000 to Baptism on Pentecost? (Run time 52:26)

Session 4: Signs and Wonders

The early life of the Church was as full of signs and wonders as Christ’s public ministry. Do miracles still happen, and do they have a role to play in the New Evangelization? (Run time 52:43)

Session 5: How Jesus Makes an Evangelist

How is Jesus working in our lives to fulfill his call to evangelize? Christ has commissioned each of us to be his missionary disciples, just as he has individually chosen each instrument of evangelization from the beginning of the Church. (Run time 46:08)

Session 6: Sacraments and the Spirit

How do the Sacraments impact our spiritual life and work? We’ll study the power of the Holy Spirit, who comes in a mighty way on Pentecost and births the Church. And we’ll see that it is through the Sacraments of Initiation that we are born to new life as sons and daughters of God and co-heirs with Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Run time 48:36)

Session 7: Leadership in the Church

Why does the Catholic Church have so many different levels of authority? We’ll explore the origins of various leadership roles within the Church and remove once and for all any confusion about the roots of our apostolic faith. (Run time 43:15)

Session 8: Charisms of the Spirit

What in the world is a charism? And do we all have them? Join us as we delve into the subject of charisms and the Holy Spirit’s generous use of them among the laity for the building up of Christ’s Body, the Church. (Run time 51:25)

Session 9: Joy in Persecution

The Holy Spirit gives us the gift of fortitude to enable us to conform our lives to Christ and faithfully witness to the Gospel, but how are we called to respond in the midst of conflict, rejection, and outright persecution? (Run time 50:28)

Session 10: The Belly of the Beast

What can St. Paul teach us about reaching a diverse culture with the Gospel? We’ll look at the people he encountered, both Jews and Gentiles, and how he sought first to affirm some portion of their belief system before building upon it to incorporate the Gospel of Christ. (Run time 55:36)

For more information, or to learn more about Augustine Institute parish programs or parish pricing, contact our parish programming specialist, Deacon Richard Harden at (303) 502-5023 or at richard.harden@augustineinstitute.org.

PRODUCTS

PRODUCTS

Leader Kit

This leader kit includes everything a leader needs to present Lectio: Evangelization to a group, whether in a parish or at home. This package includes all ten episodes of Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles on five DVDs, plus a comprehensive Leader’s Guide (which includes complete Study Guide content).

Price: $124.95

Participant Kit

Be sure to get the full experience of Lectio: Evangelization with this special kit, which includes the DVD set (ten episodes on five DVDs) and the corresponding Study Guide.

Price: $119.95

Engaging Video Segments

In this 10-session series, Dr. Mary Healy combines Bible study with Church teaching and practical wisdom to show you how modern Catholics can effectively lead people to Jesus Christ.

Price: $99.95

Leader Resource Guide

The Lectio Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles Leader’s Resource Guide presents practical help to make the most of adult faith formation in any size study group. Easy to use, with step-by-step instructions, you’ll have the tools you need to bring the richness of the Bible, Church Tradition and History to life through:

  • complete Study Guide content to follow along with your participants
  • a leader overview for each session
  • suggested answers for discussion questions and reflections
  • guidelines on how to lead a small group study
  • practical tips for including lectio divina in your daily prayer life
  • insights for understanding Sacred Scripture and Tradition
  • detailed introductions, prayers, and ice-breakers for your group
  • background texts to go further into the study

Price: $34.95

Study Guide

Engaging and accessible for everyone from a first-time Bible study participant to a Lectio veteran, the Lectio Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles Study Guide enables you to personalize the study for your own spiritual journey. It includes:

  • ten sessions that unveil the evangelical guidance found in the Acts of the Apostles
  • an outline summary of each video presentation
  • thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion
  • practical tips for including lectio divina in your daily prayer life
  • insights and information for deeper understanding
  • guided reflections for each session to make the study your own throughout the week
  • space for personal journaling in each session

Price: $24.95

For more information, or to learn more about Augustine Institute parish programs or parish pricing, contact our parish programming specialist, Deacon Richard Harden at (303) 502-5023 or at richard.harden@augustineinstitute.org.

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