LINCOLN (SNR) – All involved in apostolic work are invited to a “Servant’s Workshop” series of presentations in Lincoln this fall.
Matt Simmons, diocesan director of the Office of Evangelization and Spiritual Formation, will lead the series at JXXIII Diocesan Center in Dawson Hall.
The suggested audience is anyone who involved in apostolic work, i.e., the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Marriage Encounter, Natural Family Planning, Catholic schools, etc. The evenings are designed to help individuals manifest Jesus more fully as they serve the people of God.
The events will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The first will be held Sept. 9 on “Relationship, Identity and Mission.” The next will be Oct. 7 on “Relational Prayer.” The final event will be Nov. 4, “Intimacy with Jesus.”
Simmons said the inspiration for the series comes from John 5:15, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”
Participants are welcome to attend even if they cannot come to each event in the series.
The mission of the Office of Evangelization and Spiritual Formation is twofold. The first is to spread the Gospel to all people, both the unbaptized and baptized, so that they may come to an encounter with Christ.
The office’s second mission is to support the efforts and spiritual life of the evangelized by teaching people to pray more effectively and empowering them to share their faith, as the greatest opportunity for evangelization and discipleship happens in personal one-on-one relationships.
Some areas impacted through the efforts of these offices include adult faith formation, evangelization efforts, Bible studies, prayer and leadership training, and retreats.