Apostles on Mission is a series of ten comprehensive sessions designed for participants to cultivate their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to discover their unique charisms, to understand their personal gifts and strengths, and to live out these personal qualities in a unique way within their communities through an Evangelization Start-Up.
Apostles on Mission was created by the Catholic Apostolate Center in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Washington. Since its inception in 2014 it has expanded to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, where it was translated and inculturated for the local Hispanic community, and to the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Each session contains objectives, prayers, and suggested supplemental readings as well as examples from alumni of the Apostles on Mission program. Sessions present the framework for practicing Catholics to come to know themselves, work alongside their mentors, collaborate within their parishes, and ultimately design Evangelization Start-Ups collaboratively with others.
This program may be used in tandem with the Catholic edition of the text Living Your Strengths by Winseman, Clifton, and Liesveld or a similar discernment tool such as the Catherine of Siena Institute’s Called and Gifted program. These discernment programs allow one to discover one’s God-given charisms and personal gifts. Through this discernment, participants will learn how to harness these charisms and personal gifts and use them within one’s Evangelization Start-Up Project.