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New Evangelization Toolkit


"The New Evangelization is a call to each person to deepen his or her own faith, have confidence in the Gospel, and possess a willingness to share the Gospel. It is a personal encounter with the person of Jesus, which brings peace and joy." — Disciples Called to Witness

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)The USCCB New Evangelization Toolkit will present strategies for implementing the New Evangelization, focusing on planning, resources and activities designed to assist the Church in the United States on its journey towards the New Evangelization.

The Toolkit will follow the roadmap outlined in the 2013-2016 USCCB Strategic Plan entitled: “Journey with Christ: Faith, Worship, Witness” and expands on the statement of the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization

This Toolkit will be primarily web-based and filled with resources for diocesan and parish based planning and implementation of New Evangelization initiatives. It is not a program, but rather a comprehensive collection of USCCB resources to assist in fostering the New Evangelization. The online New Evangelization Toolkit will be supplemented by a printed planning guide for the New Evangelization. 

The New Evangelization Toolkit resources are designed for pastoral leaders who aim to develop, enhance or review their own local strategies for implementing the New Evangelization. The New Evangelization Toolkit has five sections:

  • Theological Reflection
  • Guiding Principles for Pastoral Ministry 
  • A Planning Framework for Discipleship-Focused Pastoral Ministry
  • A Five-Step Planning Process to be a new evangelization parish
  • Practical Resources to support the planning process

Pastoral Planning for the New Evangelization: An Introduction

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