New Evangelization Toolkit

"The New Evangelization is a call to each personto 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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New Evangelization Resources

About the New Evangelization

The Church: The Community of the New Evangelization

The Parish: The Neighborhood of the New Evangelization

Marriage and Family: The Home of the New Evangelization

Society and Culture: Transformed by the New Evangelization

Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelizationresources developed for Catechetical Sunday 2012

Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel

Prayer for the New Evangelization

The New Evangelization and Social Justice

Using the New Media for the New Evangelization——Address Given by Bishop John Wester, Chair of the USCCB Communications Committee at the USCCB General Assembly Meeting, June 2012