Burning Hearts Disciples equips, trains, and supports Catholics across the country to live out the mission of the Church to "go and make disciples" (Mt. 28:19).
You are invited to better understand and implement the call to New Evangelization - to re-propose the person of Christ to the people in your family, in your community, and in your parish. Burning Hearts draws on the best church, business, and education resources, to customize individual faith growth plans or parish/diocesan disicpleship plans that inspire you to be Disciples of Christ.
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I loved all the hands on ideas that I can use right away. Rather than just focusing on why this is important, we learned actual examples of things we can do. I'm going to use some of these right away and it's really going to add to my classes!
- Director of Religious Education, Diocese of Superior
Kristin was a pleasure to work with from the early planning stages of our pre-ordination retreat for the permanent diaconate, to the last day of the conference.
Burning Hearts Disciples, under her direction as Executive Director, was able to meet every goal we were trying to attain for the men and their wives that attended our five day retreat.
Even though I had previous opportunities for conferences utilizing Intentional Disciples; she was able to bring a personal side to our understanding of what a Personal Relationship with God entails. She was able to challenge our deacon candidates and wives to break out of their comfort zones and assist them to be able to lead when they become deacons in their own parishes.
Across the board we received positive feedback from all who attended. Many expressed how much they enjoyed the message, the humor and the way she presented. I can't say enough about the abilities, direction, and thoughts that were pulled together by Kristin for our retreat. You not only hit a homerun; you hit it out of the park!
Deacon Jim Kincel
Director of Permanent Diaconate
Diocese of Lafayette LA
I was worried that this was going to be similar to the many “classes” we had already been through - many of which felt like passive reception of content. That was definitely not the case. The wealth of info you gave us - especially the exposure to so many different resources - will be beneficial to me in my ministry. You encouraged me to open up myself and be a little vulnerable - something you modeled so well.
Candidate for the Diaconate
Diocese of Lafayette, LA
This retreat helped me see parish life through a different filter. Those of us who work in ministry think we have dynamic parishes, but so much of what we do is ineffective, dead or dying. I received so much more on how to better serve my parish than I could have ever imagined.
Diocese of Lafayette, LA
This was both practical and spiritual. It has helped give me concrete language to pinpoint who God is for me, and most importantly begin to unpack why. I only got about halfway through the reflection handout, but I'm looking forward to going through the rest at home!
Parish Staff Member
Diocese of Green Bay, WI
“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us...?" Luke 24:32