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The Church will have to initiate everyone—priests, religious and laity—into this “art of accompaniment” which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other. Evangelii Gaudium, 169
The Burning Hearts Accompaniment Training focuses on assisting you in providing encouragement and accountability, finding resources, and facilitating discussions that help others grow in relationship with Christ and His Church.
Let Burning Hearts Disciples equip, train, and support your call to live out the New Evangelization through the art of accompaniment.
Fully Customizable Modules
Training is customized and individualized to match the needs of your family, small group, parish, school or organization. Our trainers will choose and tailor the modules to meet your unique needs. .
What Others Have Said...
The Accompaniment course hit me right-on with very practical steps on how to walk with others and to see the bigger picture (something I have been in need of) of where I am on my own journey as well as how to help my family and parish. The stressing of a focus on Jesus, not being silent, praying with people now, healing, the importance of stories & listening, and many other items were also a great capstone.
I have been “drinking out of firehouse” of our Catholic Faith since having an experience of the love of Jesus in January of this year. My wife had experienced a similar encounter at that time as well, which has been great has been a blessing to walk together. We have experienced many small (& a few large) transformations over the last 8-months and the accompaniment training has been one more step on this journey.
Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI
This was the first formation event that I have attended, and I fully plan on attending the rest of the series. This was material that I will go back to again and again. Kristin was an excellent speaker - I appreciated her directness, and also her including group discussion and prayer times. I am looking forward the next session!
Parish Staff Member
Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI
One of the BEST programs I have ever taken part in!!!! Can't wait until the next session! I left with a new way of looking at Church. If you ever have the opportunity to go - do it!!
Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI
I felt the topic was very timely as we search for new understandings and the HOW of applying evangelization skills to our ministry. It was the most informative, formational, and nourishing event I have been to hosted by the Arch[diocese] so far. I plan to implement this immediately by focusing more on providing encounters with Jesus, not just providing programs, and spending more time and effort accompanying individuals in my parish, especially my youth.
Archdiocese of Dubuqe
As this year has been a struggle for me in my new assignment, I feel as if Holy Spirit sent Kristin FOR ME! There was so much that she articulated that was on my heart but I did not know how to put it into words or action. My time last week left me with 11 different statements that I am posting next to my desk as I make may plans for the young people in my parish next year.
Archdiocese of Dubuque
The Art of Accompaniment: COURSE ONE
Course One builds the foundation upon which all Disciples will more effectively walk with others on their journey of faith and, as Pope Francis said, “remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other.”
Breaking the Silence
This session offers participants an opportunity to encounter the kerygma - the essential proclamation of the Gospel - for themselves and equips them to share both their own personal faith stories and the fundamental Story of our faith more effectively.
Your Faith Story
The most valuable way to share our faith is by telling our own story, our testimony of the difference Jesus Christ has made in our lives, in a firsthand account. This session helps participants identify the key elements of their personal journeys to discipleship.
The "Art of Accompaniment"
This session focuses on understanding “art of accompaniment” as it relates to the New Evangelization. We will cover what accompaniment is, why it is an essential component of any outreach we do, and how Jesus was the model for its practice.
This session addresses the role of listening and teaches participants to listen with the openness of heart which makes true conversion possible.
The Art of Accompaniment: COURSE TWO
Course Two provides customizable modules that apply the general concepts of the “Art of Accompaniment” to a variety of settings. Participants learn how to implement accompaniment strategies in their specific evangelization situations.
Thresholds of Conversion
This session helps participants discern where someone is on the faith journey and provides next step suggestions for people at various stages of faith.
This session teaches participants how to set up a Discipleship relationship based on the principal of accompaniment. We cover how to know you’re ready to be a mentor, the roles and responsibilities of a mentor disciple, and how to avoid potential pitfalls.
These sessions use practical discussions and hands-on experiences to teach participants how to apply accompaniment strategies in the environments (choose two) you choose to meet your unique needs.
- Developing 1 to 1 Faith Growth Plans,
- Leading Small Groups,
- Parish/School Big Picture Planning,
- In the Classroom (Teachers/Catechists)
- At Home (Parents/Grandparents).