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Our trainings draw on the best church, business, and education resources to provide you with the most well-rounded and practical training experience. All content is fully aligned with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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...

  • "Practical and hands-on training"

    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

  • "Hit it out of the park!"

    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

  • "The wealth of information will benefit my ministry."

    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

  • "I can better serve my parish now."

    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.

    A Deacon
    Diocese of Lafayette, LA

  • "Both practical and spiritual"

    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

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.

Accompaniment Listening

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.

Discipleship Mentoring

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.

Accompaniment Methods

(Choose 2)

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. 

Choose from: 

  • Developing 1 to 1 Faith Growth Plans,
  • Leading Small Groups,
  • Parish/School Big Picture Planning,
  • In the Classroom (Teachers/Catechists) 
  • At Home (Parents/Grandparents).


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