Accompaniment for Your Parish, Diocese, or School
We build relationships with parishes, dioceses, schools and small groups who are ready to take the next step toward creating a culture of intentional discipleship. By accompanying your group, we provide encouragement and accountability, help uncover resources, and facilitate discussions that help create a culture of discipleship at your parish.
- Formation and retreat experiences to help form parish leadership teams and assist them in planning for their common mission.
- Kerygmatic parish missions and parish-wide retreats to help parishes’ evangelization efforts bear lasting fruit among their parishioners.
- Ongoing, customized accompaniment and consultation for those parish teams who are implementing their plan.
We are committed to walking with you, your leaders, and your entire community as we seek to know Jesus and His Church together. The work of evangelization is, above all, relational. To walk with you on your communitiy's journey of discipleship, whether it is for just one retreat or event or for a long term relationship of growht together, is the heart of our mission.
We believe it is through the art of accompaniment - walking with people, meeting them where they are at and sharing in their joys and sorrows and steadily witnessing to the power of Jesus Christ in our own lives - that we can not only make disciples of Jesus, but we can also become more fully His disciples ourselves.
Hear What Others Are Saying...
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
We were blessed to have Burning Hearts Disciples walk with us as we journey towards intentional discipleship on a personal & parish level. Your accompaniment has been invaluable to us as we journey towards intentional discipleship. Thank you for your inspired support and spirit-filled accompaniment.
Discipleship Task Force
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
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