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Accompaniment for Your Parish, Diocese, or School

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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.  

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...


  • 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
    Oviedo, FL

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Parish missions and parish leadership/staff retreats are a great entry point for parishes just beginning to explore evangelization & discipleship

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