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For Yourself

Discover the joy of an intentional faith & a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Share your love for Christ & learn to accompany others on their journey of faith.

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At Your Parish

Create a culture of intentional discipleship at your parish, school or diocese.

"Go and Make Disciples"

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.

 

Need inspiration?  Need support?  Need training?  Need suggestions?

 

 

See What Others Are Saying...

  • "Very practical steps on how to walk with others and to see the bigger picture..."

    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.  

    Parishioner
    Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI

  • "Material I will go back to again and again"

    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...

    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!!

    Parishioner 
    Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI

  • "The most informative, formational, and nourishing event hosted by the Archdiocese."

    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.

    Catechetical Leader
    Archdiocese of Dubuqe

  • "The Holy Spirit sent this experience for me."

    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.

    Catechetical Leader
    Archdiocese of Dubuque

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us...?" Luke 24:32

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The Five Love Languages

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We all express and feel love differently, and understanding those differences can seriously help our relationships. Being aware of your love language, as well as the love language of the people around you, can improve your relationships with a boyfriend/girlfriend, your co-workers, your parents and siblings, and so many more. Kristin Bird will explain how The Five Love Languages can help foster healthy relationships by recognizing your own needs as well us uncovering how to better meet the needs of the other people in your life.

This talk is a great entry point for audiences who are not explicitly religious or are on the fence.  We touch on elements of faith without being explicitly religious.  It is particularly fruitful for those who are in early thresholds of conversion.

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Testimonials

  • "Speaker's conviction came through over and over!"

    There is so much more to learn and absorb - I want another session!  Kristin's conviction that the Theology of the Body is TRUTH was the best part of the day.  It came through over and over.

    Parishioner
    Wausau, WI

  • "Provided a lens through which to view my work in pediatrics"

    Wonderful speaker with an incredible depth of knowledge!  As a pediatrcian, I can see that our children have never been more socially, emotionally, and spiritually broken.  This seminar provided a good lens through which to view my day to day work.  It's easy to focus on the negative in my work, but this day gave me a place to start to help with healing.

    Pediatrician
    Eau Claire, WI

  • "Application to my work in the medical field"

    I loved that we used original source material and engaged with it.  Many of the topics and thoughts presented today helped me expand the application of the Theology of the Body into my work in the medical field.  It has certainly changed I will approach patient care.

    Medical Professional & NFP Speaker
    Diocese of LaCrosse, WI

  • "I wasn't planning to stay, but I couldn't leave!"

    I have been to many conferences and talks in the past 18 years as a DRE.  This was the BEST!  I have heard all the great speakers including Dr. Sri, Scott Hahn, and Jeff Cavins; Kristin is very much as good or better.  I wasn't planning to stay for the entire day.  I was going to help out with hospitality and then go do other work - but I couldn't leave!   Thank you!

    Director of Religious Education
    Diocese of LaCrosse

  • "Gave me the 'why' behind the Church's teachings"

    I loved learning more about the basics of the Theology of the Body!  I was expecting a more detailed teaching on chastity/respect of the body, but this presetntion was so much more meaningful because it gave me the "why" behind the Church's teachings.

    Religious Education Teacher & Parent
    Diocese of LaCrosse

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Burning Hearts In Your Home

 

Let us help you nurture your family's faith!

We want to help you become intentional about buiding a God-honoring home one step at a time. Take advantage of these tools designed to inspire and equip your family's faith growth.

Strenthen Your Marriage.

Marriage is the heart of God’s loving plan for the human family.  Pope Francis said,  “When a man and woman celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage, God, so to speak, is mirrored in them, He marks them with His features and the indelible character of his love.”

We have a number of tools to help you strenthen your family by strenthening your marriage including:

  • 7 Day Virtual Marriage Retreat
  • Grade Your Marriage Quiz
  • Marriage Strengthening Resources


Develop a Family Prayer Plan

Studies have shown that the simple routine of praying together at home makes it much more likely you will ...

  • Build a life-long, thriving marriage
  • Strengthen your relationship with your children and teens
  • Nurture strong faith in the hearts of your children and teens
  • Reduce the level of tension in your home
  • Increase marital trust, respect and intimacy

Life makes many demands on today’s families, and lives are often full and hectic. Finding the time for prayer can seem difficult - especially if you aren’t sure where to begin or how to pray as a family.

Take the time to create a plan for your own personal prayer life and for the prayer life of your family. The plan should be written down and agreed upon and discussed by everyone in the family. It doesn’t have to be rigidly followed, but can serve as a grounding reminder -- a thriving, regular, consistent time of worship of and communion with God in prayer.


Find a Disciple.

Pope Francis recently reminded us of the truth in the African Proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child."  Parenting and raising a faith-filled family can be hard. The good news is that you do not have to do it alone!  Even Mary, after her encounter with the angel, traveled to be with another family who could support and pray with and for her as she and Joseph began their lives together (Luke 1:39-40). 

We'll pair you with a 1 to 1 Family Disciple who can walk with you and encourage you as you seek to raise your family in the faith.  Your Burning Hearts Family Disciple desires to build a Christ-centered relationship with your family while sharing the Catholic Faith. 

Interested in helping another family?  Consider becoming a Burning Hearts Disciple!


Take the Family Survey.

This tool will help you:

  • Evaluate your level of intentionality in nurturing faith at home over the past 120 days.
  • Identify your life stage and specific situation.
  • Suggest resources that can help you create a "building faith at home plan" for the next 120 days—one that will work for your specific family situation.


Join Our Online Community

The Burning Hearts Disciples Blog is a place where you will find faith-based reflections on current events, reviews on the newest Catholic resources, and is the heart of the Burning Hearts community.  Explore topics that are of interest to you and join the conversation with other Catholics who are trying to nuture their family's faith in the midst of a busy life!

You can also participate in the Burning Hearts community on social media and through our email newsletter:

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Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know exactly how we can help you grow yoru personal faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

 

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