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Making Disciples Today: Blog

Real talk with real disciples who are living and working in the trenches of parish renewal and transformation.

No sugarcoating. No silver bullets. No pie in the sky theoretical concepts that feel impossible to translate into real parish life.

We share stories, talk about what works and what doesn't, and bring on some amazing guests. Come on and join us!

Here's the official description:

"We know that transforming parishes means changing culture—and that cultural change is hard! That’s why we’re “on the air.” Each week Deacon Keith Strohm and co-hosts Rachel Espinoza and Kristin Bird explore different facets of parish renewal. Breaking open their own experience working “in the trenches” at the parish and diocesan level, and discussing with their many guests the principles, strategies, programs, and processes that make an actual difference in parish life, your podcast hosts provide practical, real-world advice you can use."

If you are passionate about parish renewal, evangelization, mission, and discipleship, and you are looking for concrete, practical advice and discussion, then tune in.

Where To Find Us


Episode One: Catholic Parish Renewal and Evangelization in a Time of Pandemic

Episode Summary: 

Deacon Keith, Executive Director of M3 Ministries, and Kristin Bird, Executive Director of Burning Hearts Disciples, talk about the challenges and opportunities for parish renewal and evangelization presented by the Coronavirus Pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on social gatherings. How can we continue the Mission of the Church and the renewal of our parishes in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. View the Show Notes