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“Surrender Your Heart”

Westland, MI. Awaken Ministry is a grassroots effort in Michigan dedicated to bringing "people into an experiential encounter with Jesus Christ, such that they would be so touched by God's real presence, they would be compelled to go out and share the Good News with...

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“Free Miracles”

“Free Miracles”

Ann Arbor, MI. When you're out on the street evangelizing, sometimes you have to get a little creative to get people's attention. In today's story, our evangelist comes up with a clever, yet truthful "slogan" to turn heads...and gets a woman to stop to ask for...

“Pray the Rosary, See What Changes”

“Pray the Rosary, See What Changes”

Boise, ID. We hand out rosaries and pamphlets on how to pray it, but how often do we confidently proclaim the positive results that come from it? For instance, the peace that comes from it, the struggles in life that are easily worked out, and the closeness to our...

“The Spirit Is Moving”

“The Spirit Is Moving”

Gaithersburg, MD. Although we can't see it, the Holy Spirit is constantly moving. The evidence is definitely clear when we see such great responses to our teams on the street. The story today shows many people visiting our evangelists, asking questions, and showing...

“From Campus to Bible Study”

“From Campus to Bible Study”

Atlanta, GA. College is often called a place of higher learning, but sadly, for a variety of reasons students rarely learn about higher things like God, the saints, and heaven. Thankfully today's story shows us that there is still hope! Two students heard the truth...

“Christmas Tree Lighting, Pt. 2”

“Christmas Tree Lighting, Pt. 2”

Detroit, MI. When we get the opportunity to evangelize, we must seize it. Today's story shows us that we can talk about Jesus and the Catholic faith even while playing a game like chess. It was rather fitting to be preaching Our Lord while playing chess (a game where...

“Christmas Tree Lighting”

“Christmas Tree Lighting”

Detroit, MI. The 16th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting took place in downtown Detroit at Campus Martius this past Friday. Thousands of people packed the sidewalks and streets...families with young children, couples, groups of friends and curious onlookers. Events like...

“Giving Spiritual Nourishment at the Soup Kitchen”

“Giving Spiritual Nourishment at the Soup Kitchen”

Detroit, MI. While many Catholic churches throughout the United States have closed in recent years, some portions of the church's ministries fight to stay open. Today's story features a new SPSE team at an old familiar site for Detroiters -- St. Leo's Soup Kitchen....

“Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts”

“Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts”

Warren, MI. A question most evangelists find themselves asking those they encounter is "Why?" That is, "Why did you stop going to church?" It's critical to get to the bottom of their reasons for leaving. Not all the extraneous stuff...but the core of their problem...

“The Happiest People Go To Church”

“The Happiest People Go To Church”

Sierra Vista, AZ. A Pew Research Center report released back in February found that "religious attendance...was consistently linked to higher levels of happiness than for those around the world who claim no faith." And honestly, who doesn't want to be happier?! The...

“Parish Day of Renewal”

“Parish Day of Renewal”

Novi, MI. In the daily rat race of life, every now and then parishes and parishioners need to stop, take a breath, collect their thoughts and see where they're at and how they can be rejuvenated and perhaps improve. Some dioceses throughout the United States offer...

Podcast

Ep. 7: No More Sleeping in Seattle

In this episode we interview Nina de Jesus who is a regional missionary in the Diocese of Seattle. She is one of the few in the area taking her faith to the streets as well as coaching others in the area learn how to do street evangelization more effectively. She...

Ep. 6: SPSE in New Orleans

In this episode we interview Phillip Bellini who is a SPSE coordinator in New Orleans. Phillip takes us through how his teams desire to do the work of evangelization led him to begin a team. He has successfully integrated into the dowtown community evangelizing at big...

Ep. 5: Building a SPSE Movement

In this episode we interview Stephen Beuerle who is a SPSE coordinator in San Diego. Steve walks us through how his team of 2 evolved into a local street evangelization movement. Today, Steve email hundreds of local evangelist every week encouraging them to join team...

Ep 4: It’s all about the Team

In this episode we interview long time team leader and evangelist Molly Bushman. Molly brings us inside her experience beginning a team at her parish. She also shares some of her own stories from the street and practical ways her parish is working on following up with...

Ep. 3: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 3: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 2: Community and Evangelization

In this episode we speak with Sr. Lisa Zelfa from the Servants of God's Love. Sr. Lisa was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She is a cradle Catholic that experienced a reversion in college through the Catholic community at Wayne State University. After college she...

Ep. 1: Signs, Wonders, Miracles and Evangelization

In this episode we interview Fr. Mathias Thelen who is the senior leader of Encounter Ministries. Encounter has a vision to see a Church truly empowered by the Holy Spirit where disciples are confided to proclaim the Gospel and then demonstrate it through signs,...

Ep: 24-Catholic Missionary Disciples

In this episode we interview Marcel LeJeune who is the President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. Before founding his own ministry Marcel served as the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University for 11...

Ep. 23: The Few, The Proud, The SPSE Marine

On veterans day we had a chance to speak with Kimberly Colby who is an active duty Marine Corps officer and SPSE regional missionary. She recently relocated to Hawaii after serving as an Oceanside team leader in San Diego for over two years. In this epiosde we talk...

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