Immersion 2022

Annual Evangelization Conference

Immersion 2022: One of the Most Unique Catholic Conferences in the World

July 7-9, 2022

Immersion 2022 is the National Conference for St. Paul Street Evangelization. It is one of the most unique Catholic conferences in the world in that we limit capacity to 250 people and we spend a significant part of the conference ministering to others on the streets of Southeast Michigan through a variety of evangelization experiences.

Immersion is a dynamic and hands-on experience, designed from the ground up to help train, equip, and mobilize Catholics as disciple-makers who proclaim Jesus Christ in the world. The SPSE event includes prayer, a variety of direct evangelization experiences, dynamic talks, specialized breakouts, worship, and fellowship. We will gather as a community for Mass each day to be spiritually equipped for the encounters the Lord has for each of us. Attendees will have a chance to learn from the other active evangelists as we share best practices and the stories of our daily encounters. Everyone will have the opportunity to receive ministry and to minister to others.

Location

St. Mary Catholic Church
730 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

When is Immersion 2022?

July 7 – 9, 2022

3:00 PM – Registration Opens
4:30 PM – Mass
6:00 PM – Keynote with Peter Herbeck
7:00 PM – Social

8:30 AM – Mass

10:00 AM – Breakouts
– Evangelization Basics (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Nones (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Discipleship: Jesus’ Method of Evangelization (Brian Lee)

11:00 AM – Breakouts
– The Kerygma (Bob Wilson)
– Loving People Enough to Tell them the Truth: Human Sexuality and Identity (David & Noelle McHugh)
– Prayer and Evangelization (Beth Schuele)

12:00 PM – Ministry Prep
12:30 PM – Lunch on your own
2:00 PM – Evangelization
4:00 PM – Dinner on your own
6:00 PM – Keynote
7:00 PM – Prayer Ministry

8:30 AM – Rosary
9:00 AM – Mass
10:00 AM – Evangelization
12:00 PM – Lunch on your own

2:00 PM – Breakouts
– Power of Testimony (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Evangelizing Muslims (David McHugh)
– Family & Evangelization: Passing on the Faith in the Home (Noelle McHugh)

3:00 PM – Breakouts
– Praying Out Loud (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Atheists (Bob Wilson)
– Work and Evangelization: How to share the Gospel in Your Career (Tom Graves)

4:00 PM – Break
5:30 PM – Vigil Mass
6:30 PM – Dinner (Provided)
7:00 PM – Light the Fire
9:00 PM – Final Reflection

Your registration covers the cost of the entire conference, materials, a t-shirt, our 10th Anniversary event (including food), and a simple dinner on Saturday. It does not include the cost of transportation, accommodations, or any other meals. Royal Oak is a walkable city, and most participants should find it easy to walk from the parish to their nearby hotel, as well as most evangelization locations. Uber, Lyft, taxis, car rentals, and public transportation are available from the airport.

*Premium Access Ticket – The premium access ticket includes all of the benefits of a regular ticket, plus access to the speaker and staff green room (food included), a premium access lanyard, and a SPSE goodie bag.

“People throw around the word ‘life-changing’ so much that it’s starting to lose its meaning, but my experience at the Immersion Conference was really, truly life-changing. I learned so much and gained so much valuable experience actually evangelizing people that my life as a disciple is not the same as it was before. I’m on mission in new ways and I’m much less afraid, thanks to this conference.”

Nick Hardesty

Associate Director of Adult Evangelization and RCIA, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

When is Immersion 2022?

July 7 – 9, 2022

3:00 PM – Registration Opens
4:30 PM – Mass
6:00 PM – Keynote with Peter Herbeck
7:00 PM – Social

8:30 AM – Mass

10:00 AM – Breakouts
– Evangelization Basics (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Nones (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Discipleship: Jesus’ Method of Evangelization (Brian Lee)

11:00 AM – Breakouts
– The Kerygma (Bob Wilson)
– Loving People Enough to Tell them the Truth: Human Sexuality and Identity (David & Noelle McHugh)
– Prayer and Evangelization (Beth Schuele)

12:00 PM – Ministry Prep
12:30 PM – Lunch on your own
2:00 PM – Evangelization
4:00 PM – Dinner on your own
6:00 PM – Keynote
7:00 PM – Prayer Ministry

8:30 AM – Rosary
9:00 AM – Mass
10:00 AM – Evangelization
12:00 PM – Lunch on your own

2:00 PM – Breakouts
– Power of Testimony (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Evangelizing Muslims (David McHugh)
– Family & Evangelization: Passing on the Faith in the Home (Noelle McHugh)

3:00 PM – Breakouts
– Praying Out Loud (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Atheists (Bob Wilson)
– Work and Evangelization: How to share the Gospel in Your Career (Tom Graves)

4:00 PM – Break
5:30 PM – Vigil Mass
6:30 PM – Dinner (Provided)
7:00 PM – Light the Fire
9:00 PM – Final Reflection

10th Anniversary – Thursday Night

 

On the first night of the conference we will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of St. Paul Street Evangelization with a keynote address from our founder, Mass with Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and a party with live music, food, and prizes in the parish hall.

When is Immersion 2022?

July 7 – 9, 2022

3:00 PM – Registration Opens
4:30 PM – Mass
6:00 PM – Keynote with Peter Herbeck
7:00 PM – Social

8:30 AM – Mass

10:00 AM – Breakouts
– Evangelization Basics (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Nones (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Discipleship: Jesus’ Method of Evangelization (Brian Lee)

11:00 AM – Breakouts
– The Kerygma (Bob Wilson)
– Loving People Enough to Tell them the Truth: Human Sexuality and Identity (David & Noelle McHugh)
– Prayer and Evangelization (Beth Schuele)

12:00 PM – Ministry Prep
12:30 PM – Lunch on your own
2:00 PM – Evangelization
4:00 PM – Dinner on your own
6:00 PM – Keynote
7:00 PM – Prayer Ministry

8:30 AM – Rosary
9:00 AM – Mass
10:00 AM – Evangelization
12:00 PM – Lunch on your own

2:00 PM – Breakouts
– Power of Testimony (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Evangelizing Muslims (David McHugh)
– Family & Evangelization: Passing on the Faith in the Home (Noelle McHugh)

3:00 PM – Breakouts
– Praying Out Loud (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Atheists (Bob Wilson)
– Work and Evangelization: How to share the Gospel in Your Career (Tom Graves)

4:00 PM – Break
5:30 PM – Vigil Mass
6:30 PM – Dinner (Provided)
7:00 PM – Light the Fire
9:00 PM – Final Reflection

Keynote Presenters

 

Steve Dawson

President and Founder
St. Paul Street Evangelization

Talk: Evangelization and the Battle for Souls

Abp. Allen Vigneron

Archbishop
Archdiocese of Detroit

Celebrant and Homilist for the 10th Anniversary Mass

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Corpus Christi Church
Detroit, MI

Talk: Charisms & Evangelization with an evening of Adoration

Peter Herbeck

Speaker
Renewal Ministries

Talk: The Power of the Gospel to Save

When is Immersion 2022?

July 7 – 9, 2022

3:00 PM – Registration Opens
4:30 PM – Mass
6:00 PM – Keynote with Peter Herbeck
7:00 PM – Social

8:30 AM – Mass

10:00 AM – Breakouts
– Evangelization Basics (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Nones (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Discipleship: Jesus’ Method of Evangelization (Brian Lee)

11:00 AM – Breakouts
– The Kerygma (Bob Wilson)
– Loving People Enough to Tell them the Truth: Human Sexuality and Identity (David & Noelle McHugh)
– Prayer and Evangelization (Beth Schuele)

12:00 PM – Ministry Prep
12:30 PM – Lunch on your own
2:00 PM – Evangelization
4:00 PM – Dinner on your own
6:00 PM – Keynote
7:00 PM – Prayer Ministry

8:30 AM – Rosary
9:00 AM – Mass
10:00 AM – Evangelization
12:00 PM – Lunch on your own

2:00 PM – Breakouts
– Power of Testimony (Dr. Deb McManimon)
– Evangelizing Muslims (David McHugh)
– Family & Evangelization: Passing on the Faith in the Home (Noelle McHugh)

3:00 PM – Breakouts
– Praying Out Loud (Adam Janke)
– Evangelizing Atheists (Bob Wilson)
– Work and Evangelization: How to share the Gospel in Your Career (Tom Graves)

4:00 PM – Break
5:30 PM – Vigil Mass
6:30 PM – Dinner (Provided)
7:00 PM – Light the Fire
9:00 PM – Final Reflection

Power Talks

Powerful, short talks on theology, evangelization, and more. Pick which talk you want to attend each session.

 

Robert Wilson

National Director
St. Paul Street Evangelization

1 Hour Quick Start Guide to Evangelization

Noelle Garcia

Director of Children’s Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma

Family, Faith, and Fallen Away Children

Beth Schuele

Associate Director of Evangelization Emeritus for St. Paul Street Evangelization

The Spiritual Life of the Evangelist

Dr. Thomas Graves

Catholic Physician
Bay Area Family Physicians

Living the Gospel in the Workplace

Dcn. Keith Strohm

Executive Director
M3 Ministries

Deliverance Ministry & Exorcisms

Mark Hornbacher

Director of Theology
St. Paul Street Evangelization

Instruments of Salvation: St. Catherine and Intercessory Prayer

Learn Through Active Ministry

 

Friday Morning Door to Door Ministry

Β For the first ministry activity you’ll meet and join your new ministry team over lunch and then do door to door ministry in Royal Oak, Michigan using our non-confrontational outreach method.

Saturday Morning Street Ministry

On Saturday morning you’ll stay with your same team to evangelize on the streets of Royal Oak and surrounding areas, where people will approach our stations. Some teams may also walk around busy outdoor market places to evangelize.Β 

Saturday Night Light the Fire Event

Light the Fire is always the highlight of our Immersion conference. After Mass and supper, your team will be assigned a role in this unique and incredible outreach event at a Detroit parish.Β 

 

Ticket Prices

Conference Schedule

 

  • 4:00 PM – Check-In Opens
  • 6:00 PM – Worship & Welcome
  • 6:30 PM – Evangelization & The Battle for Souls Keynote Address by Steve Dawson, Founder and President of St. Paul Street Evangelization
  • 7:30 – 10:00 PM – 10th Anniversary Event
  • 7:30 PM – Holy Mass with Archbishop Allen Vigneron
  • 8:30 – 10:00 PM – Party with food and music

 

  • 9:00 AM – Holy Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church
  • 10:00 AM – Power Talk: 1 Hour Quick Start Guide to Evangelization with Bob Wilson, Director of St. Paul Street Evangelization
  • 10:00 AM – Power Talk: Family, Faith, and Fallen Away Children with Noelle (Garcia) McHugh, Director of Children’s Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma
  • 11:00 AM – Power Talk: The Spiritual Life of the Evangelist with Beth Schuele, Associate Director of Evangelization Emeritus for St. Paul Street Evangelization
  • 11:00 AM – Power Talk: Living the Gospel in the Workplace with Dr. Thomas Graves, Catholic Physician
  • 12:00 PM – Evangelization Instructions
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch Break with your team
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Door to Door Evangelization in Royal Oak, MI
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Dinner Break
  • 6:00 PM – Worship & Welcome
  • 6:30 PM – Keynote: Evangelization & the Charisms with Fr. Patrick Gonyeau, Administrator of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Detroit, MI
  • 7:30 PM – Worship, Eucharistic Adoration & Prayer Teams
  • 9:00 AM – Holy Mass
  • 10:00 – 12:00 PM – Street Evangelization
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM – Lunch with your team
  • 12:00 PM – Optional Lunch & Meeting: How to Start a Street Team with Brian Lee, National Director of Teams
  • 1:30 PM – Keynote: The Power of the Gospel to Save with Peter Herbeck of Renewal Ministries
  • 2:30 PM – Power Talk: Instruments of Salvation: St. Catherine and Intercessory Prayer with Mark Hornbacher, Director of Theology for St. Paul Street Evangelization
  • 2:30 PM – Power Talk: Deliverance Ministry & Exorcisms with Deacon Keith Strohm of M3 Catholic Ministries
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM – Break, prepare for Mass and Light the Fire.
  • 4:30 PM – Vigil Mass
  • 5:30 PM – Light the Fire Evangelization Event Instructions and Pizza Dinner
  • 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Light the Fire
  • 9:00 PM – Praise Reports and Final Blessing

Are there any scholarships availalbe?

Unfortunately due to the limited capacity for tickets to this event, we are not able to offer scholarships. Sustaining partners may use their discount codes. If you would like to sponsor a scholarship, please contact Adam Janke at adam@stpaulse.com

Is there any childcare available?

Unfortunately we do not have the staffing available to offer childcare. You will need to arrange your own childcare.

Are there any age limitations to attending?

This conference was designed for adult participation. Mature high school students can attend with their parent or guardian, who has sole responsibility for them.

Do I need my own transportation?

Yes. Royal Oak is known for being a walkable city. There are hotels near the conference venue. However you will need to provide your own transportation. We will have a charter bus to take attendees to and from the church to the Light the Fire evangelization location for those relying on ride share and public transportation.

Will any food be provided?

We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year and will provide snacks and drinks at our party (hot dishes included, but not a “full regular meal”). We will also provide light supper the night of Light the Fire.

What about parking?

Free surface parking is available onsite at the conference venue and at the parish for the Light the Fire event on Saturday night.

Refund Policy

We have a no refund policy for events.Β 

Hotel Information

Information group rates coming soon.

Vendor Information

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