The St. Paul School of Evangelization

The Mission is Urgent.
The Moment is Now.

Responding to the Great Commission of Jesus to go out into the whole world and make disciples, the St. Paul Evangelization Institute is excited to announce the St. Paul School of Evangelization!

Every baptized Catholic has received a call to be a part of the New Evangelization. However, as Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit pointed out in his pastoral letter Unleash the Gospel, “Since evangelizing does not come naturally for most people, being effective evangelizers also usually requires the development of some practical skills.”

Our weekly School of Evangelization is designed to help ordinary Catholics become extraordinary evangelists in their own communities. Our new virtual school meets once a week in the evening and includes time for teaching, discussion, small groups, activities, and prayer.

Practical Hands-On Training

Using a “hands-on approach,” our virtual school helps Catholics learn more about their faith and how to share it with others in a joyful, non-confrontational manner. Our method of teaching looks to the leadership model of Jesus. Jesus invited ordinary people into a close relationship with Him, to walk with Him, and to learn to model Him in holiness. Together, the Lord’s students engaged in discussions, grew in prayer, studied the Scriptures, received supernatural gifts, were filled with the Holy Spirit, and were sent out into the whole world to make disciples. They proclaimed the Gospel with boldness through words of wisdom with the testimony of their lives, and with great signs and wonders. All who repented and believed in the Gospel they invited into the Body of Christ, the Church. Those ordinary disciples changed the world.

This is more than history, this is our story. Ordinary disciples can change the world again. “Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize” (Pope St. Paul VI). As baptized Christians, we share in the identity and mission of the first disciples. The Church is calling us to the work of making disciples by becoming more like them.

We welcome you to the St. Paul School of Evangelization! We want to train, equip and mobilize you to live out your vocation. It is our firm belief that our God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things for the kingdom of God in the world. Together, we can faithfully and effectively witness to the love of God revealed in His Son, Jesus Christ.

An In-depth Look

School Curriculum

Our school emphasizes direct evangelization strategies, relational ministry, and personal growth as an evangelist. Our method of teaching is to learn together through small groups, mentorship, class discussion, and group evangelization outings where possible with our local teams. This cooperative approach helps each student to grow confident evangelizing in various circumstances (family, friends, strangers, in public, and in ministry). There will be evangelization opportunities at the end of each quarter. Each student completes a goals and growth worksheet, and a mentor works with each student on those goals throughout the year.

Areas of Emphasis

  • A priority on each student’s response to the kerygma and growth in holiness through prayer, worship, and the full sacramental life of the Church
  • Dynamic lessons, discussion groups, and small class sizes that honor each person’s gifts, talents, and contributions to the Body of Christ.
  • A faithful study of theology and scripture which is spirituality directed to a deepened understanding of foundational principles, methods, and strategies for the New Evangelization
  • Expert instructors and guest speakers who participate in various evangelization initiatives and invite students to join them to gain real-world experience as evangelists
  • A ministry team that accompanies students on their spiritual journey, builds up their confidence with the course material, and helps them flourish in their unique callings
  • A learning curriculum informed by 10+ years of grassroots level ministry experience in forming effective, on-fire evangelists around the world
  • Inspiring stories from over 200 active chapters of street evangelists
Quarter 1 - Basic Evangelization Training

Classes

  1. Introduction to Evangelization
  2. Foundations of Evangelization
  3. The Spiritual Life of the Evangelist
  4. Proclaiming the Story of Salvation
  5. Preparing Your Testimony
  6. Evangelization Strategies
  7. Introduction to Evangelical Apologetics
  8. Evangelization Live Lab
Quarter 2 – Practical Evangelization Training

Classes

  1. Developing a Catholic Worldview in a Modern Culture
  2. Direct Evangelization, Relational Ministry, and One Good Reason
  3. Divine Revelation, and the Trustworthiness and Authority of Sacred Scripture
  4. Atheists (Existence of God) / Agnostics (Science & Faith)
  5. Evangelizing Catholics
  6. Evangelizing Christians (Protestants, Ecumenism)
  7. Family Life Issues
  8. Evangelization Live Lab
Quarter 3 - The Proclamation of the Gospel

Classes

  1. Prayer Ministry: The Mystical Dimension of the Church
  2. Prayer Ministry: Healing in the Bible and the Early Church
  3. Prayer Ministry: Healing Prayer Model
  4. Prayer Ministry & Evangelization
  5. Capstone: The Promise and the Warning
  6. Capstone: The Economy of Grace & the Call of the Evangelist
  7. Capstone: God’s Wrath Against Sin, and His Love for Sinners
  8. Capstone: Divine Love & Fear of the Lord
Quarter 4 – Virtuous Leadership & Personal Project

Classes

  1. Leadership, Virtues, and Running an Evangelization Team
  2. Evangelization Project Preparation
  3. Parish/Personal Evangelization Project
  4. Parish/Personal Evangelization Project
  5. Parish/Personal Evangelization Project
  6. Parish/Personal Evangelization Project
  7. Class Breakfast & Graduation
Certification

Upon successful completion of all classes and assignments, students receive their Certificate in Evangelization, approved by the institute’s Board of Directors.

Homework

Students will receive homework each week, including Bible reading, study questions which will be used for in class small groups, a prayer focus, and individual evangelization assignments. Homework should take most students around one hour per week.  

Cost

The goal of our apostolate is to take the most generous path possible to equip Christians in the work of evangelization while meeting our financial obligations as an organization. Tuition is set at an amount similar to other Christian schools, while allowing all students to take classes who are not able to afford the full amount. The cost is $150 per quarter with a $50 deposit applied to the first quarter tuition. Students are asked to pray and give generously if they cannot afford the full amount. $100 discounts are applied to students paying in full at the beginning of the year and $150 discounts are applied to sustaining partners paying in full. Tuition is non-refundable.

Equipped for Mission

Enrollment in the school includes all of the materials you need to evangelize. Additionally, students are automatically given full St. Paul Evangelization Institute Partner access to all of our online resources, including hundreds of books, tracts, Catholic audio, Catholic videos, and highly discounted evangelization resources in our store like rosaries, medals, holy cards, and more.

Mobilize

As you take part in the Parish School of Evangelization (live or virtually), we can help those of you who are called forth by God to launch a street evangelization team, door-to-door ministry team, prayer team, small group team, or get involved in other local evangelistic activities. This is not expected of all of our students, but many students find they are ready to get involved in long-term outreach and ministry after completing our school.

Transform Lives

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“Thank God you were here today. You were just what I needed to see. I have been struggling with going to Church and with my belief in God for a long time. You helped me restore my faith in God.”

- Person from the Street

St. Paul School of Evangelization

“East Coast” Virtual Class

Classes Start Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Held online from 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST

Flexible Payment Options. No one is turned away.

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