Advanced
Missionary Disciples Formation Seminar

Go deeper in your understanding of mission and evangelization.

Continue to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence
to teach and inspire others to live out their own call to mission.


Program sessions include:

  • A deeper look at the mission narrative from our Scriptural and historical foundations to better understand our own response to God's invitation to participate in the mission of love
  • An examination of mission within our own context and culture and how that relates and connects to a more global understanding of mission grounded in solidarity.
  • How to grow in our own identity as a missionary and encourage and support a spirituality grounded in mission for others
  • The significance and role of mission immersion trips and service learning in developing a culture of mission
  • How to become more effective and engaging in forming others to respond to their own baptismal call to mission
  • Best practices for developing mission education components and programs at the school, parish and diocesan level
  • Upon successful completion the participant will have:
  • Developed a deeper understanding of mission, their own identity as a mission educator and continued to develop a spirituality based on global solidarity
  • Advanced competence to do mission education presentations and incorporate mission into curricula and programs
  • Confidence to assist other parish ministers to incorporate mission into their identity and programs
  • Training necessary to become an instructor of Module One Basic Mission Education Training Session (above).

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Basic Mission Education Training Program (see above) or equivalent mission education training or experience.

Program Format:

Five day (Monday-Friday) program offered at our Mission Centers in San Francisco or Chicago (beginning 2014) and New York (beginning 2016)

Eight day international program offered at our Mission Center in Guatemala (TBD). International programs include opportunities for local mission immersion and ministry.

General Texts:

  • Constants in Context, Bevans & Schroeder
  • The Mission of God and Postmodern Culture, Sivalon
  • Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis
  • Redemptoris Missio, Pope John Paul II

Responding to our Call to Global Solidarity

August 6-10, 2018
Los Altos, California

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” - African Proverb


In a world that seems increasingly divided and a country where nationalism is growing, our international Maryknoll experiences have shown us the beauty and richness that result when we choose to encounter the “other,” and cross borders: cultural, economic, and political.  In August 2018, we invite you to join us as we take time to learn from our wisdom, rooted in over 100 years of global experience, and reflect on how the Catholic community can move into the future. Join us to take a deeper dive into Evangelii Gaudium and examine our current socio-political reality in the US and discern how to embrace global solidarity as missionary disciples in our work and daily lives.

Where: Maryknoll in Los Altos, CA
When: August  6-10, 2018
Prerequisite: Maryknoll's Missionary Disciples Formation Program or other similar formation
Questions? Contact Kate Macan at KMacan@Maryknoll.org



Photos from the 2014 Advanced Missionary Disciples Formation Program with Fr. John Sivalon, MM and Deacon Matt Dulka at the Western Region Mission House