Adult Faith Formation
310 Participants in the ChristLife Process
Over the past eighteen months (January 2015 – May 2016), the three courses of the ChristLife process of evangelization have been offered at St. Hugo’s: Discovering Christ, Following Christ and Sharing Christ. There were approximately 310 participants in the ChristLife process: 160 attended Discovering Christ, 90 participants attended Following Christ and 60 participants in Sharing Christ.
In the first two parts of the ChristLife series – Discovering Christ and Following Christ – the goal was to help the participants to personally encounter Jesus as Lord and to grow as his disciples. With that foundation we turned to the joy-‐filled adventure of Sharing Christ. Sharing Christ was a practical and doable way of responding to Jesus command. The results are that there are 310 participants who entered into or renewed their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experienced the love of God and became empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s missionary disciples at St. Hugo’s. The ChristLife process gave the 310 participants the relational support necessary to live for Christ.
It is vitally important to recognize an indispensable feature of the new evangelization is the universal call to personally share Christ with others. “No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church,” Pope John Paul II stated, “can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples” (Mission of the Redeemer, #3). Evangelization is the sharing our faith in Christ one on one.
The ChristLife process was possible through a team effort. The Evangelization Committee prayed, studied, organized, facilitated and chaired the ChristLife process. St. Hugo’s is most grateful to this committee: Linda Clarke (Committee Chair), Beverly Miller, Laurie McIntee, Cindy Graham, Sharon Lucas, Nancy Jo Brown, Mary Fredal, Cynthia Hind, Mark Scapini, Jan Landis and Cathy Gulvezan.
The Evangelization Committee coordinated over 60 volunteers who served as greeters, table environment helpers, prayer ministers (musician, readers, vocalists, Light of God prayer group), food servers (especially the funeral luncheon volunteers), small group facilitators and helpers to name a few of the many areas that were needed to prepare for each course. St. Hugo’s is most grateful for the service these volunteers provided to the 310 participants involved in the ChristLife process.