The Discover phase of Springs of Faith gives parishes the tools to provide a simple yet thorough transformative process that meets young people in their search for faith and belonging and guides them toward a life of connectedness and faith-based purpose within the parish and broader Catholic community. The engaging, no-pressure atmosphere of Discover makes it easy for participants to be honest and open about their own spiritual beliefs as they socialize with others who are interested in discussing faith concepts and learning about Catholic beliefs and practices.
Each of the four 90-minute Discover sessions is organized around a specific theme: Faith, Belonging, Family, and Discipleship. Every session consists of a welcome and mingling, prayer, video, discussion, activity, and closing—in steps called Engage, Explore, Reflect, Respond.
The discussion in each Explore section centers on a video in which Catholics from various walks of life briefly respond to a question about the session theme. All videos are easily accessible through the LP Digital Library.
Leading the Discover phase is easy, even for individuals with no catechetical background. For this phase, leaders have the option of doing one session each week over a four-week period or covering all four sessions during a weekend retreat.
The Discover phase can be implemented in a stand-alone fashion or in conjunction with the rest of the Springs of Faith program.