Start with Jesus


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Start with Jesus

How Everyday Disciples Will Renew the Church


2019 Best Book Awards, Finalist: Religion: Christianity

Book Extra: ResourcesTake a moment and ask yourself: does every activity in my parish point more deeply to Jesus?

Julianne Stanz wants to help you and your parish community make sure the answer to this question is a resounding, "Yes!" Serving parishes in her diocese as the Director of New Evangelization, Stanz has recognized a practical and motivational way to restructure a parish's mission – start with Jesus.

Start with Jesus is a book about people, process, and culture, rather than an emphasis on quick fixes or unsustainable efforts. She aims to help regular people be transformed from the inside out by growing in relationship with Jesus Christ through individual and group experiences, thus transforming our parish communities.

Start with Jesus will be an essential resource for decision-makers and thought-leaders in parishes, but its true strength lies in its value for the countless Catholics longing for peace, healing, and hope in the context of our parish communities. It will be an inspiration to Catholics who come to Mass each week, parents trying to instill the faith in their children, leaders searching for an effective and sustainable approach to parish renewal, and to all who are curious about developing a relationship with Jesus.

Are you interested in using Start with Jesus in your parish or a group setting? Click here to learn more about free resources to use with the book in your ministries.

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Extras: The Seven Ds of Discipleship

Julianne Stanz 

Julianne Stanz is a nationally known speaker, retreat leader, storyteller, and the Director of Parish Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay and a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization.

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Cómo entender la relación fundamental entre la catequesis y la evangelización

El libro Formar discípulos de Cristo enfatiza la relación entre la catequesis y la evangelización y ofrece a líderes catequéticos un entendimiento de su interrelación.

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The Catechist’s Backpack

Spiritual Essentials for the Journey

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. Written by two nationally known, expert lay catechists, The Catechist’s Backpack gives catechists the resources that speak to the spiritual dimension of their call to share the Catholic faith.

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La mochila del catequista

Lo indispensable para el camino espiritual

La mochila del catequist brinda a los catequistas recursos que atienden a la dimensión espiritual de su llamado a compartir la fe católica.

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Start with Jesus

How Everyday Disciples Will Renew the Church

Start with Jesus offers a practical and sustainable way to reorganize our parishes from the ground up, instead of the top down, by focusing on people, process, and culture.

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Developing Disciples of Christ

Understanding the Critical Relationship between Catechesis and Evangelization

This book centers on the inseparability of evangelism and catechesis, and gives catechetical leaders a proper understanding of their interconnectedness.

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