Evangelization is something that Jesus tells us all to do. Patrick Sullivan recently joined me to give us three tips to evangelize those around us. These tips are not only for our neighbor, but especially for our families. These tips will strengthen your resolve to share and live your faith in a way you never thought possible.
Recognize who you are. Know that you, as a Christian, are an evangelist. It’s part of the package after baptism and Confirmation. Recognize your circle of grace Circle of grace. People in front of you that are put in front of you so you can “turn their heart” (to God). Stop looking outside. Look at the faces of people you meet. Hone in and focus on that individual. Speak to them where they are, not necessarily about your topic, where you are, or how you want to talk about Christ. Speak at their level. Use the right strategies. Make it about the data and make it relevant to the person. How the faith will be received, adapting as necessary.
Patrick Sullivan is a Catholic Speaker and the President of Evango. Patrick’s degrees in Literature, Education, and his Masters of Divinity from St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto have all played a role in enriching his own faith life, and have inspired him to share his insights and love of the Lord with others. Patrick is the author of the popular title, “Dare to Be an Evangelist,” as well as the recently published Marian book, “War Against The Woman.”
Patrick travels internationally to speak at Catholic events, parenting conferences, and to lead retreats and parish renewal missions. He has appeared as a guest on numerous media platforms, including EWTN, Shalom World Tv, Salt + Light Television, and the Mary Goulet Show. His new groundbreaking Catholic Parenting program, “Me & My House” has been streamed on Shalom World Tv, and is available on Formed. Patrick draws on his rich educational experience as well as his work in Catholic catechesis and evangelization to inspire the faithful in all walks of life to know, to love, and to live their Catholic faith. Patrick lives in beautiful Barry’s Bay, Ontario with his loving wife, Kyla, and their nine children
Evango is a Catholic Media Organization that seeks to build a culture of Catholic evangelization and missionary discipleship. We utilize truth, beauty, and goodness as languages of evangelization and in this way, seek to inspire the faithful in all walks of life to know, love, and live their Catholic faith. learn more at www.evango.net
Evangelization Interview With Patrick Sullivan
Listen to the audio version here.