Commissioned and Sent The Four Marks of the Church - Apostolic About this Life Night This Life Night focuses on the apostolic nature of the Church, explains apostolic succession, and the role of the bishops. The Gather begins with a video where different teens, Core Members, and parishioners share about a priest, bishop, or pope who has inspired them. The teaching during the Proclaim helps the teenagers understand the authority Jesus gave to the first apostles and how that has been handed down through the Church through the laying on of hands. During the Break, the teens will discuss the apostolic nature of the Church and come up with ways in which they can participate in the work and mission of the Church. The Life Night closes with a commissioning, demonstrating to the teenagers that they are also sent out, just as the first disciples were, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens understand the authority handed down from Jesus to Peter and his successors. Teens will also learn about the great commissioning in Matthew 28:19-20 and how it is maintained through the hierarchal structure of the Church. Catechism # 857 - 860 # 869 # 877 YouCat # 137 - 139 Scripture Matthew 28:19 -20 Matthew 16:18 -19 John 20:19 -23 Church Documents lumen-gentium 18 - 29 Key Concepts After the Resurrection, Jesus Christ sent the apostles out into the whole world with a task to, “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…” With Peter as the leader of the apostles, the early Church grew in numbers and in the understanding of her own mission to make disciples of the entire world. The Church was created with a hierarchy, or a ‘sacred order’ or structure. Christ intended this, in order that His teaching may be protected and passed on faithfully. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.