Sent Evangelization About This Night The idea of sharing one’s faith with another person can be nerve-wracking. Many questions come to mind – “Will I offend this person if I invite them to church?” “What if they are uncomfortable with my faith?” “Isn’t faith a personal thing, anyway?” Teens wrestle with these questions more than we may realize. Evangelization can be a scary task. This Life Night helps dispel some of the misconceptions teens have about their faith, and challenges them to become evangelists in their own life. The night begins with a humorous skit that provides material for discussion during the Proclaim. The teaching for the night helps teens understand why sharing their faith is important and provides them with practical ways to do so. Teens further discuss these ideas during the Break portion of the night, and are “commissioned” to go out and spread the Gospel during the Send. Goal of This Night The goal of this night is to provide teenagers with a practical understanding of evangelization and its definition, and the responsibility they have to share their faith with others. Pastoral Note We have all heard the phrase, “Share the Gospel and, when necessary, use words.” This is a true statement, but teens and adults often fall back on this as an excuse to not share their faith verbally with people who need to hear it. This night encourages teens to both live their lives as witnesses to the Gospel and to share it out loud with those around them. The Core Team should prepare for this night a few weeks in advance by making an effort to share their faith with others as well. This will provide each Core Member with a better understanding of the challenges and joys that come with evangelization. Goal of This Night The goal of this night is to provide teenagers with a practical understanding of evangelization and its definition, and the responsibility they have to share their faith with others. Catechism # 849 - 856 # 905 # 429 # 2044 - 2046 # 2471 - 2472 YouCat # 11 # 123 - 124 Scripture Matthew 9:37 -38 Matthew 28:18 -20 Mark 6:6 -13 Luke 24:13 -33 John 4: -39 1 Timothy 4:12 1 Peter 3:15 -16 Key Concepts – Our love and knowledge of Jesus Christ will lead us to want to bring others to Him. The “Good News” of Jesus Christ is the heart of evangelization. – By virtue of our baptism we are called to preach the Gospel to all, in order that everyone may come to know salvation in Jesus. This is our ‘missionary mandate.’ – As we are sent out into the world we must engage in respectful dialogue with those who disagree with us, but never lose sight of our mission to proclaim the truth of our faith to everyone. Key Terms Evangelization 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.