Sharing Your Faith Story Seminar
Now on DVD
My most popular presentations are Sharing YOUR Faith Story talks, seminars and workshops on evangelization. With my Sharing Your Faith Story Seminar DVD you can lead your Catholic group in the seminar.
- Explains why baptized Christians are meant to be evangelists
- Demonstrates through examples how to know, prepare and deliver our faith story
- Provides strategies and resources for evangelization through our personal witness
- Guides you through workshop exercises to write your faith story
- Gives ten tips for sharing a conversion, reversion or renewal story
Part 1 – Sharing Your Conversion Story
The Sharing Your Faith Story seminar on DVD answers the question: “How do I give my personal witness?” As I tell my conversion and renewal stories, I demonstrate how to witness effectively and authentically. Workshop exercises get you started in preparing your faith story.
Part 2 – Sharing Your Renewal Story
Then I explain tips and cautions to help you focus your story and tell it succinctly. These tips also apply to stories of healings, miracles and answered prayers.
Part 3 – Ten Tips for Sharing Your Faith Story
The seminar concludes with many ways to share your story in person, in print or online.
Sample an excerpt from Sharing Your Faith Story on YouTube with encouragement to evangelize through your personal witness.
Use the DVD for:
- Clarifying your faith story
- Coffee time sharing
- Peer ministry and mentoring
- Days of renewal
- Evangelization workshop talks
- Parish staff formation
- Parish missions
- Training leaders of parish ministries
- Men or women’s formation
- Faith Formation teachers training
- RCIA follow-up sessions
The DVD is available on Amazon.com and from the JOYAlive.net SHOP tab
The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion
A Book of Daily Reflections
Edited by Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard, with four reflections by Nancy Ward
Created by moms for moms, these hope-filled meditations touch on the issues and concerns you face as you try to get through the day with a sense of God’s presence in your life. Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection focuses on some dimension of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day.
$16.95 from The WordWorks
An Author’s Take on The Catholic Mom’s Prayer CompanionIt was such fun to meet many of the co-authors of The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion at the book launch at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. What a thrill to be one of the authors of this classic book of daily reflections! When my copies of The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion arrived in my mailbox, I was elated. What a joy to have this in my hands and leaf through it to see the abundance of wisdom flowing from these CatholicMom.com authors to moms everywhere. I looked up my pages that I had written a year ago to review the dates that I selected for my personal reflections. When I read what I had written, I remembered typing those words, editing them, and sending them to Sarah Reinhard. Reading them now gives me a little chill of excitement and a dose of humility. Why? I realized that these reflections were not my words, but like the quotes that begin each entry, those of the Holy Spirit. He inspired me with the words he gave me to inspire others. I can unabashedly recommend this precious book because I believe the Holy Spirit inspired the other authors as well. I selected January 2, the Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov, because I loved his devotion to the Holy Spirit. One of his sayings, “Acquire the Holy Spirit and thousands around you will acquire salvation” is as challenging as it is mysterious. For April 7, “Today’s Good News,” I began with a favorite quote from Pope Francis, well known as the Pope of evangelization.
“Jesus wants evangelizers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence.” Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium no. 259)August 12, the feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, gave me the opportunity to get to know her better. She inspired me to write, “Leave the Doing to God” with this theme:
Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.That date is also “Middle-Child’s Day” and I had fun reminiscing about my role as the middle sister. My fourth contribution comes up on November 7 with “Name Your Battles” and a familiar scripture for that day, Philippians 4:12-14.
I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.How fitting for this group of writers who were empowered with the strength of the Lord and the leadership of Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard to produce this impressive volume. Join me in a year of special moments we can treasure together as these passages unite us in the Spirit, no matter where we are reading them. You will find the Prayer Companion at https://joyalive.net/shop/, and also at AveMariaPress.com, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com.