Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus

Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus

by Sherry A. Weddell


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How does God's grace change our individual lives, families, neighborhoods, parishes, and cities? In Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World, Sherry Weddell describes how the Holy Spirit is at work in all the baptized - calling and gifting us to say "yes" in ways that answer someone else's prayers and fuel the mission of the whole Church. God has chosen to be present in this world through the faith and obedience of missionary disciples who witness to Jesus Christ and bear abundant fruit. In Fruitful Discipleship, Sherry: Shares what she and her team have learned from helping over 100,000 Catholics of all backgrounds. Identifies and explains twenty-three distinct charisms. Provides wise guidance for discerning and exercising the gifts received in baptism. Sheds light on the implications of those gifts for both service and leadership within the Church and in our mission to the world. Encourage readers with true stories of parishes, cities, and whole dioceses who are experiencing powerful renewal because they are forming intentional disciples who bear much fruit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612789736
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/21/2017
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 623,171
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

In 1993, Sherry A. Weddell created the first charism-discernment process for Catholics. She co-founded, with Father Michael Sweeney, O.P., the Catherine of Siena Institute (CSI) in 1997 to train twenty-first-century Catholic leaders. Her previous book, Forming International Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (2012), has been influential in shaping Catholic leaders for successful evangelization and discipleship in the twenty-first-century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Weight of My Neighbor's Glory 13

Chapter 2 Where's the Fruit? 31

Chapter 3 The Undaunted Fruit-Farmer 51

Chapter 4 The Charismatic Is Co-Essential 71

Chapter 5 Charisms 101 97

Chapter 6 Pastoral and Communication Charisms 113

Chapter 7 Organizational and Lifestyle Charisms 141

Chapter 8 Healing, Understanding, and Creative Charisms 165

Chapter 9 The Art of Discerning Charisms 185

Chapter 10 Facing Outward 211

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