Germination

Helping seekers to become followers of Christ
Those who respond to the proclamation will join themselves to the community of believers. They will listen to the teaching of the apostles and will partake in the breaking of the bread. Depending on each person’s calling and response, little by little they will be able to make the immense heritage arising from the kerygma their own.  -Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
And others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing; and brought forth, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.
 Mark 4:8

The planted seed requires a time of germination in preparation for growth. In most cases after a first conversion, after an encounter with Jesus and the realization that a personal relationship with Him is possible, the soul in thirst demands continued nourishment.  Intentional intercessory prayer, different initiatives for spiritual growth and the discovery of God-given talents, and the support of the community are necessary.  

Focal Points

 
Praying 
as a 
Community
Support from 
the Parish 
Community
Stepping
Stones
Archdiocese of Atlanta - Office of Formation and Discipleship
2401 Lake Park Dr. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
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