Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 10am-11.30am AEST

Engaging with local pastoral experiences in dialogue with Leisa Anslinger.

Everyone who seeks continual renewal in the Spirit is invited to be part of the upcoming Pastoral Ministry webinar.

The webinar, hosted by the team who brought you the Alive in the Spirit Conference, will be held on Tuesday 24 August at 10am AEST and 12pm NZST.

Join with others at this online gathering where we will be sharing and exploring ways in which our communities can continue to be Alive in the Spirit engaging with local experiences from parishes across Australia and hearing from examples from abroad. The webinar will:

  • Share how we truly listen to the Spirit and then act in the Spirit,
  • Explore and share practical ways to live as missionary disciples,
  • Discuss how the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) supports whole of parish renewal and evangelisation.

This upcoming webinar will feature keynote Leisa Anslinger, Associate Director for Pastoral Vitality for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the founder of Catholic Life and Faith, a centre for evangelization, stewardship, and servant leadership development. 

Leisa will invite us to look deeper at the ‘why’ of the call to discipleship and how through our baptism, we are invited to invite others to be alive in the spirit through faith.

Leisa shared at a recent keynote address “Our why is who we are when we’re at our natural best – when we are alive in the Spirit, when we are focused on living as followers of Christ in all aspects of our lives. The more genuinely we live our faith in the world, the more we will be evangelisers, we will be people who lead others to faith and life in Jesus Christ.”

Three faith communities from various parts of Australia will share their stories and some practical ways that they are being Alive in the Spirit

The Oceania Pastoral Ministry Webinars continues to be a great way to keep connected as the Church in Australia offering ways to animate and renew our faith communities.

Of the webinar platform itself, Sophy Morley, Diocesan Coordinator for Liturgy & Pastoral Ministry and the Plenary Council in the Diocese of Sale sees that “it is a very user-friendly platform for people to access. Participants appreciated the ease of connection made with people from other parishes, dioceses, states and even from other countries to hear and share experiences of community.”

To register for the webinar Being Alive in the Spirit, please visit https://tinyurl.com/AITSAUG24

For further information, please contact Lisa Bright, Alive in the Spirit Team Member on 0419 418 547.

This event will be hosted by the Pastoral Ministry Network, Mission Planners Network Oceania and Christian Initiation Australia Network.