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Leaders in the New Evangelization attending the 2023 National Catholic Youth Conference heard about a new initiative at Benedictine College, the Institute for Missionary Discipleship (IMD). A function of the school’s College Ministry program, the Institute is part of the vision to Transform Culture in America by looking outward. The goal of the new Institute is to train Benedictine College student leaders to better serve the college and then go on to serve the church and community after graduation. The institute also seeks to better prepare leaders in the new evangelization through evangelization training, youth ministry best practices, and mission trip funding and organization instruction.
“The Institute for Missionary Discipleship takes the mission of College Ministry and extends it to all student leaders at Benedictine College and to leaders in the New Evangelization throughout the nation,” said Megan Ryan, director of the IMD. “The Institute seeks to transform lives in Christ for a life of mission by forming and sending students and attendees into the world as Catholic Missionary Disciples.”
The Institute is offering three tracks outside of its continuing work with current Benedictine College students through its Summer Session for Leaders in the New Evangelization, set for June 9 – 14, 2024.
There is also the possibility of pairing this adult training with bringing a youth group to Benedictine College’s BCYC Leadership summer camp. To learn more and register, go the Institute for Missionary Discipleship website.