Building a Culture of Discipleship

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Building a Culture of Discipleship

Registration is requested by Friday, August 20th.



August 26th and 27th

Our diocese will be holding back-to-back diocesan “Ministry Day” (on Thursday, August 26th) / “Catechetical Day” (on Friday, August 27th) gatherings. The days are being planned as “hybrid” (i.e., in person and livestream) events, and the focus will be on, “Building a Culture of Discipleship” – in both a “ministerial context” (on Thursday) and a “catechetical context” (on Friday). Deacon Keith Strohm of M3 Ministries will lead these sessions.

Thursday’s Ministry Day sessions will explore:

  • “The Non-Negotiable Shift – Embracing Missionary Values for Cultural Change”
  • “The Power of the Gospel in Parish Transformation”.

Friday’s Catechetical Day sessions will explore:

  • “Outposts of the Kingdom – Catholic Education and the Transformation of the World”
  • “Living in the Freedom of Christ – Discipleship as a Foundation for Catholic Education”.

People are welcome to attend one or both days. For questions, please contact, Susan Windley-Daoust (, Todd Graff (, or Marsha Stenzel ( at the diocese.


Presented by Deacon Keith Strohm

Deacon Keith has been working to help renew parishes across the United States by refocusing on the fuel of adult intentional discipleship, and especially tackling the challenge of "parish culture" -- what if you know there needs to be a shift toward mission, but no one else does? He is also the author of “Ablaze: Five Essential Paradigms Shifts for Parish Renewal”, “Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew”, and “The 10 Biggest Lies of the Enemy and How to Combat Them”.

Article by Deacon Keith: Don't Mistake Motion for Mission

Thursday, August 26 ("Ministry Day"):

  • On Site Participation (Resurrection Parish, Rochester)
  • Satellite Site (St. Adrian Parish, Adrian)
  • Participation via Zoom
  • Livestream Viewing (no registration required)

Friday, August 27 ("Catechetical Day"):

  • On Site Participation (Lourdes High School, Rochester)
  • Participation via Zoom
  • Livestream Viewing (no registration required)

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