Enflame our Hearts, Homes, Communities

A movement of prayer, caring and sharing across the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to share God’s merciful love with each person in every place. You’re invited to: Encounter the living Christ in your home, parish, school and organization, Live the Joy of the Gospel in your relationship with God and others, and Serve those in your life, inspired by the Holy Spirit and sharing as a missionary disciple.

Answer your call to Enflame your heart, home and community.

You Are Welcome

Come Follow Me

On the day of the Resurrection, the risen Lord Jesus encountered Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus. They were weary and downtrodden from their experiences over the last two and a half days.

“At first, they did not recognize Jesus as He began interpreting the scriptures as they referred to Him, starting with Moses and all the prophets. The disciples did not want Jesus to leave and invited Him to stay with them. In sharing a meal, He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread and the disciples said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?'”
–Luke 24:32

Is this not the deepest longing of Christian hearts?

That they might burn with desire for God, with love of the One who loved us into existence, the One who emptied Himself for our sake and the One who gave up His spirit for our salvation?

You Are Welcome

Come Follow Me

On the day of the Resurrection, the risen Lord Jesus encountered Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus. They were weary and downtrodden from their experiences over the last two and a half days.

“At first, they did not recognize Jesus as He began interpreting the scriptures as they referred to Him, starting with Moses and all the prophets. The disciples did not want Jesus to leave and invited Him to stay with them. In sharing a meal, He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread and the disciples said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?'”
–Luke 24:32

Is this not the deepest longing of Christian hearts?

That they might burn with desire for God, with love of the One who loved us into existence, the One who emptied Himself for our sake and the One who gave up His spirit for our salvation?

Your Call
Is Now

The Church of northeast Kansas longs for more hearts on fire for Jesus Christ. It is our VISION to grow as disciples of Jesus and make disciples for Jesus.

This is also the mission of the universal Church, prompted by the Lord’s words to His apostles: “Go, therefore, and make disciples…”(Mt 28:19). But those who wish to make disciples must first be disciples with hearts on fire for the Lord and his bride, the Church.
The Church of northeast Kansas longs for more hearts on fire for Jesus Christ. It is our VISION to grow as disciples of Jesus and make disciples for Jesus.

This is also the mission of the universal Church, prompted by the Lord’s words to His apostles: “Go, therefore, and make disciples…”(Mt 28:19). But those who wish to make disciples must first be disciples with hearts on fire for the Lord and his bride, the Church.

Your Call
Is Now

30 MINUTES TO DISCIPLESHIP Discussion

Listen in as we discuss the Enflame missionary discipleship work and the core ideas and tools that are a part of getting started.

Part 1:

30min discussion of key ideas

Part 2:

Digging into the tools and living them out

30 MINUTES TO DISCIPLESHIP Video Series

Three short videos that walk through the ideas and tools to get you started or help you continue on your journey

Step 2:
Prayer / Care / Share

Share Your Stories

Archbishop Naumann, along with parish pastors and more than 3,000 other local, lay Church leaders, desire that the people of northeast Kansas have hearts on fire for Jesus Christ. Recognizing the numerous present- day challenges that the Church faces in proclaiming the Gospel and making disciples, the Archbishop calls all the Faithful of this local Church to “build a culture of evangelization across the Archdiocese”

Share Your Stories

Archbishop Naumann, along with parish pastors and more than 3,000 other local, lay Church leaders, desire that the people of northeast Kansas have hearts on fire for Jesus Christ. Recognizing the numerous present- day challenges that the Church faces in proclaiming the Gospel and making disciples, the Archbishop calls all the Faithful of this local Church to “build a culture of evangelization across the Archdiocese”

We are called to share the hope and peace of Christ’s love with others. We are not alone in this work. Consider sharing your story so we can learn from one another and grow in this work as God’s Church!

  • What is working? In your parish groups? At home? With your neighbors?
  • What challenges have you found in sharing?
  • What ideas could you share to support others?

Complete the form below. Please stay on the page until the submission message appears – “Your Share Your Story has been successfully submitted. Thank you.”

Joyful Homes

Joyful Homes aren’t perfect. They’re filled with people striving to respect, forgive and care for each other in their daily lives.

Joyful Homes aren’t perfect. They’re filled with people striving to respect, forgive and care for each other in their daily lives.

Joyful Homes

Resources For Parishes

Some basic tools to encourage your efforts – please share with us other tools that you find helpful. Contact us with your questions and comments as we journey in this work together!

We offer some basic tools to help you. Please share with us other tools that you find helpful or enhancements that you would like to see to the tools that we offer. Please contact us with your questions, comments and share with us the valleys and mountain tops of this challenging work.

Evangelization Hardware Store

Audio For Enflame Our Hearts

Resources For You

The fire of faith is burning in your heart. Thank you for your desire to grow this fire as an active missionary disciple.

Resources For You

Prayer Resources

Prayer is the foundation of any evangelization effort. The work of evangelization is accomplished through grace given by the Father through Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit. We are the vessel that has God chosen in this time and place to nurture His work in another. We pray and ask the Holy Spirit for divine appointments and then we leave the conversion up to God. Remember that for those who are married and those who have children, spouses and children should have the priority. In addition, priests have a primary responsibility to nurture the relationship of his parishioners with Jesus Christ. However, just as Ambrose was the catalyst for Augustine’s conversion, it can sometimes be easier to evangelize extended family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Care Resources

Care may sometimes look like a work of mercy like with the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:29-37) or a listening ear. Both are fundamental to caring and may be a bridge to trust. God meets us where we are, but doesn’t want us to stay where we are so we must do the same for others. People are not projects, so authenticity is important and can soften hearts. We all have a desire to be loved. We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19).

Share Resources

Share is an exchange of stories after having prayed for this person. This is not about convincing someone to believe what you believe, but it includes your witness story of what God has done in your life. This will include both your struggles and joys. It could also be sharing the Gospel message/(Kerygma) when there is an initial trust and that person is spiritually curious. Accompaniment is a 4th action of evangelization that should not be overlooked. This can mean many things, but it is primarily concerned with helping other persons recognize God’s activity in their lives. Often, one is not aware of God drawing them into a personal relationship and it is helpful to humbly point out that God is showing them He loves them when they ask questions about certain teachings. The more one becomes aware of and experiences God’s personal care and activity in his or her life, the more one is encouraged to move forward. This encouragement opens the person’s heart of God to do new things for him.

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