Evangelization

Street evangelization. Going out two by two.

Street evangelization. Going out two by two.

Adoration and Compassion thus lead to evangelization, which is the ultimate reason why the Emmanuel Community exists. Evangelization is first and foremost the participation in the announcing of the Gospel, following Christ in the Church. The Good News is addressed to every person of good will in the respect and freedom of his conscience. This evangelization, for the members of Emmanuel, is comprised of various aspects and is directed in a particular way towards those who do not know God or who have moved away from Him:

  • Firstly, evangelization is witnessed in the individual actions and inner circles of each community member. Each member of the community is a missionary in his daily life; amongst his family, friends, co-workers and even those strangers that happen to cross their path.
  • Secondly, it is expressed by the individual commitment of each member to the activities of their local parish as well as to the universal Church by being faithful to Church teachings and seeking to grow in knowledge and faith.
  • Thirdly, it encompasses the participation of each member in the apostolic activities of the Community which aim to fulfill the needs of ever growing and new situations in social, economic, political and cultural realities: i.e. evangelisation of families, couples, youth, children as well as street evangelization and active evangelization in the work place.
  • Finally, it is incarnated in the missions entrusted explicitly by the Church to the Community.