Discerning the Call
It is a gift to us to hear your story, answer your questions, and pray for you. Reach out at any time; you don’t need to be certain that God is calling you.
Whether you have a few questions or are ready to begin discerning, just let us know. We will walk you through the process of applying and attending a Discernment Week in Louisiana.
If you are interested in training which starts in September 2024, reach out to us to start the conversation, apply, and attend the upcoming Discernment Weeks.
DISCERNMENT WEEK DATES
July 13-16, 2023
October 26-29, 2023
February 22-25, 2024
March 7-10, 2024
We are excited to walk with you on your journey!
Beginning in May prior to the start of Intake, new missionaries will prepare for arrival by fundraising. They will also prepare through two or three phone or video calls each month before their arrival.
Each year Intake begins in September in Abbeville, Louisiana and goes for six months until the following March. There is a break for Christmas.
The goal of Intake is to prepare missionary saints to live and preach the Gospel, serve the poor and make missionary disciples in foreign lands according to our charisms and core values. Intake Training has an emphasis on intimacy with Jesus, docility to the Holy Spirit, growth in discipleship, communal life, and tools for missionary life and ministry.
Intake includes time for prayer, community, worship, talks, workshops, some meals together, small groups, and more. Intakers will put faith into action through ministry in our local community in Abbeville and through a three week trip to Mexico.
Missionaries will be commissioned and sent out to their mission post for their first term of two years after the completion of Intake training.