The People You Will Meet

Knowing your audience is very important in effective evangelization. In this course, Fr. Stephen Gadberry distinguishes the different types of people you will likely meet, including: the religiously hostile, the fallen-away Catholic, the spiritual but not religious, and the modern-day scribe and Pharisee. His advice is based on years of experience as a Catholic priest engaging people about the faith. In this course, Fr. Gadberry illustrates how to engage the people we are bound to meet in the culture and how to effectively attract them towards Jesus Christ.

Fr. Stephen Gadberry · Published Date: January 6, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Practical advice and helpful tools for engaging people in ministry
  • How to respond to different types of people
  • The role that self-knowledge plays in evangelization
  • How to approach polemical issues
  • The importance of listening and patience
  • How to affirm the positive

About Instructor

Fr. Stephen Gadberry

Fr. Stephen Gadberry is a native of Wynne, Arkansas and a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Little Rock, ordained on May 28, 2016. When not preaching at the pulpit, you can find him exercising, spending time outdoors, coaching a CrossFit class or playing with his dogs, Murph and Shorty. He was featured on Episode 1 of season 10 of America Ninja Warrior in 2018. To relax his soul, he enjoys listening to music, as well as making music on the piano, guitar and harmonica. In addition to his duties as pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville, he serves as pastor of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Newport, AR. Father Stephen is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

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  • 6 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Course Discussion Forum