Breakout sessions

This year’s breakouts will focus on strengthening your parish for evangelization and elevating your missionary skillset. Space is limited in each session.

Ministry and Parish Leadership:

Come discover parish leadership models that create welcoming communities, empower evangelistic activities, and foster leadership development among parishioners. Hear from a panel of experts as they share insights and answer pre-arranged questions. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the discussion. 

This breakout session will consist of a panel of local experts.

If you feel youre carrying the weight of ministry coordination alone or struggle to secure committed volunteers, this session is for you. Gain practical tips on building a ministry core team that shares your passion and vision. Discover strategies to keep your team alive and on fire for the mission. 

Embark on a discussion about the unique experiences young adult leaders face in the Church. Explore strategies to effect culture change in a spirit-led manner, overcoming obstacles and embracing your role as a catalyst for transformation within the parish. 

This breakout session will consist of a panel of local experts.

Communication and Relationship Building:

Recognize that tensions are inevitable in any group setting, including ministry. Gain valuable insights on managing conflicts in a way that allows the mission to move forward and transforms teamwork from a burden to a joyous experience. Discover new approaches to navigating challenges and fostering unity within your ministry. 

Explore the traits of a good listener and understand why listening plays a vital role in evangelization. Learn how effective listening is the cornerstone of mentorship and deepens connections with those you accompany on their faith journey. 

Uncover intentional pathways to accompany people to a transformative encounter with Christ. Learn how to invite people to Alpha and prepare individuals for the RCIA process. Discover practical insights to lead others toward a more profound journey of faith. 

This breakout session will consist of a panel of local experts.

Strong marriages have the power to evangelize, whether in our own families, parishes and community.  This breakout session will explore what is hurting our Church; why we must uphold the beauty of marriage and families and ways we can do so. Healthy marriages are witnesses of God’s love and mercy from home to our parishes and wider society. Marriage & family ministry is needed more than ever today in our parishes.

Mission and Vision:

Join a panel discussion on best practices for discovering your parish mission and inviting your community to undertake it through words and actionsExplore the importance of referencing the mission in parish discernment and learn from inspiring examples that will inform your mission focused initiatives. 

This breakout session will consist of a panel of local experts.

Learn how intentional space design can revitalize parish life and create opportunities for authentic connections. Discover the importance of space in parish ministry planning and how creating conversational environments can foster accompaniment relationships among disciples. 

This breakout session will consist of a panel of local experts.

When your ministry faces important decisions, discernment becomes crucial. Learn how to discern the direction God wants your ministry to take. Come discover practical techniques to discern and embrace God’s will in your ministry endeavors.

Proclaim is an evangelization movement in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The Archdiocese acknowledges that the land on which we gather and work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.