With Pentecost being about a month away (May 15, 2016), I thought it would be a good idea to remind you of an idea I proposed last year: Discipleship Pledge Cards for Pentecost. This idea flows from my most recent book, A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion. Here’s a snippet from the post from last year:
What we need is a strategy for getting people to take the next step beyond simply filling out a pledge card to donate more money. I would like to propose a different kind of pledge card: a “Discipleship Pledge Card,” and I would assert that Pentecost Sunday is THE day on which this should happen. At all of the Masses, the pastor or invited guest preacher should speak passionately about what it means to be a disciple of Christ, articulating the vision for the parish and the Church.