Although the National Dialogue Final Report is complete, the spirit of the dialogue lives on! Continue the conversation to unify, engage, and mobilize the Church.
ORGANIZING THE CONVERSATION
EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE AND HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION
GATHER YOUTH, YOUNG ADULTS, PARENTS, OR MINISTRY LEADERS
HAVE A CONVERSATION!
IMPLEMENT WHAT YOU HAVE FOUND IN YOUR OWN MINISTERIAL CONTEXT
STEP 1: RESOURCES FOR CONVERSATION
Begin by forming those who will be facilitating the conversation as active listeners.
*Note that since the publication of the National Dialogue Report, we are no longer collecting conversation recordings; however, conversation recordings can be useful for implementation in your local ministry or diocese.*
Watch one of our webinars to see how to implement and engage the National Dialogue in your diocese with cultural groups and through the V Encuentro.
STEP 2: GATHER YOUR AUDIENCE
Gather a group of youth, young adults, parents, or ministry leaders to have the conversation. Here are a couple of models for gatherings.
STEP 3: HAVE THE CONVERSATION
Begin your dialogue, based on your audience, using the basic questions or use the questions influenced by passages from the V Encuentro, Christus Vivit, or the XV Synod.
STEP 4: TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Conversations can have a lasting and powerful impact. A conversation can broaden the way we look at things. Listening and dialoguing lead us to break out of our limited vision and see things in new ways. Sometimes, a conversation changes us.
READ THE FINAL REPORT
The Final Report is an insight to all the national conversations that were recorded. Find summaries on what young people have said and suggestions on how to change your local ministry with the National Dialogue.
SHARE WHAT YOU HEARD
To begin the process of transforming your community and ministry, share the results from your dialogue with your ministry, parish, Catholic school, and/or organization. Similarly, your diocese may opt to collect results and insights online or through local gatherings of facilitators and organizers.
REFLECT ON WHAT YOU HEARD
Take some time to prayerfully consider the implications of the conversation for yourself. Heart to heart sharing is something that changes the way we look at things. Consider how this conversation has impacted you.
PLAN A NEW CONVERSATION