Sherry Weddel, director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, took the ministry world by storm with her revolutionary book, Forming Intentional Disciples. The book has sold over 150,000 copies since 2012.

One of the best resources in the Forming Intentional Disciples model is its Facebook forum (which you must request to join). There you will be one of nearly 10,000 Catholic clergymen, religious, and lay ministers. This group is constantly sharing ideas about discipleship, reporting on their successes and failures, and posting dozens of good resources. Participate in the community and share your own experiences! You’ll receive support, prayers, and lots of feedback from seasoned ministers all around the world.

The best thing about the forum is you get to peek your head up above the trench. You can see how things are going in other parts of the Church and draw strength and comfort from that. You don’t have to be the one to find every great article about our faith. The community will find them for you. The great links and conversations naturally rise to the top! And since Sherry Weddel herself is an administrator, you know you’ll be getting feedback from the best of the best. Check out the Forming Intentional Disciples forum! (And heck, it’s probably a great place to ask about the best gifts for clergy anniversaries…)