Encounter Grow Witness

A podcast to equip and evangelize the evangelizers

About the show

Hosted by Fr. Steve Pullis, Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and Beth Spizarny, Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Encounter Grow Witness is a podcast for ministers on a mission to unleash the Gospel and create a joyful band of missionary disciples in the Archdiocese of Detroit and beyond. Learn how to make the most of your ministry — and take care of yourself as a minister.


  • Episode 3: Communio and Community

    April 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 18 secs
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    Beth and Fr. Steve discuss “communio,” the deep, spiritual community that comes with being Catholic, and how ministers can create a culture of communio in our parishes.

  • Episode 2: Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

    March 11th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 4 secs
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    Beth and Fr. Steve discuss the Church’s main mission of evangelization and how ministers can effectively make disciples, be discipled, and keep our work focused on the main thing.

  • Episode 1: Scripture

    February 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Fr. Steve and Beth examine the significance of scripture and give some practical takeaways for how to incorporate it in our ministry.

  • Coming Soon: Encounter Grow Witness Podcast

    January 29th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 min 4 secs
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    Inspired by the Unleash the Gospel pastoral letter, the Encounter Grow Witness podcast will provide the ministry community with meaningful conversations and practical tips to keep your work on mission.