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.

Episodes

  • Episode 8: The Importance of Conflict

    September 21st, 2021  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 52 secs
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    Beth and Fr. Steve discuss the importance of conflict in our mission as Christians and explain how to engage in healthy conflict with our superiors, peers, and those we lead.

  • Episode 7: The Beauty of Truth

    August 19th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 16 secs
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    Beth and Fr. Steve examine Archbishop Vigneron’s June pastoral note The Beauty of Truth: A Pastoral Note on Communicating Truth and Love in the Digital Age and how we can implement these ideas in ministry.

  • Episode 6: The Call to Holiness

    July 15th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 30 secs
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    Fr. Steve and Beth discuss the universal call to holiness through the lens of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate.

  • Episode 5: Seasons of Transitions

    June 17th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 34 secs
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    Fr. Steve and Beth discuss transition, coping mechanisms, and how seasons of change can help us be more successful in mission and ministry.

  • Episode 4: Virtues For Today's Church

    May 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 39 secs
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    Fr. Steve and Beth examine each of the cardinal and theological virtues and how we can use them in the Church and culture we have today.

  • 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.