Our Beliefs!

An Evanglical Catholicism

Fully Catholic

We embrace all the Catholic Church's teachings. We have an Imprimatur on our key presentations and texts. We have the enthusiastic approval of the Office for the New Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

An Evangelical Approach

While we embrace all the Catholic Church's teachings, we have certain points of emphasis as a ministry. 

  • Personal Relationship with God: We boldly invite Catholics to make a personal decision to welcome Jesus Christ.
  • Salvation by Grace: We remind Catholics that we are saved by God's grace, not by somehow deserving Heaven with what would be required without Christ's death on the cross: a lifetime of perfection.     

Our Essential Question

"How is my personal relationship with God?" Everything we do is a response to helping Catholics pose this question to themselves and discover a better answer.

Our Values

We embrace the Word of God and espouse all its values. But these four values are central to us.

  • Decision Point: We believe the Gospel leads us to make a personal decision about God and therefore seek to help Catholics make that personal decision for Christ.
  • Witness over Debate: We believe in the value of a witness over an argument in leading the lost to Christ in the Catholic Church.
  • Unity in Christ:  We believe along with the Catholic Church that the "Holy Spirit is operative" in all Churches that proclaim Christ as Savior and Lord. Therefore we believe we can both bless and be blessed by Christians in any Church. We also believe in unity within the Catholic Church and therefore seek Church approval for our work to ensure this unity within our Catholic community.
  • Welcome All: While we unapologetically embrace all the teachings of our Catholic Christian faith, we also unapologetically embrace those who do not.

Core Catholic Teachings

Identity

These Catholic concepts form the core of our identity as a ministry:

  • "It is painfully clear that many Catholics... have never made a personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Evangelization must be directed to the Church itself."  - St. John Paul II


  • "Only welcome Him into your heart as you are. He will do the rest."  - St. Teresa of Calcutta


  • "Grace is not given because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them."  - St. Augustine


  • "We are only Christians if we encounter Christ... Only in the personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we truly become Christians."  - Pope Benedict XVI


  • "Justification takes place by grace alone, by faith alone..."  - Catholic and Lutheran Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification


  • "I do not want to lay up merits for Heaven... In the evening of this life, I shall appear before You with empty hands, for I do not ask You, Lord, to count my works. All our justice is blemished in your eyes. I wish to be clothed in your own justice."  - St. Therese of Lisieux quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2011)


  • "We believe in Jesus when we personally welcome him into our lives."  - Pope Francis