What is Christlife?
Step 1: Discover
We each know people in our lives, communities, and even parishes who wonder about the meaning of life. God gives us the responsibility to open doors and provide spaces of encounter with the personal love our Lord Jesus for people who are searching for the meaning of life.
Discovering Christ creates this open door for people who are searching for the meaning of their lives where we can share the Good News and the personal love of Jesus Christ.
Step 2: Follow
After encountering the personal love of Jesus Christ, people are hungry to dive into their new or renewed relationship with Him in the context of community. It is important to walk with our brothers and sisters in Christ as we all continue growing as disciples of our Lord.
Following Christ provides the tools to help Catholics grow in discipleship, including daily personal prayer, hearing God in Scripture, the power of the sacraments, forgiving one another, spiritual warfare, etc.
Step 3: Share
Our faith journey can’t stop with encountering the life-changing love of Jesus Christ and growing as His disciples. We are called to share the Good News with others! Evangelization must become the everyday lifestyle for Christians if the Church is to become a vibrant evangelical witness in our culture once again.
Sharing Christ equips Catholics with the practical skills to proclaim the Gospel, draw others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and invite them to become his disciples as members of the Church.
ChristLife equips Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so others might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples.
Our ministry partners with parishes, priests, religious and lay leaders who are seeking to answer the Church’s call for the New Evangelization through a proven method of parish evangelization and outreach. We developed the ChristLife Series to help all people discover, follow, and share Jesus Christ as members of the Catholic Church.
ChristLife’s story began with Dave Nodar, a Catholic layman, who regularly presented schools of evangelization in Poland and Slovakia for young adult Catholics during the 1990’s. Inspired by the call of Pope John Paul II to the New Evangelization, Dave founded ChristLife in 1995 and William Cardinal Keeler first recognized the ministry as an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
ChristLife is faithful to the Magisterium, nourished by the sacraments, sustained by daily prayer and scripture reading, dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit, and committed to Christian unity.
"With great joy, I recommend ChristLife to parishes and dioceses looking to respond to the Church's urgent call to a New Evangelization."
– Most Rev. William E. Lori, current Archbishop of Baltimore, MD