SEEK24 is for you!
Join fellow parishioners, parish priests, seminarians, lay leaders, FOCUS alumni, and other adults at SEEK24! Discover the Gospel anew through dynamic keynotes and encounter Christ alongside thousands in prayer and the sacraments.
The General Event Registration to SEEK24 includes access to all main stage keynotes, daily Mass, adoration, confession, entertainment and more!
Christ calls every Catholic to the mission of evangelization.
The Making Missionary Disciples Track
The Making Missionary Disciples Track dives into topics specific to living as a missionary disciple in your parish, household, and greater community.
The Making Missionary Disciples Track easily integrates into your morning schedule and allows you to experience the iconic moments of the SEEK24 conference- daily Mass, evening keynotes, and inspiring entertainment!
The Making Missionary Disciples Track Features Top Catholic Evangelists:
In registration, you can simply add the Making Missionary Disciples Track at no additional cost and hear from leaders in evangelization who will provide vision and practical insight that will help you live as a Christian disciple in your daily life! You will hear from:
- Dr. Edward Sri: “Me, a Missionary Disciple?” – Loving Jesus and His Mission
- Curtis Martin: “Come, Follow Me!” – How to Invite Others into Mission
- Amber Ezeani: “Whom Shall I Send?” – Four Characteristics to Identify Leaders
- Fr. Jeff Lewis: “Teaching Teachers to Teach” – Training Others for Mission
- John Zimmer: “Go, Make Disciples!” – Christ’s and the Church’s Vision of Mission
- …and more!
“Only if you are one with Jesus can you share his light and be a light to the world. Are you ready for this?”
-Saint pope john paul II, in st. louis, 1999
Transform your community with small group training
Making Missionary Disciples Training + Small Group
Gain insight as you learn the Church’s vision for missionary discipleship in the Making Missionary Disciples Track, but don’t stop there! In the Making Missionary Disciples Training + Small Group you will receive practical skills to share the Gospel and make disciples.
As you register for SEEK24 you can opt into the Making Missionary Disciples Track and the Training + Small Group, at no additional cost, to increase your competence and confidence as a missionary disciple! The world is in desperate need of Christ. Our parishes, families, and communities will be transformed when we learn how to accompany others to an encounter with Christ and equip them to share His love with others!
Training + Small Group Topics
FOCUS’ well-developed teaching approach will train you then allow you to immediately put that training into practice! In the Making Missionary Disciples Training + Small Group, you will learn:
- How do I start a small group?
- How do I teach others to pray?
- How do I share my faith like Christ?
“I dream of a ‘missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything.”
– Pope FRANCIS from Evangelii Gaudium
What can the Training + Small Group add to my SEEK24 general registration?
- Gain confidence in living the Church’s vision for evangelization and be equipped to immediately live missionary discipleship in your home, parish, diocese, and community.
- Network with other Catholics, missionary disciples, and Church leaders to recognize you are not alone in your mission- and build relationships to help you be more faithful and zealous in your mission.
- Experience a premier Catholic conference developed from the heart of the Church.
Who is the Making Missionary Disciples track for?
The Making Missionary Disciples track is for diocesan and parish leaders from across the country—clergy, DRE’s, youth ministers, sacramental prep leaders, volunteer small group leaders and ordinary Catholics of all ages and professions who want to see their parishes and dioceses transformed for Jesus Christ.
Do I have to participate in a small group?
During registration, you will have the choice to opt-in to the Making Missionary Disciples Track and Training + Small Group. While this is not required, we highly encourage it if you want to get the most hands-on application of real-world evangelization!
You will be trained by experts who have lived missionary discipleship in the parish, receive a training workbook, and gain practical experience teaching others in your group. If you choose not to participate in the Small Group, you can attend Impact Sessions on prayer, evangelization in the parish, family life, and more!
I’ve attended other trainings on evangelization. What’s different about the Making Missionary Disciples track at SEEK24?
Perhaps as a FOCUS alum formed in missionary discipleship on campus or a diocesan or parish leader who has attended other trainings on evangelization, you are asking if you should participate in the Making Missionary Track. Other trainings and conferences do a great job teaching basic evangelization skills but rarely is the emphasis on equipping missionary disciples who can not only teach others but who can cooperate with the Holy Spirit to raise up leaders and send disciples to make more disciples. Our unique small-group training approach focuses on teaching teachers who will make a generational impact.
SEEK24 is an opportunity to gather with thousands of other leaders like you to learn from
the method modeled by Christ to reach the world starting in your home, parish, and local
community. Be encouraged in mission by gathering with others who have a heart for those
not yet living a life of discipleship.
My parish staff, volunteers or parishioners want to attend together. Is group registration available?
Yes! We want to encourage parishes to bring a group of leaders to be trained and participate in a Making Missionary Disciples training small group together. That’s why we offer parish pack event passes for groups of six non-student attendees. Contact us for more information.
Will there be options for childcare?
Childcare will be available each full day of conference. More details to come!
FOCUS works to subsidize 80-90% of the cost of this service to ensure our families can experience SEEK.
How can I justify the time off of work?
We believe that the SEEK24 experience and practical tools you will be equipped with through the Making Missionary Disciples Track + Small Group Training are well worth the time investment! If you work for a parish, ministry, or other faith-based organization consider asking your employer to consider this as professional development.
Late arrivals or early departures are not ideal, but will still allow for participation in the main content of SEEK.