Graduate Certificate in Missionary Discipleship
In his 2013 Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World, Pope Francis calls all baptized Christians “missionary disciples” (cf. 119–121). A “significant pastoral challenge” related to living out this vocation is the “formation of the laity and the evangelization of professional and intellectual life” (102). Pope Francis observes that “all of us are called to mature in our work as evangelizers,” and that such maturation requires “better training, a deepening love and a clearer witness to the Gospel” (121). In order to meet this challenge, the Augustine Institute Graduate School offers the Graduate Certificate in Missionary Discipleship.