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Pete Burak

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009: Principles not programs with Pete Burak

Speak The Unspoken

Knowing who we are as sons and daughters is the starting point to evangelization. In this podcast, Jason sits down with Pete Burak from Intentional Disciples to talk about identity, authenticity, and reaching millennials who are leaving the Church. We talk about the importance of community in understanding our identity and the power of the gospel to shift the genre of our own narrative. *The Important Things: * 5:20 - We’re dramatically declining as a Church when it comes to Millenials and Gen Z. Only 10-15% of self-identified Millennial Catholics are going to Mass every week 12:50 - The starting point of changing this culture starts with us, knowing Jesus, and living out the life of a disciple authentically. Our culture has an incredible radar for this and if our lives and hearts don’t reflect authentic faith and walk in Christ, we will not only be ignored but categorized as hypocritical. 17:00 - Knowing our identity is critical to evangelization. One of the great lies of the age is that we get to curate it for ourselves. 19:00 - In scripture, when Adam and Even take what was meant to be a gift, everything falls apart. When we receive our identity, everything flows in the right order. When we don’t, we grasp for our identity and it can all fall apart. 20:35 - Out of relationships, we understand what it means to be loved by Christ and who we are in Him. 23:18 - When there is a lack of authenticity, people don’t believe this message. They see a disconnect between our lives and what we’re saying. 24:15 - In culture, there used to be Christian dots in people’s hearts and ministry was the mode in which we connected them. But that’s not true anymore. We’re not creating those dots anymore. People define their own meaning, gender, truth, etc. and it’s leaving us miserable. 26:00 - When we lose ourselves, we find it. Submitting your will to the will of the Father in an act of faith and when we live this out, we treat each other better. It’s a more just, righteous, and loving society. But when everyone is defining their own meaning, it conflicts with society’s message that everyone is included. The different worldviews shut others down. 28:39 - Tribalism rises up where we seek out people who are safe and run from those who are unsafe. But having a tribe or a community actually helps us understand who we are in Christ’s image more fully. We need other people to reflect the heart of God to us. 35:16 - Jesus was incarnated and came at a particular time, place, people, and way of life in order to accomplish the mission God had put before Him. We have to think about that for us. Who are we called to incarnate with? This is necessary to discern evangelization. Evangelization is not something that we go out there to do but live right where we are. We have to have open eyes to see where He’s moving so that we have genuine interaction and bear witness to our lives, that we’re living through Jesus. 41:00 - Who are the people who like to be around you already? Start to manifest and incarnate Jesus in those relationships and see what the Holy Spirit has to do. Another key part is spirit-filled leadership. 42:50 - We have to be building the Kingdom in the first place, in our home. If we can’t do it there, how can we do it anywhere else? Working harder is not what God calls us into, it’s more about trusting HIm more. 55:15 - It’s not about finding a solution that scales but living by principles of evangelization. 58:30 - Programs are not the silver bullet to solving ministry problems. Our focus should be the individual and using programs and events to serve those people’s needs. We can have vision for the 99 but we can never lose sight of the one. 1:04:18 - The modern mind is attracted to the narrative. We have to start telling stories and helping people shift the narrative of their life through the story of the gospel. List & Resources Research shows that children frame their identity through which their parents see them - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1532-7795.2008.00567.x Intentional Disciples - https://www.intentionaldisciples.net/ The Hour - https://anchor.fm/thehour Pete Burak - https://www.instagram.com/peteburak/ *Show Notes * In this episode we talk about the need for evangelization based on principles and not programs. We talk about starting with our own relationship with Jesus and letting that overflow of relationship with God and others be our starting point for evangelization. We have to know who we are as sons and daughters of Christ first and foremost, and then live out authentic discipleship to Jesus in our lives. Out of relationships, we understand what it means to be loved by Christ and who we are in Him. We are called to first be on mission right where we are: with our family and friends. Programs are not the solution to a ministry problem but what we use to serve the individual.

1hr 12mins

17 Sep 2021

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Silence with Felista and Pete Burak

Mysterious John

We speak with Felista and Pete Burak about the importance of silence, how to approach it, and how to implement it in the Catholic faith.

1hr 9mins

27 Jul 2021

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How Great Leaders Draw People In with Pete Burak

Follow My Lead: Lead Your Best with John Eades

 In the latest episode of the Follow My Lead Podcast, Pete Burak joins the show.   He speaks at length about what leaders do to draw people in and get the most out of their potential.   You can learn more about Pete here and his ID Ministry.


7 Jul 2021

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Episode #67--"Helping People Meet Jesus"--1 on 1 Conversation with Pete Burak

Say Yes to Holiness

In this episode, Christina sits down for a 1 on 1 Conversation with Pete Burak, Director of id. id exists to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ, and is a response to what Pope Emeritus Benedict called a “crisis of discipleship” in the Church today.  To learn more about id: https://www.id916.com/ To sign up for the Spirit-Filled Leader Course, go to: https://www.spiritfilledleadership.com/ For more information about Say Yes to Holiness: http://www.sayyestoholiness.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sayyestoholiness On Twitter: semcsem  On Clubhouse: csemmens www.christinasemmens.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sayyestoholiness/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sayyestoholiness/support


23 May 2021

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Reaching Young Adults w/ Pete Burak, Director of i.d.

Being and Making Disciples: A Catholic podcast about fruitful ministry.

Ever asked yourself where all the young people are? Dan & Justin sit down with Pete Burak to discuss the blessings and challenges of reaching out to young adults. Pete is the director of id, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. He is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conference, a monthly columnist for Faith Magazine, the host of a weekly podcast called The Hour, and a member of the USCCB Young Adult Advisory Committee. Pete and his wife Cait have four children. id's website: https://www.id916.com/


8 Mar 2021

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#18: Pete Burak on Millennials, Generation Z and the New Evangelization.

Diocese of Lansing

Pete Burak is a popular Catholic evangelist, speaker and writer. He is the Director of the Ann Arbor-based i.d. which exists to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. He is also married to Cait. They have two daughters, Grace and Erin, and two sons, Donovan and Zeke. In this Diocese of Lansing Podcast, the Diocesan Director of Communications, David Kerr, asks Pete:• What are the hallmarks of those young adults – Millennials and Generation Z – in terms of what they believe and how they live? • What are the questions and stumbling blocks that young adults have when faced with the Christian proposition? • How do Catholics – clergy and lay faithful – best respond to those questions and stumbling blocks in order to help young adults grow closer to Jesus Christ? Diocese of Lansing Podcast #18 Recorded November 25, 2020


27 Nov 2020

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Are You A Spirit Filled Leader? (ft. Pete Burak)

Red Dirt Catholics

30 episodes strong, and Chris is finally back on the show! Jayce and Chris sit down with Pete Burak of Intentional Disciples to talk about how to keep discipleship going and growing. Plus, a special offer from Red Dirt Catholics!Don't forget to mention Red Dirt Catholics in the "why you applied" section when you sign up for the Spirit Filled Leaders Intensive course.Sign up for SFLI here: https://bit.ly/2GbixIE************Links and other stuff from the show:Red Dirt Catholics Email Address: reddirtcatholics@gmail.comFormation Pyramid (PDF): https://bit.ly/2D8SQGUArchbishop Coakley's Pastoral Letter: https://archokc.org/vision2030Daily Examen Prayer: https://bit.ly/309As8zLectio Divina How-To: https://bit.ly/3fp8UTa


28 Sep 2020

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187: Catholic Jokes, Star Wars, Cinco de Mayo & Young Adults w/Pete Burak

Forte Catholic

Beardless(yes it's gone) Blevins cohosts as Taylor shares about the two amazing holidays this week: May the 4th and Cinco de Mayo. He gets Jon's input on the Litany of Star Wars he shared and how some people just refuse to have any fun within Catholicism. They also discuss Our Lady of Guadalupe and a terrible prayer someone wrote in her honor. Our guest this week is Pete Burak, the founder of ID ministries that is one of the few people we've found having success in young adult ministry. (id916.com) In the final segment, the guys discuss the Road to Emmaus story and how it connects to our current situation. Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and #MakeCatholicismFunAgain by taking a few moments to leave a review in your podcasting app. Thanks! Connect 🎉Twitter: @taylorschroll & @fortecatholic 🎉Instagram: @taylorschroll 💖Twitch: Twitch.tv/fortecatholic Patreon Exclusive bonus content at Patreon.com/ForteCatholic. Hours of more show, access to receiving some sweet Forte Catholic swag/saint cards and a great way to help Taylor feed his three hungry children. Deals
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6 May 2020

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St. Joseph Saturday: Pete Burak

YCP Detroit

Pete Burak, Director of i.d.9:16, spoke at our St. Joseph Saturday Advent Retreat on December 8, 2018. His speech focused on "Leading like Jesus" and servant leadership.VIDEO RECORDING:https://www.facebook.com/ycpdetroit/videos/2174791486109619ALL RECORDINGS:https://www.ycpdetroit.org/recordings


18 Dec 2018

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Power & Witness | Guest: Pete Burak | 10/18/18

Power & Witness

Pete Burak is the Director of i.d.9:16. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. Pete is a frequent speaker at numerous youth and young adult events, and he is the Camp Co-Director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. Pete and his wife Cait, have two daughters, Grace and Erin, and a new baby boy, Donovan. He talks to us about how to reach young adults today.


1 Nov 2018