Apostolos is a greek word meaning "sent ones", from which which get the word apostle. This word comes to define not only the foundational leaders of the Christian faith (the 12 Apostles) but also of the church in general ("I believe in one holy catholic apostolic Church").
At it's base, the Church is a community of saints sent on a mission to see Jesus Christ revealed in common life. In doing so, they follow the lead of Jesus, the divine Son who took on flesh to make known the glory, goodness, and grace of God on the way to the cross and resurrection for humanity's rescue.
The role of the Apostolate for leadership focuses on our vocation as "sent ones" to announce, embody, and demonstrate the Gospel to the skeptical, the curious, and the seekers.
As with the other Kaleo focuses, the Apostolate has a staggered two-year track.
The framework for this year of the Apostolate focuses on three large ideas:
- Translating the Gospel (does it makes sense?)
- Clarifying Faith (do I believe it?)
- Calling to Christ (will I choose it?)