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Lay Evangelist Michael Gormley Video Interview

July 26, AD2013 2 Comments


Coffee Interviews is a series of video interviews of interesting people I would love to have coffee with and pick their brains.

Today I got to speak with Michael Gormley (AKA Gomer) about his life as a \”sort of\” full time lay evangelist. This guy\’s sharp and knows his stuff. He gives some great insights and this hour interview is jam packed.

Topics Covered

Gomer\’s Background and How His Ministry Started
The New Evangelization as Middle Ground
The Needs of Modern Man
Missing the Personal Element of Evangelization
Studying Comedians to Learn How to Engage Modern Man
The Best Way to Introduce Modern Man to Life-Changing Discipleship
Changing People in the Pews, Not Just Politics of the People
Christian Morality as an Art of Living

Advice to Those Discerning a Call to the Public Ministry of Evangelist
The History of Lay Ministry

Various Schtuff Mentioned
Research on the Average Spirituality of Teens in America (Moral Therapeutic Deism)
Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
Dedication and Leadership by Douglas Hyde
Back to Virture by Peter Kreeft
The Christian Philosophy of St Thomas Aquinas by Etienne Gilson

\”Lay people also fulfill their prophetic mission by evangelization\” Catechism #905

\”And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers\” Ephesians 4:11

© 2013. Edmund Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

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About the Author:

Edmund Mitchell is a Catholic youth minister with a passion for Jesus, evangelization, and rugby - especially when all three happen at once. For now he enjoys being a Catholic hipster, until too many people start enjoying it with him, then he'll probably go mainstream. He blogs over at and tweets at

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