Not sure where to start with making disciples in your parish? Overwhelmed by the thought of trying to imitate what you did on campus with a full work or family schedule? In this video, 2023 St. Francis Xavier Honor recipients, Adam and Maria Bremerkamp, share their inspiring story of discipleship in the parish. Following a simple framework that we are all familiar with, Adam and Maria are now leading over 100 people in discipleship and Bible study, reaching every aspect of their community from the local school to Knights of Columbus to families to nearby colleges.
Adam and Maria served as missionaries from 2013-2015. Adam served at Baylor University and Maria at Southeast Missouri State. They now live in Mount Vernon, OH raising their four children. Adam works as a project manager at Ariel Corporation. Adam and Maria are raising up missionary disciples in their local parishes through Bible studies and discipleship groups.
Join us for the Evangelization Accelerator Course
At SEEK23, FOCUS Alumni launched a brand-new online community and formation platform just for you, our alumni! On LifelongU, you’ll get access to NST-style courses, live webinars, community, small groups and many other resources to help you grow in prayer and mission.
The Evangelization Accelerator course is live every Thursday and will walk you through exactly what you need to take your mission from idea to action. We’re only two weeks into this seven-week course and it’s not too late to jump in. Every week we’re learning from each other and leaving inspired and empowered to take action!
Sign up for LifelongU and get access to this amazing community TODAY! Use code LASTCHANCE.
(Registration is open for a limited time.)
Bring SEEK23 home with you!
We loved seeing all of you at SEEK23 in St. Louis! And for all of those who couldn’t join us, you were in our thoughts and prayers throughout the week!
Whether or not you joined us for SEEK23 in St. Louis, you can bring the SEEK23 experience to your family, friends, neighbors and fellow parishioners. With dynamic talks, small group discussions, prayer, sacraments and fellowship—SEEK23 Where You Are will once again bring all the best of SEEK straight to your parish or small group.
Learn more at seek.focus.org.
FOCUS Family Prayer Request Line
The FOCUS Alumni team wants to unite our FOCUS family in prayer for one another. Please submit any prayer requests you have at this time here. In addition to having the Alumni team pray for your requests, we will have the responses viewable on FOCUS Connect for you to pray for others in the FOCUS family!
Looking for a job? Hundreds of employers across the country want YOU!
Join a community of loving professionals and make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. At Emmaus Catholic Hospice we are dedicated to providing authentic Catholic end-of-life care. We exist to extend loving clinical and spiritual services, focusing on the human dignity of every person within our care.
If you aspire to support patients and their loved ones and to help ensure they are accompanied by the gift and comfort of their faith in challenging seasons, we would love to hear from you. Learn more and apply here!
Visit our job board at connect.focus.org/jobs to apply and to see employers who are specifically looking for FOCUS Alumni to fill their open positions or reach out to Career Services Manager Elli Schmidt at [email protected].
Our mission is to fan the flame of lifelong mission in the hearts of our alumni in this apostolic age.
The FOCUS Alumni Relations team exists to provide you, our alumni, with inspirational content in emails and social media. We desire to build alumni communities in various cities, connect alumni with job listings, and develop resources to support the living of Catholic mission in the world.
What does AL+UM mean?
AL+UM (Altum) comes from “Duc in Altum”, which means to“Set out into the deep.” This call, to set out into the deep, is the call of every person seeking after Christ. You are on a different mission now than when you were on campus, yet as you cast your nets, the Lord will certainly bless you with a great catch if you continue to trust in Him.