The  visionary document by Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel, calls everyone to be missionary disciples creating evangelizing communities.

The USCCB document, Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States, outlines three practical goals for evangelization:

Goal 1: “To bring about in all Catholics such an enthusiasm for their faith that, in living their faith in Jesus, they freely share it with others.”

Goal 2: “To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ so they may come to join us in the fullness of the Catholic faith.”

Goal 3: “To foster gospel values in our society, promoting the dignity of the human person, the importance of the family, and the common good of our society, so that our nation may continue to be transformed by the saving power of Jesus Christ.”