Proclaim

The Proclaim podcast features all things around sharing Jesus with others.

About the show

How does being on mission translate into the real world? Join host and director of Proclaim, Eric Chow, as he sits down with inspiring disciples to talk all things around sharing Jesus with others.

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Episodes

  • 039: Intentional Accompaniment Series: The 1-2-3-4 Model

    December 30th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 46 secs
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    In this episode, we continue our Intentional Accompaniment series with Proclaim Director, Eric Chow and CCO Missionary, Michael Hall. In this series, they break down CCO's model of Intentional Accompaniment - an essential skill for missionary disciples. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss the layers of who are a part of the journey of accompanying others through CCO's 1-2-3-4 model, and dive deeper into the meaning of the scripture verse, 2 Timothy 2:2.

  • 038: Intentional Accompaniment Series: Prophetic Listening

    December 23rd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 29 secs
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    In this episode, we continue our Intentional Accompaniment series with Proclaim Director, Eric Chow and CCO Missionary, Michael Hall. In this series, they break down CCO's model of Intentional Accompaniment - an essential skill for missionary disciples. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss prophetic listening: a crucial component in accompanying others, and they share four practical tips to intentionally build this skill.

  • 037: Intentional Accompaniment Series: Radical Commitment

    December 17th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 34 secs
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    In this episode, we continue our Intentional Accompaniment series with Proclaim Director, Eric Chow and CCO Missionary, Michael Hall. In this series, they break down CCO's model of Intentional Accompaniment - an essential skill for missionary disciples. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss the three main aspects of Intentional Accompaniment: people, programs, and paraclete, and the importance of radical commitment in accompaniment.

  • 036: Intentional Accompaniment Series: Holiness and Mission

    December 14th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 14 secs
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    In this episode, we continue our Intentional Accompaniment series with Proclaim Director, Eric Chow and CCO Missionary, Michael Hall. In this series, they break down CCO's model of Intentional Accompaniment - an essential skill for missionary disciples. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss the role of an accompanier, how to grow in our interior life, and how to build the foundation of holiness and mission in accompaniment.

  • 035: Intentional Accompaniment Series: Thresholds

    September 9th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 27 secs
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    We continue our Intentional Accompaniment series with Proclaim Director, Eric Chow and CCO Missionary, Michael Hall. In this series, they break down CCO's model of Intentional Accompaniment - an essential skill for missionary disciples. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss the stages of trust, curiousity, openness, and seeking in accompaniment.

  • 034: Intentional Accompaniment Series: Conversion

    September 2nd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 33 secs
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    We introduce our new series: Intentional Accompaniment with Proclaim Director, Eric Chow and CCO Missionary, Michael Hall. In this series, they break down CCO's model of Intentional Accompaniment - an essential skill for missionary disciples. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss the three elements of initial conversion and the framework of intentional accompaniment.

  • 033: How to Lead a Missionary Family with Families for Christ

    August 6th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 49 secs
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    In this episode, Eric interviews the Choa family who are members of Families for Christ - an ecclesial movement here in our Archdiocese and abroad. They were in the middle of an Alpha course when the pandemic hit and they seized the opportunity to reach wider. Their online guests came from Montreal, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines! The Choas are truly a missionary family, and they share how the Families for Christ Community supports them in their growth as missionary disciples.

  • 032: The Missionary Journey Through Couples for Christ

    July 8th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 48 secs
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    In this episode, we hear from Arnel and Vivian Balmeo, parishioners of All Saints Parish in Coquitlam and active members of Couples for Christ. They share their journey to discipleship in Jesus and the positive impact it has had on their marriage and family life. They also share the vital role that Couples for Christ has played in their active missionary life.

  • 031: Matt Maher's Interview from Upper Room Conference 2020

    June 18th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  50 mins 2 secs
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    In this episode, we replay Eric's interview with Matt Maher from the Upper Room Conference in September 2020. Matt shares his connection with the Archdiocese of Vancouver, how God has moved in his life, and how music has become a missionary platform. He also shares the impact of COVID on his family and his growing devotion to St. Joseph.

  • 030: How Couples for Christ forms Missionary Disciples

    June 3rd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 16 secs
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    In this episode, Eric interviews John Acosta - Director of Pastoral Services for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. John grew up in Vancouver and was introduced to Couples for Christ (CFC) through a youth retreat. Growing involvement formed his missionary heart, which led to 14 years of missionary work with CFC. John shares his journey and experience, lessons learned, and breaks down some of the ways CFC has been engaged in evangelization and missionary formation.

  • 029: How to Fail (and Succeed) In Personal Invitations

    May 5th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 17 secs
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    Eric has a discussion with Joseph San Jose from All Saints Parish in Coquitlam. Joe shares some practical ways that his Alpha team successfully invited close to 50 people in their proximate periphery. His passion to proclaim Jesus comes forth and he offers words of encouragement for all of us who desire to grow as missionary disciples.

  • 028: Missionary Disciples Need Big Dreams for Evangelization

    April 21st, 2021  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 44 secs
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    Eric interviews Daniel - a missionary disciple in our Archdiocese of Vancouver with big dreams for our Catholic parishes and communities. Daniel shares his experiences with Couples for Christ, Catholic Christian Outreach, the Companions of the Cross, and St. Benedict's in Halifax. Eric and Daniel explore topics such as spiritual conversations with family and friends, the awkwardness of learning how to pray with others, authentic community, and the primacy of evangelization. He challenges each of us to be protagonists in the evangelizing mission of the Church.

  • 027: Our Unique Call to Relationship and to Mission

    April 7th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 22 secs
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    Eric interviews Rachel Wong live on Facebook. Rachel shares her story of encountering Jesus in Adoration and how God invited her into a unique mission, resulting in the launch of the Feminine Genius Podcast. Rachel shares some insights on how to get the most out of live streaming mass at home, how the Upper Room conference inspired her, and how we can all be encouraged to be lights in the world.

  • 026: Living out the missionary life as a family

    March 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 12 secs
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    Megan and Nathan share how they encountered faith and community through others accompanying them, and how they are now in turn accompanying other young couples in their journey of faith. They discuss the impact of faith studies, relationships, and how conversations over brunch can be important missionary moments. Megan shares some exciting opportunities with Marriage and Family ministries - through mentorship and The Marriage Course.

  • 025: Starting a parish coffeehouse for community

    March 10th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 49 secs
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    Eric and Julia talk about opening "Holy Grounds" Coffeehouse at St. Patrick's Parish in Maple Ridge, and how the community began to grow. The coffeehouse wasn't just a novel idea but part of an overall parish strategy to call and form missionary disciples. Holy Grounds is the name of the space but the approach to community is seeing one another as holy ground, as Pope Francis stated in para. 169 of Evangelii Gaudium.

  • 024: Having a Discipleship Pathway

    February 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 15 secs
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    Eric talks with Julia Hanley from St Patrick's Parish in Maple Ridge and Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the Archdiocese of Denver in Colorado. They discuss St Patrick's discipleship pathway and parish culture. Having a discipleship pathway is one of the main principles outlined in Tim's book Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture. They discuss how the Holy Spirit moved Julia and St Patrick's disciples to formulate their pathway from principles, and the opportunities and challenges in parish life when it comes to evangelization.