Faith In Action
On April 6, 2018, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced the introduction of the Faith in Action program model. The new model seeks to balance all of our priorities as an Order — Faith, Family, Community and Life — and offer Knights meaningful opportunities to serve people in need in our parishes and communities. Faith in Action fully integrates Building the Domestic Church programs, limits the number of requirements for Columbian Award, and most importantly, allows councils to concentrate on implementing faith-filled family programs. Our goal? Quality – not quantity.
What is Faith in Action?
Faith in Action will be the new umbrella for all Supreme Council-recommended programs, replacing Surge… with Service.
Why the need for the change?
Surge…with Service has provided a strong foundation for Knights of Columbus programming over the nearly five decades of its life cycle. During that time we have added and removed various programs. While our mission remains unchanged, it has evolved to meet a changing world. With the announcement of the Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parishes initiative we committed to evaluating our service to parishes and families so that our work might become even more relevant and effective.
Faith in Action reflects this shift with a strong call to action and a focus on quality faith-filled family programs. It simplifies the requirements and gives a home to all of our Supreme Council-recommended programs.
The Faith in Action Program Model
* Bold denotes Supreme’s Featured Programs.
What happened to Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parish?
Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parish remains and is foundational to the vision and ongoing strategy for creating strong and dynamic parish-based councils. This will include resources for spiritual renewal and the integration of family, council and parish life in a complementary relationship. The Faith in Action program model is an evolution of the Building the Domestic Church initiative and focuses on the most direct way a council can impact its parish community – activities. All of the programs included in Building the Domestic Church have now been integrated into the Faith in Action model or retired. There is now only one model that encompasses all Supreme-recommended programs and it is Faith in Action.