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Your I.D. with Sam Denefe

Each month in Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) Samantha Denefe talks about how average Catholics can engage in discipleship and evangelization in simple ways in their daily lives. The married mother of two is a former director of evangelization and faith formation. 

Denefe's videos are posted every month on Facebook

 

Episode 24: Just say no

Published: October 18, 2019      

Samantha Denefe with Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) talks about a subject we have all encountered in parish ministry -- how to say "no" to your pastor when he asks you to volunteer with or lead a ministry. (Hint: Take it to prayer first!) More... 

Episode 23: How can we make young people stay?

Published: September 9, 2019      

Teens and young adults are leaving the Church, but what can we as people in the pews do about it? Samantha Denefe reviews the statistics and some ways we can work with our parishes to reverse these trends. More... 

Episode 22: Faithful cooking with the kids

Published: August 1, 2019      

  Explaining deeper concepts and special feast days with your children can be easier, Sam Denefe explains, if you involve them with a hands-on activity, like cooking and baking. More... 

Episode 21: Authentic friendships

Published: July 11, 2019      

Have you built authentic friendships with people in your parish through small groups? Samantha Denefe talks about her experiences and how you can tell if you have been successful in creating a well-formed group. More... 

Episode 20: Gardening and the Church

Published: June 7, 2019      

Samantha Denefe, a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, discusses gardening and the Church. Why do some people feel called to leave the Church? More... 

Episode 19: Seasons of prayer

Published: May 3, 2019      

In this episode of Your ID (Intentional Discipleship), Samantha Denefe looks at how our prayer life can change during the different seasons of our lives. As a mother of small children, she has a tip too for those with little ones! More... 

Episode 18: Chatting with Deacon Keith Strohm

Published: April 5, 2019      

In this episode of Your I.D., Sam Denefe chats with Deacon Keith Strohm, executive director of M3 Ministries (m3catholic.com) that helps parishes form disciples of Jesus. Deacon Strohm shares about finding our identity in Jesus rather than the culture.  More... 

Episode 17: Tidying up faith, Marie Kondo style

Published: March 1, 2019      

Have you caught up with the Marie Kondo trend? Many people have watched the Netflix series and read her book. But what does this have to do with our faith? Samantha Denefe, director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, shares her insights on tidying up. More... 

Episode 16: Prayer for millennials

Published: February 8, 2019   

For this episode of Your I.D., Samantha Denefe from Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock talks about the differences she has seen in "giving thanks" and prayer with Millennials.  Click the link to watch: https://www.facebook.com/arkansascatholic/videos/834916840186344/ Your I.D. videos are posted to Arkansas Catholic's Facebook page each month. "Like" the page to follow along!    More... 

Episode 15: Altar Calls in the Catholic Church?

Published: January 4, 2019      

Altar Calls in the Catholic Church? Yes, they happen at every Mass. Samantha Denefe is the director of evangelization and faith formation at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. More... 

Your I.D. Episode 14: Mass is too long

Published: December 11, 2018   

Samantha Denefe, director of faith formation and evangelization for adults at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, ponders why we brag when Sunday Mass is short and complain when it is too long. Click the link to watch: https://www.facebook.com/arkansascatholic/videos/189513995255446/ Your I.D. videos are posted to Arkansas Catholic's Facebook page each month. "Like" the page to follow along!  More... 

Your I.D. Episode 13: What is your family culture?

Published: October 5, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Sam talks about the importance of dicussing what kind of family culture you and your spouse are creating.  (Oct. 5, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 12: Sexual abuse crisis in Church

Published: September 7, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. What is on everyone's mind? Sam discusses the recent sexual abuse crisis in the Church and how to respond. (Sept. 7, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 11: Two Simple Ways to be a Better Disciple

Published: July 6, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Sam talks with Father Mauricio Carrasco about how to take some simple steps to be a better disciple of Christ. (July 6, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 10: Is the Bible overrated?

Published: June 1, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Is the Bible overrated? Samantha Denefe says No. (June 6, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 9: American Ninja Warrior Fr. Stephen Gadberry

Published: May 4, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Sam Denefe talks with Father Gadberry about American Ninja Warrior and evangelization. Father Gadberry will appear on the NBC show in May 2018. (May 4, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 8: – Why did you join the Church?

Published: April 6, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Sam chats with Sandra Banken, who joined the Church at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock this Easter. Sandra shared her story of what led her to becoming an Intentional Disciple in the Catholic Church. (April 6, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 7: Everyone should be a Catholic Priest

Published: March 2, 2018      

Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship) with Samantha Denefe. Sam is the director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. Everyone should be a Catholic Priest -- men, women and married people. Click to find out why! (March 2, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 6: How to be an intentional disciple

Published: February 2, 2018      

Greg Wasinski, an international Catholic speaker, author and executive director of “Let Me Be” ministries, speaks to Sam Denefe about his call to be an intentional disciple and tips on how you can be one. Learn more about his ministry at http://faithandreallife.com (Feb. 2, 2018) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 5: Marital Intimacy and the Mass

Published: January 5, 2018      

Marital Intimacy and the Mass – how are they connected? (Jan. 5, 2017) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 4: Brokenness

Published: December 1, 2017      

Sam Denefe and Susej Thompson share about brokenness during Advent and Christmas time. (Dec. 1, 2017) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 3: Mission statements

Published: November 3, 2017      

How does the mission of the Church and parishes relate to Matthew 28:19-20? In this episode of Your I.D. (Intentional Discipleship), Sam Denefe, director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, talks about parish mission statements.  (Nov. 3, 2017)   More... 

Your I.D. Episode 2: Scariest word in Church

Published: October 6, 2017      

It's almost Halloween. What is the scariest word in the Church today? (Oct. 6, 2017) More... 

Your I.D. Episode 1: My conversion story

Published: September 1, 2017      

What is your conversion story? Sam Denefe, director of faith formation and evangelization at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, shares how she got engaged in her faith as a young adult. Some people call it a "witness talk," which can be scary to share with friends and strangers. Sam reminds us that faith is personal, but it isn't meant to be private. (Sept. 1, 2017) More...