The last two thresholds are a bit different from the other three. They are sometimes called ” The Zone”.
“ We have found it useful to think of the two thresholds of seeking and intentional discipleship as a whole... what both thresholds have in common is that they are active rather than essentially passive like the earlier thresholds of trust, curiosity and openness.’ (p.171)
In order to enter into the threshold of ”seeking” there has to be a certainty that a personal relation with God IS possible. Those who seek are looking for the person of Jesus Christ but are not intentional disciples yet. They are seriously thinking about following Jesus. During this threshold the evangelizer continues to model what it means to be a disciple and continues to proclaim the kerygma. This is also the threshold best suited for catechesis.
How does this threshold of “seeking” and where it stands in the process of bringing people to Christ challenge us and the way we have we have typically thought about “bringing people to the faith” or in deepening our own? How does it challenge our approaches to religious education? Knowing what you know now about the path to intentional discipleship that Sherry lays out in her book, where do you find yourself in this journey?