Missionary Discipleship Institute

  • Christ Our Hope has participated in the Missionary Discipleship Institute for the past three years. This curriculum is a partnership with Maryknoll, Missions Office and Office for Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

    MDI allows for seventh grades students to “encounter God in their lives and the lives of their neighbors on the margins and gain awareness of injustices that they face; reflect on how the Church is responding in love and the disturbance this creates in our own sense of discipleship; and discern, develop, and carry out a response rooted in God's mission.” A core part of this curriculum is the immersion experience.

    Christ Our Hope partners with over ten local middle schools each year to bring students to downtown Seattle.
    You can read about the impact of an MDI immersion at Christ Our Hope in the annual Northwest Catholic Essay contest. The winning middle school entry came from a MDI student who visited Christ Our Hope and reflected on his immersion experience in downtown Seattle.