A resource for sponsors aimed at their understanding the processes of Christian initiation within the ministry system of the congregation.
• provides an overview of the process of Christian initiation
• outlines the role of the sponsor in the life of inquirers, hearers, and candidates, particularly the ministry of listening and discernment
• defines the interrelationship of the sponsors with catechists (lay guides), pastors, and congregation
• provides church leaders with guidelines for the selection, formation, and encouragement of sponsors