The Extreme Way of the Cross regions transform people
Create a region.
Initially, the Extreme Way of the Cross was limited to a single location. It all started at Saint Joseph’s church in Podgórze, Kraków the workplace of father Jacek WIOSNA Stryczek and his associates in the project.
The project quickly started to grow. More and more people wanted to take part in the Extreme Way of the Cross in other places. In effect, as many as 100 new regions appear each year. People are everywhere, and many are fascinated by the Extreme Way of the Cross. You too can create a region..
What it means to create an Extreme Way of the Cross region
A region is a community of people actively engaged in the creation of the Extreme Way of the Cross and in charge of its location.
Select the church you want to use as your starting base for the Extreme Way of the Cross.
Find a priest to be your partner (the spiritual guide of the region). Talk to him and establish the details of the Extreme Way of the Cross. Tell him about the concept and standards of the project. Arrange the date and time of the event. Invite him to take part in development of the church of the 21st century.
Build a staff
A group of at least a few enthusiasts. As the leader, you need to make sure that as many people as possible are taking part in development of the Extreme Way of the Cross region. Task distribution will let you focus on the most important aspects and find your future successor.
Plan the route / routes of the Extreme Way of the Cross
The route is the most important aspect, as it will tell the pilgrims where to go alone at night. The route stays the same for the whole year. It is very hard to map out, specify, and verify so you will probably need some assistance. You can find the route mapping standards in the additional instructions. The leader should have the time, energy, and determination to carry it out.
Promote the Region
There is a lot you can do to make people aware of a new region, to tell them that they have an Extreme Way of the Cross of their own – promotional presentations during the parish announcements, a Facebook profile of the region, posters and banners in the area, cooperation with the local press, radio, or TV. Many people feel like they are neglecting their souls but don’t know what to do about it. You can show them the way to transform their lives. Prepare to be recognised – within your parish, municipality, or region. A leader should be willing to promote the Extreme Way of the Cross with his or her name.
Take care of the mass
The transformation journey starts with the holy mass. Work with the priest to determine the best liturgical arrangements and what to tell the pilgrims. Get some people to distribute the contemplations packs before the mass. Tell everyone in advance that they can print out the route description and map from www.edk.org.pl and about the mobile app.
Is being an Extreme Way of the Cross leader right for you?
who will take part in the Extreme Way of the Cross. When you create a region, you give people the opportunity to experience this wonderful spiritual adventure
Helping at church,
working with priests, building the true church of the 21st century
Helping the church,
working with media, and demonstrating the beauty of the Extreme Way of the Cross
Helping the local community,
The Extreme Way of the Cross often gathers wonderful people, who can make an impact on their local communities all year round.
Creating a team, developing themselves and others,
The leader learns management, cooperation, and communication, becomes a person surrounded by the creation of something new. Evangelically speaking – as leaven in the dough.
The duties of the Extreme Way of the Cross leader include the following
A leader candidate must first learn the requirements from the website and conquer the Extreme Way of the Cross at least once.
A leader candidate must report the region to host the Extreme Way of the Cross and be interviewed by phone by the Extreme Way of the Cross Coordinator.
The leader receives support in form of multimedia materials in the region’s panel and the individual support of the dedicated coordinator.
The region is assigned to the voivodeship group and can count on assistance from other “sister” regions.
The leader gains global range for the region through the www.edk.org.pl website and the Extreme Way of the Cross mobile app used to sign up to the desired route.
The Extreme Way of the Cross leader is not alone
What are the benefits of being an Extreme Way of the Cross leader?
Satisfaction from mapping out the route for thousands of people each year.
New acquaintances and new relations with the local community.
New competences in areas like management, marketing, PR, planning, logistics, public presentations.
Possible further support for development of the project on a national scale in cooperation with the founders of the Extreme Way of the Cross.
A real impact on the image and perception of the Church in Poland – building the Church of the 21st century.wieku.
The Extreme Way of the Cross leader is a foundation
Thanks to such people, the Extreme Way of the Cross is turning into the fastest-growing religious movement in the world. It shows the true beauty of a life that won’t figure out itself. The leader has a job to do and transforms the pride from success into humility. The leader is someone who knows where and why to lead others.
The best leaders like what they do and are eager to share their enthusiasm in showing the best way to escape the personal comfort zone. Cooperation of the regions is evidenced in the number of people transforming their lives through the experience.
The Extreme Way of the Cross leader helps people, but doesn’t paper them. The leader doesn’t care that some people want it to be shorter, more comfortable, better, safer.
The Extreme Way of the Cross leader understands that true help is based on breaking through the comfort zone and starting to look for a new life.
The Extreme Way of the Cross leader works together with other leaders and does not compete with them. The most important task to the Extreme Way of the Cross leader is to serve.