Wondering what is all inside of the DCP App? Well, you are in luck! Here is an in-depth look at everything we have packed inside.
If you would like to take a tour of the app, here is a short and sweet video.
Also, we are currently welcoming in new families! To join us, just head here: https://www.domesticchurchproject.com/dcp-community
First, the ♥️ of the DCP App: The DCP Bootcamp.
The DCP Bootcamp is a 6-week experience for the whole family that teaches you how to build and lead your own Domestic Church. This audio-based program is for the WHOLE FAMILY, requires zero prep and can be done each night over dinner.
We strove to make this program simple, beautiful, 100% Catholic and utterly transformative.
Absolutely everything thing that we have done, including creating this app, has grown out of these truths:
- Catholic Families need a program that shows them HOW to teach the Faith at home.
- Catholic Families need a program that trains them in their own homes and with their own kids.
- Catholic Families need a program that requires zero prep and walks them through the entire process of building a Domestic Church.
We’ve heard from so many families asking for these things. That’s why we created the bootcamp, because Catholic families needed it.
Through the grace of God we created this bootcamp this summer. We tested the bootcamp with over 100 families this fall. We verified that the bootcamp worked and that it was able to utterly transform families and currently over 450 families are going through the DCP Bootcamp in the App.
Just last week I got this message from a parent inside of that app who is taking her family through the bootcamp:
“My oldest just said this, of his own volition said, “The DCP has changed our family.” He is right! This has transformed us!”
Although all the pieces of the Domestic Church Project App that I will be sharing with you this week are important and created with care, the DCP Bootcamp is the heart of everything. You are called to live in a Domestic Church–but as a parent that means that you need to get to work. And we want to help you in that work.
Let us walk this journey with you and give you the framework you need.
Next, Formation Programs for the Whole Family
Through the DCP Bootcamp we work hard to train families to:
- Learn about the Jesus Christ and the Faith together
- Authentically discuss what they have heard
- Live out what they have discovered in their home and the world
But, the DCP Bootcamp is only 6 weeks long.
When we took our family through the DCP Bootcamp this summer we loved it, and after 6 weeks we finally felt like we were in a good routine of listening to a lesson and discussing the Faith each night over supper.But then it ended, and we all had a deep feeling of, “Okay, what now?” In fact, our kids continued to ask for the lesson each night.
It is our goal to help you KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING. To do this, we have created several audio courses for families to go through after (or before) they complete the DCP Bootcamp.
All of the following resources are
- ZERO PREP
- WHOLE FAMILY
- SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
- CAN BE COMPLETED IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS
These Liturgical Studies include:
Lent 2021: The Jesus Tree According to John
All of the scripture and reflections, ready to be listened to whenever and wherever. The audio lessons are SHORT (roughly 3 minutes each). Listen together and make Lent beautiful!
Subscribe now and start today! https://www.domesticchurchproject.com/dcp-communit…
Holy Week and Easter 2021: Imagination Based Scripture Reflections
A beautiful image and reflection for each day of Holy Week and the Easter Octave.
Saint Stories: Seven More Original Stories each month!
Celebrate the saints by hearing their stories and how God used their experiences to lead them to holiness.
May 2021: Rosary Reflections with Mother Teresa
Rosary Reflections for each of the 20 decades of the Rosary, based on the writings of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Plus, a full audio Rosary to listen to or pray along with.
Summer 2021: 10 Commandments, Jesus Christ and the Fulfillment of the Law
Explore with us what we should understand from each of the 10 commandments, as well as how Jesus expanded this teaching during His public ministry.
Fall 2021: Updated Jesse Tree
This audio version of the updated Jesse Tree will make completing this Advent Devotional doable and beautiful!
Wow, right? Ready to jump in and start forming your family with these incredible resources? Sweet! Let’s do this! Just sign up here: https://www.domesticchurchproject.com/dcp-communit…
Once again, we know that’s a lot of content…but remember, we are at a buffet here. Just look at all the delicious possibilities for your family, and then decide what you will use and when.
Each of the studies above are broken into short, beautiful lessons. We worked hard to keep STORYTELLING at the heart of everything, stories that lead to great discussions, and to make it easy and fun to consume together as a family.
Beyond this, we also have ALL of our saint/sacrament/10 Commandment coloring pages available in the app.
Next, Formation for Parents!
Leading a Domestic Church is no small task, and if you are anything like me, then you know that you still have a lot of the Catholic Faith to learn and fully embrace.
Let us help with that.
Inside the app we offer two ongoing resources for Parent Formation.
#1 Spiritual Formation with Father K
Have you met our Spiritual Director, Fr. K? Maybe you remember him from the awesome story he shared on the podcast about a little boy named Tommy going to Mass (most popular week of the podcast BY FAR).
Each month Fr. K drops into the app with some formation for us. As he explains it, over the coming year he will be striving to show us how all of our Catholic Beliefs fit together and support each other. We are only two lessons in, and already, I am blown away!
Our designer Danielle works hard to make each video memorable and super educational.
#2 Twice a Month Catholic Social Teaching Chats
When we surveyed you all, the number one request we got was to help you teach your kids about the major moral issues in the modern world.
So, we rounded up a bunch of experts and that is exactly what we are doing!
Twice a month we organize a live call with an expert in one area of Catholic Social Teaching. We ask them to speak to us on 1. What the Church Teaches on this topic, 2. How we live this teaching, and 3. How to teach/demonstrate this teaching to our kids.
During the month of February we will be chatting about bioethics and divorce. March will bring chats about the treatment of animals and pornography. In future months we will tackle ALL of the Catholic Social Issues laid out by the USCCB, and each conversation will be guided by a practicing Catholic who is also an expert in that particular field.
We hope you will consider joining us inside of the app. To sign up, head here: https://www.domesticchurchproject.com/dcp-community
In Christ Jesus,
Nancy and Bill