John Bishop

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Where I serve

I live and work from FOCUS' international headquarters in Denver, CO. My main duties include leading, training, and forming missionaries and missionary teams as well as writing, editing, and guiding the development of FOCUS curriculum and formation materials.  After serving for many years on campus (Benedictine, Baylor, and the University of Maryland) and completing graduate degrees in philosophy (Baylor, MA - Ethics and Metaphysics) and theology (CUA, PhD Candidate - Ethics and Systematics), I am in a unique position to form our missionary staff.  Many of the materials my department and I develop can be found HERE. For a specific example of my writing, please see my recently completed bible study on John Paul II's Theology of the Body. Also, in addition to my work in curriculum and formation, I helped found and now direct FOCUS Summer Projects. Summer Projects, a new and rapidly expanding program, has served students from over 100 universities in the United States and Europe. You to find out more about the program HERE.      

Image from recent FOCUS Staff Training - a major departmental initiative using curriculum materials

My Story

My own walk with Our Lord, especially as an undergraduate, involved many intellectual and personal struggles. At various points, these struggles lead me away from the Catholic Church.  FOCUS played a pivotal role in my decision to remain Catholic and commit my life to Christ.  Now I want nothing more than to use my experiences and education to bring more souls to Christ and His Church.     

FOCUS Students using our publications at recent leadership summit

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me on this mission.  Working with Mission partners has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my ministry.  I am blessed and humbled to have so many incredible men, women, and families on my team.  I would like to put your funds to work on campus and in the development of more effective curriculum and formation materials.

To join my support team please click on the "Support John" tab above and follow the steps from there.  If you would like more information or to receive my monthly updates, please don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]  God Bless!

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