‘Put out into the deep’

For adolescents from 12 to 17 years


The challenge

  • To help young people develop in all that makes for their humanity: body, mind, emotions and soul. To build a society of responsible adults, inspired by solid human and Christian values.


  • A commitment to daily Christian life
  • A personalized monthly mentoring
  • Bimonthly meetings or at weekends
  • Summer sessions in Paray-le-Monial: two courses, one for 11-15 year-olds, the other for high-school students
  • Camps

Put out into the deep was launched in 2008. This Emmanuel initiative offers a teaching method which supports adolescents in their human and spiritual growth and according to the graces of the Community.


Put out into the deep is present in about thirty cities and villages of France, in Martinique and in Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia etc. Young people form teams in parishes and in schools where they carry out various activities – games, relaxation, prayer and instruction.
The commitment of the young people is progressive:

  • in the first year – morning and evening prayer with Sunday Eucharist
  • second year – a daily act of love is added
  • third year – regular confession
  • fourth year – a regular service to those who are very poor.

For more information: see the dedicated page on the Love & Truth web-site (fr).