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Getting Small Communities Started in Your Parish
This workshop looks at the vision of SCCs in a parish and offers practical helps to get started.
Forming Your Parish as a School of Discipleship
Every parish has many small groups and ministries meeting. This workshop offers ways to engage all in faith reflection as a regular part of their gatherings.
Why Should I Join a Small Faith Community? Theology and Practicalities
This workshop can help members understand and articulate the power of meeting as a ministry or Small Christian Community.
Facilitators need support and ongoing formation to optimize the experience for the small faith community. This workshop offers ideas to enhance the life of the group as well as group dynamics and stages of growth.
What Kind of An SCC Are You? A Discernment and Growth Process
Small Communities need some time for reflection on who they are and what they are about. Each year it’s good to “take stock” both personally and as a group to make sure that you are faithful to your goals and purpose for meeting so that you are growing. Groups that take time to do this develop a stronger sense of community and openness to the action of God in the group along with a greater sense of inclusion and mission. This workshop leads groups through the process to make them stronger and more focused.
Building A Ministering Community: Six Essential Elements
This workshop will use the lens of the six elements of Small Christian Communities: Prayer, Support, Reflection, Learning, Participation/Engagement and Mission to look at how parish ministries function and how they might be more focused.
Going Deeper With Jesus: Leading Adult Groups
How can we more effectively connect our faith, the scriptures and teachings of the Church, to the experiences of our daily lives? This workshop will present a method called “Theological Reflection” which leaders of adult groups can use to help their group members delve deeper into their faith, their relationship with Jesus and their mission as disciples. The skills offered in this workshop are useful to those who work with adults as leaders of small Christian communities, faith sharing groups, RCIA team members, Bible Study leaders, those involved in Cornerstone and other adult retreat processes and those working in adult catechesis.
Spirituality of Learning: The Formation of Adults
There is a spirituality to learning in the Christian life. Adults learn differently from children. This workshop offers reflections on how adults learn and how parishes can support learning as an ongoing part of parish life and ministry.