Jesus was often surrounded by large crowds, clamoring to hear the Teacher speak. But Jesus first was only known to a small group, the Apostles. After the Resurrection, the Disciples continued spreading Jesus’ message to other small groups—the Philippians, the Ephesians, the Corinthians—and the tradition of small groups of devoted followers continues to this day.
That’s what we’ve been focusing on with the series on how to host parish small faith groups. The series strengthens the idea that small groups can be vital to the ongoing adult faith formation of a parish—as the model parish of St. Barnabas in Chicago demonstrates.
Foster and encourage small groups in your own parish with this month’s free downloads—a PowerPoint presentation to use in training small group facilitators and handouts for Reflecting on the Lenten Scriptures. Use the handouts as your discussion materials for small faith groups this Lent.
Small groups can yield big rewards.