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What are Small Christian Communities?
In this age of super sizing everything, including churches, it is easy to get lost in the crowd. There is a hunger for a more intimate faith experience and small faith communities, where groups of 8-12 people come together to read Scripture, pray, reflect, and share their faith. In fact, this is nothing new. Actually, it’s quite ancient. The Epistles of Paul were written to and for the infant Church where Christians would meet in small communities, usually in someone’s home, with a leader who would guide the group in various prayers and faith sharing discussions. It gave Christians then, and is still giving Christians today, an opportunity to focus on Christ leading us in our daily lives. Small Christian Communities (SCCs) are great for those who want a more mature faith life, one which is nurtured throughout the week. Catholics accompanying each other on their pilgrimage of faith form the basis of small faith communities. SCCs can also create lasting friendships and a sense of belonging and connection to the larger Church. Groups meet for six weeks and because groups can meet almost anywhere at any time of day, there is great flexibility for people to participate. We use the readings from the upcoming Sunday Masses as the basis for discussion. A resource with background reading and discussion questions is provided to each participant. We encourage our adult members to join a Small Christian Community as one way to reinvigorate the passion for the faith at St. John Neumann.Read More