Small Groups, Big Impact: Cultivating Close-Knit Faith Communities in Your Parish

Have you ever felt alone even when you are in a crowd of people? Do you desire to be known and seen by a community that shares your values? Our parish communities, which should be the place where we find belonging, are often too large to provide the experience of close-knit spiritual family. But, it’s not impossible!

Come with me as I explore how forming small groups can be a life-giving experience, fostering deeper connections and intentional faith conversations. Drawing inspiration from stories of people living in Congo and experiences right here in our communities, we uncover the incredible impact of sharing struggles, reading scriptures together, and growing in faith collectively.

In this episode:

  • Discover the practical steps to initiate these gatherings, from reaching out to loved ones to embracing the simplicity of starting with a few passionate individuals.
  • Learn how fostering a welcoming and hospitable environment, even within your home, can enhance spiritual growth and engagement with the Word of God.
  • Identify practical ways to start and organize small faith groups in parishes.

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Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha

With Dr. Jay Carney

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