I am interested in discussion and/or networking regarding faithful Catholic small Christian communities (or small church communities, or just small groups if you like). Everything I Google is either basic advice, trying to sell me something, or an organization that offers me dead ends. I’ve been involved in various small groups for over 20 years; often leading them; typically “winging” it. As leader, I’ve often taken Catholic books I liked and created discussion questions for each chapter (some available at my site). Currently our group is using ***Challenge ***by Mark Link SJ (premade for groups, a lot less work for me). I am enjoying it (and it’s based on the spiritual exercises).
I am interested in a network of groups that offers genuine support, shares downloadable materials, recommends other materials, and so forth (but not a “network” merely focused on a particular set of materials it sells!) I would be interested in a relatively formal network, perhaps even a secular order that focuses on leading small groups (hey, there’s an idea). I’m interested in talking to any “visionaries” out there who perceive the power of small Christian communities and are working to promote them.
I realize Small Christian Communities may not perfectly fit into this section, but I would argue that it fits here as well as anywhere else. I would also suggest that if more people realized how vital such an approach is to everything else about our faiths, there would be a section devoted to small groups and I wouldn’t need to throw my message in a bottle into an unknown ocean!
Thanks for your time,