Resources for Small Faith Communities
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Resources for Small Faith Communities

Curated by the North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC)

Small Christian Community Development

Forming Small Christian Communities

Small Community Leader Training

(RENEW International)

Evaluating Group Life

Lectionary-based Faith Sharing

  • Prayer Time/Oremos (RENEW International) – A faith sharing resource book based on the Sunday readings.  Can be used personally or with a group. (available in ENGLISH)

  • Quest(Archdiocese of Hartford) - Quest and Summer Reflections are Sunday scripture-based reflection booklets for use by those who gather in small Christian communities. Each weekly unit offers the elements for a complete small community session.

  • Exploring the Sunday Readings/para meditar las Lecturas Dominicales (Alice Camille, Twenty-Third Publications) A monthly publication which makes a spiritual connection between Scripture and daily life. Each issue gives you opening and closing prayers to guide your meditations, easy-to-understand explanations that go straight to the heart of the readings, short commentaries on each reading, and practical questions for reflection.

  • Sunday by Sunday (Good Ground Press) - a four-page weekly publication that invites adults to reflect on the Sunday Gospel and Old Testament readings.

Theme-based Faith Sharing

Catholic Social Teaching

  • Faith in Action (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) - Discussion and sharing material for six sessions —all of them focused on the social teachings of the Church.

Ecology, Environment, Stewardship of the Earth, Laudato Si’

(Eco Spirituality)

Faithful Citizenship

  • Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility

USCCB, 2015

Family Faith Sharing

  • Family Faith Communities (Good Ground Press) - Easy to use, hands-on materials for family-based small Christian communities.  Offers step-by-step sessions to get a family based group started.  Includes 10 inter-generational gatherings and 10 Kitchen Table Pages for family at-home preparation.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  • The Spirit of Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) – Discussion and sharing material for seven sessions—all of them focused on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Sacraments

  • Deepening Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) - Discussion and sharing material for six sessions—all of them focused on the sacraments.

Stewardship

Virtues

  • Empowering Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) – Discussion and sharing material for seven sessions—concentrating on the three theological virtues and four cardinal virtues.

Year of Mercy, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Mercy, Justice

(The Pastoral Center) English/Espanol

Seasonal-based Faith Sharing

Advent

  • PrayerTime/Oremos (RENEW International) - Entire Liturgical Year in one book for Years A, B, and C

  • Quest(Archdiocese of Hartford)

Lent

  • PrayerTime/Oremos (RENEW International) - Entire Liturgical Year in one book for Years A, B, and C

  • Quest(Archdiocese of Hartford) - Lent included in Spring booklet

Easter

  • PrayerTime/Oremos (RENEW International) - Entire Liturgical Year in one book for Years A, B, and C

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