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Small Church Communities
A Small Church Community is a group of 8–12 adults, or families, who come together, usually in each others’ homes, at least twice a month for 2 hours or so to share their life experiences and to grow in their faith while getting to know group members.The main components of a Small Church Community are reflection and education, mutual support and caring, prayer and worship, Scripture and service to one another, to the parish and to others. A trained facilitator runs the group. Small communities can form around particular needs or interests (i.e. Contemplative Prayer, Men's Spirituality, Moms with Small Children). A coordinator of small groups is appointed for the parish to help train facilitators and direct newcomers. St. Christopher parish in Marysville, MI has Small Church Communities. For more information about how they manage their program contact 810-364-4100.