“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” -St. Francis

Small Church Community

A Small Church Community (SCC) is a group of 8 to 12 people, who come together on a regular basis with the common purpose of growing together in their faith.  Through prayer, Sacred Scripture, and sharing of experiences, members support one another to live out Christian values and connect faith to everyday life.

Small Church communities are not just about meeting individual needs. They are also about building up the entire parish community and strengthening the life and mission of the parish.

All parishioners of St. Francis are invited and encouraged to participate in a small Church community. Non-parishioners are welcome too! New groups can also be started when there are about 10 people willing to commit to trying it for at least six sessions.

What happens in a Small Church Community?

  • Prayer – alone and together
  • Scripture reading and reflection
  • Sharing on questions geared to your own life
  • Encouragement and support
  • Suggestions for action and community
  • Music
  • Social/Food

Time and Location

Meeting days and times are determined by the group. Some meet weekly, and some every two weeks or monthly. Most groups meet for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Groups may choose to meet in homes, at St. Francis or other meeting places. Sign up for the group and time that best fits your schedule.

List of Small Church Communities at St. Francis for Fall 2021

Contacts for Small Church Community

Click here (then select the MORE tab) to sign up online for a Small Church Community.

For more information send an email to adultfaith@stfrancismadison.org
or contact:
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Attention: Small Church Community.
4000 West Tidewater Lane
Madison, Mississippi 39110