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, 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
Beginning in October, we will begin a 6-week reflection on The Mass using Bishop Robert Barron’s new video series. Through our Small Church Communities all of us can participate together in this weekly parish-wide reflection on The Mass and the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Christian life. Click here to learn more about The Mass series.
Time and Location
Meeting days and times are determined by the group. Some meet weekly, 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.
Contacts for Small Church Community
Click here (then select the MORE tab) to sign up online for the 2018 – 2019 Small Church Community.
For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Attention: Small Church Community.
4000 West Tidewater Lane
Madison, Mississippi 39110