This Lent, we are excited to launch Adult Small Faith Circles, where big church becomes small church, relationships grow and faith develops.
Intentional relationships are the key to sustaining spiritual growth. We believe Small Faith Sharing Circles enable that to happen, which is why they are such an important part of growing discipleship.
In Adult Small Faith Circles, members discuss what God’s Word says on a specific topic and how to integrate His teaching through the issues and challenges of their daily lives. People are challenged to become authentic and accountable about what's really going on in their lives in a safe and supportive place. Members pray for one another, care for one another, and develop friendship with other growing disciples.
Based on Archbishop Don Hying’s C4 series, groups view his short video then pray about and discuss the topic. Throughout the six weeks of Lent, groups meet in member’s homes and are limited in size. All sessions held from 6:30 pm—8:00 pm during the weeks of Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28, March 6, March 13, March 20: Monday’s; home of Mark Goeden (Belgium) Wednesday’s; home of Dan & Karen Becker (Port Washington) Thursday’s: Immaculate Conception Rectory led by Jillian & Ryan Weber
How can I learn more about Adult Small Faith Circles? Scroll down the page for additional information about Adult Small Faith Circles.
How can I register for an Adult Small Faith Circle? To register for an Adult Small Faith Circle, simply complete the form below and click on "Submit" or contact Kelly Lemens at 284-4266, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Small Faith Circle? Is it a Bible study? Small Faith Circles are made up of 5-10 people who meet to discuss faith, go deeper in the weekly message, and support one another in their relationship with Christ. While prayer is an important part of our Small Faith Circle environment, they are not Prayer Groups. Small Faith Circles are not Bible Study or Adult Education classes; they are a place you connect with other growing disciples in a more relational and personal environment.
What happens in a Small Faith Circle? Groups meet in members’ homes and usually begin with casual conversation then prayer. Materials are provided that connect to the weekly message heard in Church on the weekend. Group members discuss and apply God’s word to their own lives. Meetings end with group prayer.
Are Small Faith Circles just discussion groups? Our Small Faith Circles are more than just discussion groups. They are environments for growing relationally in discipleship in authentic and caring ways. Small Faith Circles strive to be the place for Church members to find support, encouragement and care. Group members face the challenges of life together, have fun together, share a meal, or reach out in service projects.
How long is my commitment to Small Groups? We want to challenge everyone at the Tri-Parish Community to be in a Small Faith Circle, though we understand that there are times, and even seasons of life, when this will be difficult. We begin with our initial Lenten 6-week commitment. We encourage our Small Faith Circles to grow together over the course of Lent so that they continue to meet after Easter. We hope when our groups grow in faith in their circles and then are so excited to invite others to do the same. That is how we grow our Small Faith Circle community!
Do I need any kind of qualification, is there a fee? You don't have to be a member or a Catholic to join a Small Faith Circle at our Tri-Parish community. Everyone is welcome. We encourage all our Church members to join a group and invite their friends. There are no fees or costs for participants.