Small Group Resources and Training

Small Group Resources

Small Christian Communities Global Collaborative Website – A global networking website sharing Small Christian Communities’ information, events, materials and news from six continents.

North American Forum on Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC) – This organization and web resources supports diocesan personnel and members of other national organizations in the United States and Canada in their ministry of Small Christian Communities as an integral dimension of parish life.

Training

RENEW International – Forerunner in small group ministry has a variety of tools for training small group leaders whose mission is to empower individuals and communities to encounter God in everyday life, deepen and share faith and connect faith with action.

  • FREE Small group community leader training webinar – Addresses what leaders need to know to facilitate a small group.
  • RENEW Youtube channel – A variety of videos designed to support small groups.
  • Resources for Getting Started – Connection to the RENEW small group webstore.
    • RENEW Small Group Leader Series – Essential books and a free training webinar to address what leaders need to know to facilitate a small group.
    • Prayertime – Years A, B, and C – Based on the Sunday readings this is a good year round booklet with full sessions to be used for small groups or in part for parish meetings.

Bible Studies

Listed below are a few of the most commonly used Scripture Studies Series:

Bible Timeline:  The Story of Salvation – Learn to read the bible through each period of time in the story of salvation.

Little Rock Scripture Study – Provides a transformative experience of bible study that is relevant, trustworthy and essential for forming disciples.

RENEW Scripture Series – Resource to be informed and transformed through small group faith sharing.

Spiritual Video Series

FORMED – Catholic on demand movies, video programs, audios and books for people of all ages.

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained – A systematic presentation of the big picture of the Catholic faith. 

Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith – Video series sharing the beauty found within the Catholic faith.

Journey/El Camino – Resource designed to help Catholics today deepen their personal relationship with Christ; a simple and direct way to encounter Jesus in our lives. Available in both English and Spanish from Paulist Evangelization Ministries.

ALPHA in a Catholic Context – Series of videos to present the basics of Christianity and allows participants to ask questions about faith.

Spirituality Programs

Just Faith – programs that help create an environment that nurtures new understanding and engagement in the biblical sense of compassion and social responsibility.

Living the Eucharist – A parish-based renewal experience to foster spiritual growth and discipleship through a more profound experience of Sunday Mass.

Longing for the Holy – A program that explores personal reflections on the central mysteries of faith, the Incarnation, Eucharist and Paschal Mystery.

Catechetical Programs

Why Catholic? – A program to help adults deepen their Catholic faith and connect its teachings to their everyday lives so they might better express and share faith with others.   

Contact Terrie Baldwin with any additional questions or suggestions regarding programs and processes for Adult Faith Formation.