Have you ever been successful in growing or building something in total isolation? No? We are always part of communities and quite often small communities such as our family, our group of friends, our neighbours or colleagues. They give us support, encouragement, nurturance, assistance and gifts for doing things we could not do alone.
This is the role of Faith Circles small groups—to bring people together to share their lives and the ways in which Jesus is working in them through his Holy Spirit. In Faith Circles small groups, we can especially invite people who aren’t regular Church-goers. They are places where we can safely share our lives and faith with one another in a welcoming and friendly environment. Through sharing and reflection, faith is deepened, knowledge increases and insight happens. This growth in intimacy with others and with the Spirit gives us the courage to live our lives as Christ has taught.
Faith Circles small groups provide a place where each person can grow in their faith journey. They are not support groups for dealing with problems, issues, addictions, etc. Rather, they focus on the ways in which the Spirit is calling us to live more lovingly, actively, deeply, joyfully and fruitfully our relationship with God, our Church and our World. Come on the adventure in deepening your relationship with God today!