Small Christian Communities: A Vision of Hope for the 21st Century

The “bible” for small Christian communities! Covers the foundational history of small Christian communities and provides a step-by-step guide for their implementation and development. Contains practical advice from those who have used these methods for years. The essential resource for all involved with small Christian communities.

It was awarded first place in the pastoral ministry category by the Catholic Press Association.

Part 1: "Foundations for small Christian communities"
Part 2: "The pastoral direction and its implementation"
Part 3: "Concrete approaches"

This revised and enlarged edition contains reflection and faith sharing questions, and references to appropriate texts from Scripture.

About the Authors:

Thomas A. Kleissler, co-founder and president emeritus of RENEW International, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Newark. He has been instrumental in the development of the RENEW processes and in spreading RENEW's programs across the country and around the world.

Margo A. LeBert was a religious educator whose renown lives on after her death, thanks to her great contributions to the life of the Church in the United States.

Mary C. McGuinness, OP served on the RENEW staff for many years and was part of the program development and editorial teams. She was the author of several small-group books.


Topics: Ministry Resources, Leader Resources

Parish Need: Developing small faith-sharing groups

Liturgical Seasons: Any time

Languages Available: English

Who's It For: Individuals, Forming Small Group Leaders

Author: Thomas A. Kleissler, Margo A. Lebert, Mary C. McGuinness

Length: 320 pages

Dimensions/size: 7.5 x 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-0809141579

Publish Date: 1997

Updated Date: 2003

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