So, your parish has decided to team up with another parish and work together to host a Meeting Jesus small group! Wonderful!
Here are your next steps:
- Gather a team of lay leadership (and perhaps clergy) to determine the best ways that your communities can engage with Meeting Jesus together.
- Figure out how to engage with your participants. Will the group meet in person, or online? Will there be a Quiet Day? If yes, where will it be?
- Figure out logistics.
- Set a timeline.
- Recruit leaders. Depending on how you’ve decided to proceed, you may need a host and facilitator for each small group, two online moderators, and a Quiet Day leader.
- Meet Jesus in the Gospel of John! Embark on the journey together.
Because each context and each group of parishes is different, it’s important to think carefully through what will work and what won’t work for you. We’ll be making recommendations for effective multi-parish small groups, but you are the expert of your own communities. That being said, we hope that you’ll be willing to experiment and try new things. Relationships and collaboration between parishes are becoming more important than ever.