Multi-Parish

Planning for a Multi-parish Wrap-Up

Each curriculum addresses how to share the good news of how you’ve met Jesus over the course of your time together. However, it may be a wonderful and fruitful exercise for your communities to think about how they might intentionally work together to have some kind of concluding event. Could your participants gather to tell…

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Running your Multi-parish Small Group

Once your group is together and begins to work on Meeting Jesus, it should run as any other small group. If you are a running an in-person small group, you can find curricula and further guidance for small group facilitation here.  If you are running an online small group, you can find curricula and further…

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Planning a Multi-parish Quiet Day

The Gospels are full of examples of Jesus taking time off to be still and pray. Quiet days are allow for time and space to keep our relationship with God fine-tuned. Quiet days are also good for forming relationships between people who might not have known one another before and who will be meeting Jesus…

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Multi-parish Timeline

Planning ahead will bring the most enjoyable engagement for your multi-parish community. Meeting Jesus in John can be used during anytime of the church calendar, so be sure to allow at least eight weeks of preparatory time from when you make the decision to run the program to when you start the program.  If you choose to…

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Multi-parish Logistics

Below are logistics to consider to ensure that your small group runs smoothly: Where will your events be held? Will your collaborative events be held at the same place each week, or will they move about? What is fair for participants who may be coming a long way to be together? What time will your…

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What’s Right for my Multi-parish Meeting Jesus Experience?

Only you will know what’s best for your multi-parish small group, but here are some possibilities. Multi-parish Small Group(s) One or more in-person small group is formed from different parishes who meet weekly at a central location.   Online Community Form an online community made up of multiple parishes that meets at the same time…

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How to get a Multi-parish Small Group Started

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…

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Multiple Congregations

Gathering two or more congregations offers opportunities to meet your neighbors and build community within a geographic area. In addition to a Seven-Week Small Group Curriculum, extra resources for cohering individuals from different communities are provided.

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