Young Adults

Technology

Technology and social media are a huge part of almost every young adult’s life. Of course, this is both a blessing and a challenge. Here are some technology recommendations for small groups made up of young adults: Have a phone policy. Your group might want to silence and stack your phones in the middle of…

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Logistics

Below are logistics to consider to ensure that your small group runs smoothly: Where should the session be held? Sessions should be held in a place that won’t be interrupted, and where group members feel safe and comfortable. Your group may decide to meet at the church, or may decide to meet at the host’s…

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Getting the Word Out

Although word of mouth is always the best way to build a small group, you may want to use some graphics for fliers at your parish or for social media. Here are sample communications, and you can find logos here.

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Empowering Yourself to be a Group Leader

Facilitators: Good facilitation requires intention, however, it is a skill that can be learned and honed. To prepare first-time small group facilitators, we’ve created some resources that will help you lead your small group. There will be a webinar for facilitators in December. This 60-minute webinar is free and will be recorded and available for…

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Small Group Leadership Roles

We recommend that two leaders run each small group: a facilitator and a host. The first thing you need to for a strong small group is to find good leaders. The good news is that since there are two leaders, no one has to do all of the work alone. The even better news is…

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Creating your Meeting Jesus Timeline

Although Meeting Jesus is a small group curriculum that can be run at any point during the year, Lent 2018 will be the time when the brothers of SSJE will be adding online content in the form of daily videos, and there will be an international conversation going on around Meeting Jesus. If you choose…

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Week Six: We Declare to You

Set-up: Create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set apart, such as a candle, cross or…

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Week Five: Abide in Me

Set-up: Create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set apart, such as a candle, cross or…

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Week Four: I Have Called You Friends

Set-up: Create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set apart, such as a candle, cross or…

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Week Three: Close to the Father’s Heart

Set-up: Create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set apart, such as a candle, cross or…

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Week Two: The Word Became Flesh

Set-up: Create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set apart, such as a candle, cross or…

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Week One: God is Love

Set-up: Create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set apart, such as a candle, cross or…

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Getting Started: Meeting Jesus

Getting Started: Meeting Jesus Set-up: It’s important to create a welcoming environment for your small group. Ideally, chairs are arranged around a table, or there are chairs in a circle. However, this depends on where you meet. You may decide to have some kind of devotional help (a reminder that your time together is set…

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