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Conversations about Faith How to start & sustain small groups

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How to start & sustain small groups
Conversations about Faith
Authors: Leisa Anslinger & Bill Huebsch

8.5 X 11" -- 72 pages -- downloadable & reproducible

In this helpful and practical guide for Parish Leaders, the authors outline an organizing plan which helps you as parish leaders to create, support, and sustain small community groups. These groups, in turn, help Catholics and their spouses connect their faith with their lives in meaningful and lasting ways.

This Guide also includes a fantastic list of small community group resources - whether your groups are organized as
Small church communities
RCIA groups
Ministry groups within the parish
Confirmation program groups

Topics covered in this Guide include:
Background on small community groups
How such communities function
Preparing for them in the parish
Choosing the right small group resources
Organizing to support and sustain such groups
Selecting leaders and the core team
Promotion, including pages of excellent bulletin announcements
Sample gatherings
Evaluating, including the forms you need

This is a downloadable & reproducible resource.


This is a downloadable, reproducible product sold with a lifetime parish or school license. Please read the full license terms below.

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This reproducible eResource is sold with a lifetime license for use within a parish, school, or diocesan office. You are allowed to make unlimited copies for use within your own community. You may also email these to members of your team or participants in your program. If you serve more than one parish or school, each should purchase its own license. You may not post our eResources to any web site without explicit permission to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.

Format: eResource
Product code: WHWS312
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 72 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Leisa Anslinger and Bill Huebsch


Bill Huebsch is an author, theologian, former director of religious education, and long-time Catholic publishing professional. He is also a husband, a widely-published and award-winning author, a gardener, a university professor, and a pretty qualified corkscrew operator. He has been a farmer, a marketing director, arts administrator, director of religious education, and diocesan administrator. Bill has published nearly thirty books as well as numerous articles, booklets, and screenplays.

Bill is the founder of the online Pastoral Center and past president of Twenty-Third Publications. Bill writes and teaches extensively on the catechetical mission of the Church and on the importance of continuing to implement the vision of the Second Vatican Council.

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