Book Description "This book really inspired and excited me. . . . It was so interesting to read about what is going on with Small Faith Communities throughout the world and to learn of ways that we can use to invigorate our own groups. . . . Those who currently are members of small faith groups and those who have just a budding interest can read this book and glean much from it."--Sr. Susan DeGuide, RSM, Associate Director, Office of Small Faith Communities, Diocese of San Bernardino, California
From Cuba to California, Uganda to Australia, an up-to-date resource that can lead Christian churches to new ways of being church.
What can churches in America and elsewhere do to renew themselves from within? They can look to examples of thriving small Christian communities within their own country and throughout the world. This inspiring book looks at what is happening now across six continents to give pastors and lay leaders of every denomination encouragement through useable examples from their counterparts around the world.
Joseph G. Healey is a Maryknoll priest and the former Coordinator of the Mission Awareness Committee (MAC) of the Religious Superiors' Association of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam. His books include Once Upon a Time in Africa and Towards an African Narrative Theology. He is a member of the St. Charles Lwanga SCC in Dar es Salaam and the St. Jude Thaddeus SCC in Musoma. Jeanne Hinton is an Anglican laywoman and journalist who has developed training materials and workshops for the development of SCC. She is a member of the New Way of Being Church Team in the United Kingdom, and author of many books including Communities, Walking in the Same Direction, Changing Churches and Changing Communities.