Living Beyond Myself - Lenten Discipleship Groups - 2017
LENT began on Ash Wednesday - March 1st
EASTER is on Sunday, April 16th
At Saint Benedict Parish, we encourage our members to participate in at least one Discipleship Group a year. Discipleship Groups are small groups (of 4-12 people) that are focused on learning content. These may be Bible Study groups or some adult faith formation program.
For Lent 2017, we are inviting as many people as possible to participate in a study called, Living Beyond Myself. The materials will be provided via this website (as PDF documents that can be printed, or read off a screen-- please note, the material is not video-based).
Facilitators will access the materials on a weekly basis via this page (material will be added week by week). Facilitators will also be invited to check-in briefly each week (by sending an email to Catherine to advise how things are going with their group).
Ideally, groups will gather on Sundays for their time of sharing. To use the material precisely as it is designed, the first get together of a Discipleship Group would take place on Sunday, March 5th (the 1st Sunday of Lent). That first gathering will be to introduce the material that the group will begin praying with on Monday, March 6th. The Discipleship Group would then meet weekly (6 times in total) with the final meeting on Sunday, April 9th (Palm Sunday). If a group can't follow that schedule exactly, that's okay! Or, if Discipleship Group members are in a Connect Group, they can choose to meet on the off weeks from their Connect Group (for a total of 3 gatherings). They would still cover the material on the same schedule (praying with it and journalling throughout the week) but they simply cover two week's worth of material during their time of gathering.
Please click the button below to register to facilitate a Discipleship Group (when you register, please tell us who you're planning to co-facilitate with).
If you plan to facilitate a Discipleship Group but were unable to attend one of the training sessions on February 12th, the handout will soon be available here so be sure to check back.
If you're not able to facilitate a group, and haven't yet found a group to join, please click below and give us a bit of information and we will do our best to connect you with a group.