CONNECT is where we find Christ’s presence within the members of our parish family. Groups of varying sizes will be formed that will meet in one another’s homes, or sometimes in prearranged spaces on the church campus. These Connect gatherings may often occur two times for the purpose of prayer, socialization…two times a month for prayer, socialization, and to explore a faith related topic that promotes self-discovery, builds a spirit of community, and encourages participants to continue to grow in their ability to share their faith with others. CONNECT groups will be places where the Church feels more intimate because of its small group environment. It is where an individual can be led to discover the unique nature of their call to discipleship, and where we can meet on common ground to relax and enjoy one another as much as to both care for and let ourselves be cared for by one another.
- CONNECT Adults & Group Registration
Prince of Peace is a large parish and we want to ensure everyone knows that they play an important part in the life of those around them. CONNECT Adults group regularly for food, fellowship, to share stories, pray and journey alongside each other. CONNECT groups could meet in homes or suitable public places. Individuals, 18 or older, are encouraged to join a CONNECT group that best fits their current vocation or age demographic. Some groups are child friendly and other groups are adults only. Your CONNECT group will be hosted by trained leaders who desire to see everyone in their group grow together in community. An ideal CONNECT group would grow by invitation of group members. Eventually the group will expand and potentially split to continue growing in community and providing more opportunities for people to participate in CONNECT. Once our leadership training period is completed we will be forming groups for everyone who would like to participate in the Connect experience. Check out this recent bulletin article about Connect Groups.
Get on the waiting list, now! Submit your name on our waiting list and as we get closer to our launch we will reach out to you with further details!
- CONNECT Teens
CONNECT Teens is a space where high school teenagers group together on a regular basis near a local restaurant, coffee shop or host home centrally located to their High Schools. Groups focus on prayer, accountability, supporting each other in their faith walk, sharing their journey and growing their groups by inviting friends at their school. Each CONNECT Teen group has a goal of being hosted by a peer with the mentorship of one of our trained volunteer adults. CONNECT Teens will be starting in 2017. Information on registering for CONNECT Teens will come out in early 2017
- CONNECT Training for Group Leaders
Initial and ongoing training will be offered to CONNECT group leaders to assist them in their role as developers of discipleship, facilitate their management of group dynamics, enhance their awareness of God-given strengths and talents within members of the group, and offer guidance aimed at keeping each of our CONNECT groups aligned to our Parish’s mission and vision.
- CONNECT Leadership Team
We are in the process of forming a Leadership team to guide each of our CONNECT groups with an array of stimulating topics for discussion from which to choose. The Leadership Team will assist in formation of potential leaders and provide ongoing formation for all of our group leaders. They will assist potential members in finding suitable groups. And it will be role of the Leadership Team to guide groups as they grow in number and need to subdivide into smaller groups to allow that more and more parishioners have the opportunity for growth within this experience of Christian community.