This January, the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) will be launching an exciting new initiative that will (we hope!) provide a faith and social experience that is uniquely tailored to your individual needs and interests! This promising venture will see the formation of several small groups built around a shared interest. The goal of these groups is to form young adult community, provide opportunities for people to grow in faith, and serve as the foundation for the greater young adult community within our Archdiocese. Please note that these groups can be formed anywhere, and it is our hope that they would not all be in one central location.
To make this dream a reality, we need a number of volunteers (both young adults willing to lead, as well as those interested in mentoring young adults) who would be willing to work with a partner to host a small group for a period of 8-10 weeks. Leading these small groups will be simple; OYYAM will assist with resources and supplies, as well as provide some basic training on how to run an effective small group.
Do you feel called to grow in your faith, make some friends, go on some new adventures, and serve in this way?
Email oyyamarchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca and we'll send you an application form!
**Registration to sign up for small groups as a participant will begin in January, with the first meeting of small groups happening at the start of February.
See below for some possible small groups, but remember that the sky's the limit!
For this small group, the leaders have decided to make it a women's only group. It would include a time of exercise (a workout video, perhaps) and some reflection on the stories of Ruth, Sarah, Miriam, and many other strong women from scripture.
This small group is a mens group that meets for an hour of Adoration, followed by food and drinks at a local pub. Discussion could range from how God has been moving in their lives, discerning a vocation, or how the Riders are doing.
This group would focus on serving and supporting local justice and service initiatives, such as local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, partaking in sharing circles, etc. OYYAM could provide assistance in facilitating these outreach opportunities.
This is a small group that could happen online. It would be a gathering of young mothers, who would meet to pray for each other and for their families. The virtual gathering would always begin with a time of socializing and catching up.
This would be a group for those who aren't afraid to get a little cold.The group would meet at a pre-determined location (perhaps an established trail), and simply go for a walk and get some fresh air. They would end their time together by grabbing a hot chocolate at Tims, and partake in a guided faith sharing.
These are but a few examples of what a small group could look like. When planning your own small group, please remember to consider three things:
Running a small group in a smaller centre may present some unforeseen challenges. We get it. Let us know if you run into any roadblocks, and we would be more than happy to help in whatever way we can.
Learn about hosting a small group HERE
Learn about joining a small group HERE
Page URL: http://archregina.sk.ca/youth-ministry/young-adult-small-groups