Essentials for Small Community Leaders
Sowing Seeds: Essentials for Small Christian Leaders offers a comprehensive collection of pastoral insights and practical suggestions to help small community leaders guide their groups in a way that nourishes spiritual growth. Culled from RENEW International’s three decades of experience in pioneering and promoting small Christian communities, this book overflows with simple but effective ideas and strategies that will enhance the way these groups reflect on and respond to the gospel.
If Sowing Seeds did no more than recommend how we as 21st century Christians might learn to listen to one another more effectively with vulnerability, acceptance, expectancy, and constancy, it would be well-worth the read, but this is only one contribution Sowing Seeds provides ... The experiential knowledge contained in this guidebook is but so many seeds the authors sow in the waiting soil of leaders’ hearts. I am confident that leaders and potential leaders of small Christian communities will find in this resource book the confidence, reassurance, skill, and inspiration they seek to serve their small community and the Church lovingly, wisely, and well.
—Catherine T. Nerney, SSJ, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology and Spirituality
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
President, National Association Small Christian Communities Connection
New and experienced leaders, members of parish core communities, and pastoral staff s will find Sowing Seeds not only an inspirational guide, but also a practical reference they will read again and again. It overflows with tips and techniques for facilitating and leading small Christian communities. Thank you, RENEW, for distilling your years of experience
into an excellent resource.
—Mary Ann Jeselson
Co-editor of Great Ideas from Great Parishes: A Parish Handbook and
The People’s Prayerbook: Personal and Group Prayers
Great companion book for small group facilitators
A handy book whether you are just starting to gather a faith group, or have experience and are looking for some hints and tips - keeping folks on topic, helping the group listen more deeply to one another . . . worth every penny!