Comparing different models used by different congregations is great for jump starting your thinking about implementing and growing small groups within a parish! Finally, I have an example of a Catholic parish (since, yes, I know most of the examples and literature in this area in the U.S. is from outside the Catholic ministerial world)…
Here’s what groups at Church of the Nativity are like:
How big? No larger than 12 members.
How long? Meet weekly September through May, with a break for Christmas.
Commitment? Yes. Sign up is required. Dropping in (and out) is discouraged.
Find out more about their materials and discipleship plan here.
Interested? Check out more small group planning posts here.