You know that connecting people to a group–a place to belong, a place that actually notices when you’re missing–is vitally important to the life of a Christian disciple.
Yet even though we know this, the reality of becoming a parish of small groups seems had to imagine. Just on the logistical and organizational levels alone.
For a dose of encouragement, check out some of the webpages from St. Anthony of Padua down in The Woodlands, TX that show how a parish can use technology to ease the logistical and organizational burdens of growing a network of groups:
- Community Groups Landing Page with a short video trailer, longer message, and more
- Recruiting and inviting group hosts
- Custom search to find the right group options for you [seriously, I think this is my favorite part of the whole set-up]
So, time to share…how do you conquer the logistical challenges of boosting small/community group participation in your parish?