Choose a patron saint for your group and allow that saint to develop the personality, activities, and spirituality of your group. You can do this by invoking the saint often [...]
Make time at the end of each meeting to close in prayer and invite members to share their intentions. After an intention the person can say “we pray to the [...]
Understand diocesan and parish Safe Environment & Liability requirements and best practices. (#0016)Eric Gallagher2019-04-15T16:38:06-05:00
In order to serve most freely we must understand the boundaries in place that are there to protect and guide us and the young people involved. Every parish and/or diocese [...]
Inviting parents into your thoughts and planning for your group is a great way to engage them in considering what their child needs in regard to formation. Being transparent will [...]
It is very important to remember that your role as a small group leaders is primarily about assisting the parents in their role. No matter where you are at in [...]
Set up a group text message (for youth, include the parents) and send a simple inspiration each day to the group. Consider having a member of the group take it [...]
Pick a special place that you meet at only when it is the birthday week of someone in your group. (#0024)Eric Gallagher2019-04-14T13:24:41-05:00
Draw names and have each member be responsible for the “celebration” of a person’s birthday. (#0023)Eric Gallagher2019-04-14T12:11:32-05:00
Determine what you will do every time a member of your group has a birthday. See ideas for Birthday Traditions.
Begin each meeting by having everyone share something that they’ve recently noticed in their life as a blessing from God as well as something that is more of challenge.