Evangelization Small Groups

Small Groups are groups of 8 to 12 people who meet weekly in member’s homes throughout Lake Country during Fall and Lent for an hour and a half to discuss scripture readings and faith teachings. The small groups movement is less of a program and more of a community. Small Groups members are driven by the desire to discuss religious teachings, to learn about their faith, and to show their love of Christ. They are encouraged to meet with other members and with group leaders outside of meeting times to discuss spiritual lives and hold each other accountable. It is in this manner that the world is evangelized! Not through corporations, programs, or governments, but through movements where people engage with each other and come to see Christ! Groups are offered for men, women, and couples at various times.  

If you wish to join a Small Group or have further questions, please contact Maria Notch.

FAQs

  • Am I able to change groups if my schedule or availability change?
    • Our desire is to match you with a group that will meet your needs, so we will do our best to find a group that meets your preferences and availability.  Please contact Maria Notch at 262-367-0800 Ext. 220 if you need to find another Small Group.

  • Do I need to bring anything to my Small Group?
    • You do not need to bring anything to Small Group, but if you own a Bible, you can bring that. Others utilize the use of a Bible app on their smart phone to follow along with the readings.

  • Do I have to be Catholic to join a St. Charles Small Group?
    • One does not need to be Catholic to join a Small Group. We hope that all members come with a desire to learn and grow together in faith in Jesus Christ and understand that all St. Charles Small Groups hold to all the tenets of the Catholic Faith.

  • How do I join a group?
    • There are two ways:  prior to the Fall and Lent Small Group seasons, we offer an interest sign up that is promoted through the parish bulletin, website, and Mass announcements. Interested people are matched to groups with openings based on their schedule and availability. You may also contact Maria Notch at 262-367-0800 ext. 220 at any time to inquire about joining a group. Small Groups are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • How long is my commitment to a Small Group?
    • Small Groups typically meet twice a year for 6-8 weeks. Some groups, however, choose to meet year-round. Traditional Small Groups meet during the Fall and Lenten Seasons.

  • How does a Small Group compare to a Bible Study?
    • Small Groups go beyond just studying scripture. Members share life and faith, reflect on Sunday Scripture, and pray for and with one another. Small Groups are the place you connect with other growing disciples.

  • What does a typical Small Group gathering look like?
    • Small Groups generally meet regularly at homes throughout the Lake Country area and last for an hour and a half. They include time for fellowship, prayer, and reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture. Together they dig into a deeper understanding of the Lord and seek to apply it to their own lives. Throughout COVID, there are also Small Groups who meet virtually over Zoom or another platform.

  • Adult Small Groups
    (262) 367-0800 ext. 220