Books Lay Out Guiding Principles for Small Groups in Parishes

by Sean Gallagher. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 2013.


This article highlights statistics on Catholics who have left their faith and provides reactions from parish leaders on using small groups as a possibility for deepening the faith of parishioners.


insight on the benefits of small groups

Recommended Audience

Catholic clergy and lay leader



Practical Applications

  • Consider the benefits of forming small groups to provide discipleship opportunities.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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