As St. Barnabas begins 2018, we are excited to start growth groups again, and we want to invite you to be a part of them! Growth groups are a unique opportunity to study a subject more intensely and to grow in your faith in a small-group setting with others in our church family. We saw more of us come to growth groups during Above and Beyond, and got a lot of positive feedback, and we want you to help us to grow this part of our church life.
Starting in January, we will study evangelism as we read and discuss together Honest Evangelism by Rico Tice. Now, sharing our faith can make us feel uncomfortable, inadequate, or offensive, but this short book answers the what, why and how in a way that you can appreciate and use. It’s an excellent book by someone with great wisdom and experience, and it has a lot for us.
Here is what you need to know about how to join a growth group for this study:
• There will be groups meeting after Mass on Sundays, after Mass on Wednesdays. You
may join the group that works best for you.
• Studies will start the week of January 14 (this Sunday!).
• Sign-up sheets are in the church, on the tables as you leave the sanctuary. You may also sign up to order a book on the same sheets, or may buy it from Amazon, either paper or digital. The first week please come even if you have yet to get a book - we can acquire one for you!
We really hope that you can be a part of a growth group, where deep growth and real connection happen!