Small Group Testimonials
My Small Group Experience...
My Husband Jeff Keeling and I facilitate a small group for couples at our home. Over five or six years we have been blessed to share regular time with individuals and couples of varying ages and backgrounds that we may never have gotten to know without this ministry. Each of them has had a lasting impact on our own faith journey and prayer life.
Sometimes the ember of faith we were given at our Baptism burns slowly over many years without much noticeable change. Fueled with the Holy Spirit, and stirred by the Small Group experience, faith
can burn like a purifying wild fire that affects every aspect of life. Being involved in this ministry has added a new dimension to our marriage, and provides endless fuel to the flame of our own faith.
In the Book of Revelation, St. John reveals a warning from our Lord God; “because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” [Not a pretty picture] This image reminds me of why we are involved in Small Groups at Christ King, where strangers have become friends, as together we pray and explore the richness of our beautiful Catholic faith.
Like the small flickering flame on our Baptism candle, we have each been given all that is necessary, the seed of faith. Being involved in Small Groups can fan into flames this precious gift.
Mary Eileen Geary
“I facilitate a Small Group of enthusiastic young adults on Monday nights. Some are new to Milwaukee, some are new to the parish, and a couple of us attended grade school at Christ King. We encourage each other to not only make time for God in our daily lives, but to make Him the center of our lives. We provide support for each other through successes, struggles, and life changes.
So far, we have enjoyed discussing the Sunday scripture readings and what they mean in our lives today. We try to pick out one theme in particular that Jesus calls us to live out in the coming week. In the New Year, we will start a DVD series called “Unlocking the Bible” which is a bible timeline study. It will give us the framework to put the weekly readings into perspective.
My small group has been such a blessing in my spiritual life. They challenge me to pray more, stress less, and live courageously as a disciple of God. I enjoy seeing group members at Mass, parish events, and out in Wauwatosa. I hope the Holy Spirit inspires YOU to sign up for a Small Group, wherever you are on your faith journey!“