Training and Conferences

Contact Diane Kledzik at for parish SCC training in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

North American Forum for Small Christian
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Free Small Community Leader Training Webinar from RENEW International using the resource Sowing Seeds

National Joint Convocation on Small Christian Communities – August 2007

The North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC), Small Christian Community Connection (formerly Buena Vista), National Alliance of Parishes Restructuring into Communities (NAPRC), Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs came together to sponsor the National Joint Convocation on Small Christian Communities from August 9-12, 2007, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

About 275 people from 25 states and 13 countries spent four days exploring ways to promote Small Christian Communities within the church and to help them have a broader impact. This was the fifth meeting of this sort since 1990, with all major addresses, prayer experiences, workshops and discussions delivered bilingually, with simultaneous translation or individually to English-speaking and Spanish-speaking groups.

The convocation utilized a process of practical theological reflection aimed at building church within its cultural diversity through Small Christian Communities. The final stage of the process involved identifying possible personal and communal strategies and tactics to promote SCCs for the sake of our church and world.

On November 27-29, 2007, up to five representatives from each of the SCC organizations gathered at St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, MN to discuss and set direction for SCCs in North America and throughout the world, based upon the participants’ data from the process questions and evaluations of the SCC Convocation.  Included here is the final report.

Final Report and Action Plan
Reporte Final y Plan de Acción

2007 National Joint Convocation on Small Christian Communities – Order Form for three DVDs

2010 NAPRC Conference in Brandon, FL

“Put Out into Deep Water: Growing the Gospel, Transforming the Parish:” Report on the 22-24 July, 2010 National Alliance for Parishes Restructuring Into Community (NAPRC) Annual Conference by Caroline Adams, Xavier Thelakatt and Belza Elia Ramos
Photo Collage of 2010 NAPRC Conference at Nativity Parish