Small Christian Community [SCC] Back
The Small Christian Community was founded to share prayer, faith, spirituality, and give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ as we strengthen our communities and people bonds throughout the world helping each other to connect life and faith as we share what is happening globally in our SCCs; thereby, enabling others to experience the loving presence of the Risen Lord.
The Small Christian Community came into existence in Mangalore recently in the year 1987.
Five elements of the Small Christian Communities (SCC):
Prayer, Learning, Service or Mission, Faith Sharing, Support
A Journey of Faith
A SCC is a group of people who come together in the most basic and personal unit of the parish. The community gathers in the available homes of its members, who discuss their lives in the light of the gospel and share their Christian faith through prayer and conversation. Within such gatherings there naturally arises a connection of acceptance and support through which the members learn, in a personal manner, the meaning of being Church.
A Journey from Our Past
The early Christians met in homes to share the Gospel and “the breaking of the bread.” They were inclusive communities whose members, after the example of Christ, shared their resources and reached out to others in service. They were people of faith who welcomed others seeking to find a spiritual home.
As these Communities grew in acceptance and in the number of believers, larger gatherings became the norm. The Church as we know it today emerged from these early home-based communities.
Working within the contemporary relationship of parish, diocese, and universal Church, the Small Christian Community enables its members to participate in the Christian Faith Community in the very manner which the earliest Christians experienced; on a personal level.
A Journey of the Present
Small Christian Communities today are widely recognized as significant expressions of Christian life emerging in a variety of cultures and contexts throughout the world. This image is expressed most concretely as the communities come together in service of others, care and concern for one another, and in the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist.
Your Own Journey Of Faith
You don’t have to be a church leader, serve on numerous committees, have a degree in theology or have a large home designed for entertainment to join a Small Christian Community. Being on a faith journey—or even beginning a faith journey—is enough. The most valuable resource you can bring to a community, which no one else can bring is yourself, with your own unique wisdom and experiences.
A Small Christian Community can encourage and enable you to ground your life in the Christian story and to integrate faith with your everyday life.
Office Bearers –
President – Mr Gerald Concessao
Secretary – Mrs Lizzy Fernandes
Meeting – 1st Monday Of Every Month At 6 PM