BIG FAITH IN SMALL GROUPS
Each year brings new and exciting challenges to campus ministry. While this year is no different, we are being stretched further than ever before. Following the guidelines of the university, diocese, and State in their response to COVID-19 has forced us to look intentionally at campus ministry and how we can best serve the students of BGSU and beyond; both in person and virtually. The student leadership has met this challenge head on and are excited to announce small group ministry opportunities!
In order for these small groups to find success, the students have been empowered to put their own spin on the topics. They certainly took this to heart and have come up with some incredible groups! Lisa is delving into the Jewish Roots of Catholicism which will piggyback on Christian’s study of the Saints and the Scripture.
Shannon and Julius took their love for espresso and created “Christ’s Coffee Shop” where the focus is on growing through intentional conversation. Deanna, inspired by her love of crafts, is going to use art as a creative outlet for connecting to God. We are also in the process of developing a virtual small group led by Kathleen in order to connect with the students who chose to spend this semester at home.
These new groups are our way of still having Catholic Falcon Nights in a COVID-friendly way. We are also blessed to be able to continue to partner with Arise Women’s Prayer Group which was started in collaboration with St. Tom’s students a few years ago. Maccabees Men’s Group is also returning to help men find the virtue in true manhood.
Alicia Schmiesing, Campus Minister
"The student leadership has met this challenge head on and are excited to announce small group ministry opportunities!"