"Unless the Lord Build the House..." Psalm 127:1
Over 60 questions and answers on building Small Christian Communities. This is practical and detailed teaching
concerning all aspects of community.
Building Small Christian Communities (Team Manual)
12 Seminars designed to lead participants into joining or forming a Small Christian Community. The format
of these seminars is similar to a Life in the Spirit seminar. These seminars are also available as
The group meets two Fridays per month for Liturgy of the Hours, other prayer, and teaching. The first Saturday and fourth Sunday they enjoy fellowship. Additionally, each household takes a turn or collaborates in hosting dinner on Tuesdays, after which, some member attend evening Mass.
Acts 2:42 HBC grew out of a financial sharing group at Our Lady of Presentation Church (1980) even before PM existed. Membership has varied through the years, but three people remain in the HBC who were present at its foundation. Surprisingly, we were not quick to covenant in those early years when the first HBCs were forming in PM. A delay of one or two years occurred due to an inexplicable hesitancy to “sign on the dotted line” (i.e.sign a covenant).
One of our former members grew up in Acts 2:42 from early childhood and highlights some fond memories: “Acts 2:42 has had many adventures together. We have camped out several times, seen hot-air balloons, traveled to Dayton, Ohio [to view a Vatican Art display], hiked across Cincinnati’s bridges that span the Ohio River, flown kites together, and annually taken time during Lent or Easter to watch ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ in its entirety (6 hours). Additionally, we love playing games together, dominoes and cards among others.” Involvement in the HBC has been a tremendous blessing to her. “Acts 2:42 is like family to me, and the adults are not only terrific role models, but also lots of fun to be with. Through community I have been able to stay on the right path, and I thank God for giving me such wonderful people to share my faith with!” [This member has since married and moved away to start a "holy family" in the Lord.]