Queen of Peace, a Catholic commnunity called to share the good news of Jesus Christ while loving God, loving others and making disciples.
What do disciples look like?
Historically, disciples were people who would follow a specific teacher, learn from him, imitate him and spend their time with him. The best disciples would even begin to walk with the same gait as their teachers and be covered in the dust from their teachers sandals because they followed so closely to him. Today, we refer to ourselves as Disciples of Christ when our interactions with Christ are modeled after those first disciples. Disciples understand the love that Christ has for them, they know that he has things that he wants to share with them and teach them, and they take steps to order their lives in a way that allows Christ to effect how they live.
Why should I care about discipleship?
Jesus has a deep desire to be known by us and we are invited to respond to his invitation into relationship. As Christians this is why we were created, to know, love and serve God in this life, so that we can live with him for eternity in the next. We are also called to share this with those around us. Christ gave us the mission to “Go and make disciples!” This was not just a command for the clergy, religious orders, or parish staff, but for all Christians! And so this mission belongs to all of us!
How can I make disciples?
At Queen of Peace we are working to build a culture of discipleship. This means that we want it to be normal for every member of our parish community to be connect to something that not only allows them the time and space to grow as disciples themselves, but to inspire and equip you to understand how God wants YOU to go and make disciples. The best place to start, if you are ready to take Christ’s mission seriously in your life, is to become part of one of our discipleship groups, and if God brings a friend to mind who you think is ready to pursue their relationship with Christ more, invite them to join with you. As disciples we walk together with Christ! Below is a list of Discipleship groups that meet regularly at Queen of Peace. Please note that due to changing Covid19 regulations these groups may not be meeting consistantly, so please contact Rebekah Swasnons to find out the most current information.
Men's Group- for men of all ages and in any state of life meets every Wednesday at 8pm. This group is focused on working together to grow in relationship with God and uses book and video series as tools for doing so.
Women's Group- For women of all ages and in every state in life. Typicaly meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm in the Family Room to study the word of God and apply it to their lives.
Morning Mom's Group-for moms of all ages and in any state of life. This group meets 2 Wednesdays of each month in the Parish Family room from 9:30-11:30am. Child Care is provided so these moms can pray a rosary together and dive into a book, followed by good conversation.
Couples Club- This group is for couples who have just started dating, those who have been married most of their lives and everyone in between. Each month the Couples Club offers a fun and out of the ordinary date night. Please watch the bulletin for flyers and announcements about these events.
ADULT FORMATION AT HOME, RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Queen of Peace Parish has purchaced a subscription to www.formed.org which will allow you to access curriculum, programs, videos, audio and books that will help to strenghten your faith from within your home, by yourself or with a few other friends.
If you would like to get connected to one of our adult discipelship groups please contact Rebekah Swanson at the parish office or by emailing [email protected]
FAITH FORMATION AT HOME, RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Queen of Peace Parish has purchaced a subscription to www.formed.org which will allow you to access curriculum, programs, videos, audio and books that will help to strenghten your whole family's faith.
High School Discipleship Groups- these are groups of students who are committed to living their relationship with Christ and building friendships with one another. They meet each week to study a piece of our Catholic Faith and discuss how it applies to their everyday lives.
Middle School Discipleship Groups- are groups of young people who want to walk along side others while they learn their faith and grow toward Christ. They spend time together learning, discussing, praying and having fun.
Grade School Foundation Groups.
These are groups for children who would like to spend time learning many of the basics of the Bible and the Catholic Faith outside of school hours in a group setting. To help us promote the ideal of parents being the primary educator of their children, parents will be asked to contribute their time in these groups by helping in the classroom at least once a month. .
If you would like more information about being a part of our Youth Discipleship and Foundation groups please contact Rebekah Swanson at the parish office or by emailing [email protected]