They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.”(Acts 2:42)
Recently in the course of the year, 2015, the Nairobi Metropolitan dioceses published guidelines to Small Christian Communities (SCC’s). these communities are a model of evangelization, a prophetic way of being a church through prayer, listening to God’s word, sharing it and seeking how to put it into practice, so as to witness to the Gospel of Christ. The guidelines are meant to promote the work of SCCs within the Ecclesiastical Province of Nairobi and beyond. This is a timely response to various opportunities and challenges encountered by SCCs, on the occasion of 50 years anniversary of the Vatican Council Documents.
God’s plan of salvation has always been to enter into communion with His people. In the Old Testament, it was with his people Israel and in the early New Testament, Christian communities, where Christ became the Centre of the community of faith.
Drawing from various sentiments, reflections and lived experiences of the universal Church, in 1976 the Bishops of AMECEA region strongly expressed their belief and conviction that individual lives of the faithful could only be changed and influenced by the SCCS, following the model of the early Church.