Small Christian communities (SCCs) have proven themselves to be more than just a passing fad in North Amercia. The SCC phenomenon continues to grow as more and more parishes and dioceses attempt to promote this new way of being the church on the local level. SCCs are an effective means for enhancing community, discipleship, and ministry in the traditional parish setting. This book examines the pastoral and theological implications of a variety of North American SCC progams. It analyzess the contribution they are making to a renewed theology and practice of parish life.