God's Quad: Small Faith Communities on Campus and Beyond
By: Kevin Ahern and Christopher Derige Malano
Contributors from five continents offer case studies of best practices and practical tools for creating and maintaining Christian communities for young adults, both within and beyond academic settings. Reports from groups in East Africa, Europe, and India complement U.S. case studies including the Christian Life Community Program at Boston College, Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador program, and Leadership Labs at the University of Hawai‘i. With an extensive list of additional resources, including a Small Groups Field Guide from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, God’s Quad offers students, youth ministers, and campus organizers insights and inspiration in equal measure.
Kevin Ahern, a past-president of the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS-Pax Romana), is an assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, where he directs the Peace Studies Program. He is author of Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations Serving the Global Common Good (Orbis 2015) and editor of Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church.
Christopher Derige Malano worked with national leaders of the university apostolate in over 30 countries as the secretary general of the International Movement of Catholic Students-Pax Romana. He is currently the pastoral administrator of the Newman Center at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa.