Manual 2, Leaven in the World,
is composed of an initial journey, two cycles of community meetings, a formation workshop, a retreat, and eight support documents. An important element is the community journal, in the style of the Acts of the Apostles, that the jóvenes
use to document their experiences as the young church of today.
Leaven in the World is geared to jóvenes eighteen years or older who have a faith commitment and a minimum of two years’ experience as members of a small community. The manual helps them make their community life more meaningful, take responsibility for their community’s maturation, and prepare themselves to create new small communities. The jóvenes are given the necessary elements for analyzing their community life through formation-in-action, personal and community prayer, and scripture study, especially the Acts of the Apostles. They thus discover how to integrate what they learn into their daily life as a community called to be leaven in the world.