Invite, Welcome, Connect Workshop
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$30 – $50
Invite, Welcome, Connect for Small Parishes
We are delighted to present a special Invite, Welcome, Connect workshop with presenter Mary MacGregor on Saturday, September 17, at Church of the Resurrection, Loudon, beginning at 10:00 am.
The Invite, Welcome, Connect offering is guided by the gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” The ministry of Invite, Welcome, Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Invite, Welcome, Connect shares the deep truths of this ministry as well as practical steps to assess your faith community and begin implementation. Resources feature stories of transformation from more than two dozen lay and clergy leaders.
This workshop is designed for parishes and worshipping communities whose average Sunday attendance is roughly between 25-80 (give or take some). Parishes will receive an invitation letter in the mail with details about the workshop and scholarship information.
If your parish falls within this “small parish” category, please consider saving this date and bringing 1-4 lay or clergy members from your parish.
There are two group rates for registration: $30 for groups of 2-3, and $50 of groups of 4-5. You may register as a parish and determine who you would like to send closer to the workshop weekend. Should you run into any issues registering for the workshop, please email Bro. Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send him names of attendees.
Scholarship for Coaching
The Invite, Welcome, Connect program is designed to continue beyond the weekend workshop. There are coaching packages available to parishes and worshipping communities through Invite, Welcome, Connect (click here to see coaching options). For those parishes that wish to continue the Invite, Welcome, Connect program with coaching, we have a limited number of scholarships available. The first 12 parishes that present vestry minutes with an affirmative vote by their vestry to engage in the Invite, Welcome, Connect coaching will receive a $600 scholarship to help offset the cost of coaching. Please submit a copy of minutes to Bro. Andrew at email@example.com. You may submit your minutes before, during, or after the workshop.