Invite Welcome Connect is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone.
Invite Welcome Connect enables deeper journeys of Christian discipleship and places the Spirit of Christ at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News. Invite Welcome Connect has circulated throughout the Episcopal Church and, to date, has been implemented in 43 dioceses, at three Episcopal seminaries, and in three universities.
Designed to accommodate congregations of all sizes, the ministry of Invite Welcome Connect crosses all social, economic boundaries, and explores the ways creativity and relational ministry go hand in hand in effecting culture change. The assessment tools, surveys, checklists, and ministry materials are designed to be adapted based on the interests and needs of a particular locale.
In speaking of her work, Mary Parmer writes, “We need to be agents of imagination in our communities and empower people to take risks, trying new things for the sake of the gospel.”
To explore Invite Welcome Connect further and to download The Checklist – Ideas and Resources booklet and to take an inventory of your church’s ministry of hospitality and incorporation, and to find a wealth of resources for each area of Invite Welcome Connect go to their website at: http://www.invitewelcomeconnect.com/
Invite Welcome Connect Offers Consultant Coaches
The Invite Welcome Connect ministry has a variety of entry points and ways to embody the ministry. We have trained a group of Coach Consultants to assist you in a variety of ways from assisting in running planning and strategy meetings to phone check-ins and encouragement. Consultant Coaches have a wealth of knowledge of resources and support for congregations in turning obstacles into opportunities.
Contact the Congregational Support office to engage a Consultant Coach to empower your congregation into jump starting a new cycle of growth and vitality. Contracts vary from $250 to $500 to assist you in building an Invite Welcome Connect ministry in your congregation.