Welcoming & Evangelism

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Webinar: How To Be Church Beyond the Building

For many congregations, it can feel like the building is either the default center of the mission or has eclipsed any sense of mission. How can faith communities embrace or expand beyond the brick and mortar to find what the Holy Spirit is calling them to do?

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Welcoming Visitors at the Holidays and Year Round

Christmas worship services are full of first-time guests and those who might tentatively stay awhile. There may not be a lot of time at these services to get to know someone new, but there is ample opportunity to set the stage for further conversations

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Learning To Share Our Faith Stories

The Episcopal Church’s Evangelism Charter asks faithful Christians to demonstrate where God is working in their lives. How do we encourage people to share the stories of their faith journeys? Here’s a process to engage adults in these conversations.

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Church Visitor Welcome Bags for Children

Developing welcome bags and strategies show that the congregation is delighted that all members of a visiting family have attended. Our pastor often says in his welcome to visitors “We’ve been expecting you” – and with these actions, we show that we have been preparing that welcome.

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