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Ask yourself: Why are you interested in growing your parish? What is God doing in the life of your congregation that’s worth sharing? Why would a newcomer want to return to your church? 

These are the kinds of questions we will wrestle with in this upcoming Diocesan workshop. 

This June, join Bishop Lynne in an introductory workshop focused on concrete ways of inviting and greeting new people who visit your congregation. Co-facilitated with Andrew Stephens-Rennie, this workshop will focus on the purpose and work of a congregation, providing  several practical steps your community can take–as soon as you get off the call! 

Participants from congregations of all sizes and shapes will walk away with new ideas and an opportunity to reconvene in the fall to discuss your experiences, what you learned, and to take next steps beyond welcoming. In the fall we will look more closely at ways of orienting and incorporating new members into congregational life. 

Where possible, congregations should try to send teams of two or more.

This will help your congregation to build a common language and practice, and to work through ways that your learnings can be applied in your own context. 

Note: If you are looking for the Monday workshop from 10.00am-11.30am PT, please click here.

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