Live out Jesus’ great commission to “Go and make disciples” through practices in relational evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. A diocesan-wide training opportunity for Invite Welcome Connect will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and be trained in this transformative ministry method created and presented by Mary Parmer, Director of Invite Welcome Connect, Beecken Center of the School of Theology in Sewanee, TN.
Mary Parmer brought her gifts, enthusiasm, wisdom, and Invite Welcome Connect into the life of St. David’s Church and School at an ideal time. We were having new people come through our doors every Sunday, which we were very excited about, but we did not have a clear pathway through which to truly welcome and engage them in the life of the congregation. Mary was able to help our leadership hold a mirror up to our current way of hospitality and incorporation of people into ministries so that we could see more clearly and honestly. She was able to facilitate our ability to name and celebrate the things we were doing well and what we had to offer as the church, but also name the “growing edges” we needed to address and improve in order to become a “stickier” place and people through which to encounter the life- saving love and hope of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Lisa Mason, St. David’s Episcopal Church & School, San Antonio, Texas The Rev. Lisa Mason, St. David's Episcopal Church & School, San Antonio, Texas
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