Be invitational

How can we encourage an invitational culture in our parishes?

  • How many people 'try out' your church each year?
  • Do they feel welcome?
  • Do they come back?

What would happen if 10%, 25% or even 50% of your visitors became regular members of your congregation?



Have you considered using the Soul Food cards at Baptism, Weddings and Funeral services?  Soul Food cards are small cards to place in pews during life event services.  A guest can collect the card and sign up to receive bite-sized thoughts sent straight to mobile phones e mail addresses relevant to the service they have attended. 


Season of Invitation

The season of invitation initiative including ‘Back to Church Sunday’ provides a means of cultivating an invitational culture in your church and also helps to shape your services with visitors in mind. Making changes for one special service may beg the question why don’t we do that all the time? For local information contact Rich Henderson. | Webpage

A ministry of welcome is communicated by everyone and one way of improving this is to use or adapt the course ‘everybody welcome’. | Weblink

This can help to

  • make your church more visible,
  • make the premises more inviting,
  • consider the accessibility of the services,
  • beware of different age ranges
  • provide tips for welcome and encouraging belonging
  • offers training for a welcome team and sidesperson

Read ‘mystery worshipper’ reports to help you see your church through the eyes of a visitor! | Webpage