Invite * Welcome * Connect

Invite * Welcome * Connect

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“Invite Welcome Connect is something we as Episcopalians can do. It’s a way of evangelism that reflects who we are, that doesn’t have us trying to be somebody we aren’t, but actually calls us to be exactly who we are in Jesus Christ, and to invite, welcome, and connect others to that life-giving reality.”  The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and 27th Primate of The Episcopal Church.

  • Invite: Invitation is not only about inviting people into a relationship with you and others in your congregation, but rather it is about inviting them into a relationship with God through Jesus.
  • Welcome: Welcoming the stranger is welcoming Jesus.  Jesus paid attention to what was going on around him and especially to those people he encountered on a daily basis.  He modeled for us a new way of seeing the other – the way of love, compassion, and forgiveness.
  • Connect: Connection is giving meaning to membership and discovering the gifts of the people. Connection helps the newcomer answer these questions: Where do I fit in? Can I make friends in this church? Is there room for me relationally? Does this church need me? Can I find a place to belong and serve? Am I safe here?

 

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