Launching Invite Welcome Connect During a Pandemic

Looking for the basics to launch Invite Welcome Connect in your parish during this time of re-imagining church?  Gather your team of clergy and lay leaders together and unpack each of the three essentials using the resources below. 

Invite Welcome Connect | The Book

Guided by the gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” the ministry of Invite Welcome Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Invite Welcome Connect’s founder, Mary Parmer, shares the deep truths of this ministry as well as practical steps to assess your faith community and begin implementation. This resource also features stories of transformation from more than two dozen lay and clergy leaders. Foreword by Michael B. Curry.

Ideas & Resources for Inviting, Welcoming and Connecting During a Pandemic

Below are ideas and resources collected from our Digital Gathering in June and Digital Roundtable in July. We continue to update these lists so check back often! 



Ideas & Resources




Ideas & Resources




Ideas & Resources

Digital Gathering 2020

Over 1,500+ clergy and lay leaders from around the world tuned in for our 1st Invite Welcome Connect Digital Gathering, a time of reimagining and redefining how we engage in ministry and live into a new Way of Love.

The video below captures our time together and is chock full of creative ideas, resources, and best practices from seasoned clergy and lay leaders.

Conversations with Clergy

Seasoned Invite Welcome Connect practitioners share ideas and resources on Being Church during COVID-19.  Check back often as we'll be adding these frequently. 

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