It’s the time of year when plenty of people think of finding a new church. Is your church ready for an influx of guests? We’ve collected a few ideas to help you provide a helpful welcome and introduction to your church and community this fall.
Have a guidebook available for newcomers, or a group study
Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices is a perfect resource for newcomers, while also providing long-time members a deeper understanding of their faith. This award-winning book offers “the most comprehensive, and comprehensible, guide to Episcopal faith and practice available.”
Restock your pamphlets to help guests and members learn more
From Welcome to the Episcopal Church to Ten Ways to Pray, our pamphlets provide concise and accessible answers and explanations to many common visitor questions. Topics like evangelism, prayer, and the sacraments also provide existing members with resources to grow in their faith.
Find over 65 pamphlets and review our latest online pamphlet catalog here.
*All pamphlets come in packs of 10 for $5 each
View our pamphlet catalog.
Churches that focus on scripture engagement grow, and so do their members
Based on research from RenewalWorks, we know that scripture engagement is one of the four main catalysts for spiritual growth in churches, and the individuals in them.
Take on The Bible Challenge and read the entire Bible in a year; or start with a smaller challenge. Study all the women of the Bible, and coming this October, the Angels of the Bible.
See the narrative of the Bible in a new light by exploring The Path, an excerpted and condensed journey from Genesis through Revelation.
Plan on taking part in the third year of The Good Book Club. We’ll be reading the Gospel of John during Epiphany 2020.
Flexible formation for all generations in mind
Thanks to a generous grant, our Living Discipleship series of formation resources is available for FREE! Available in English and Spanish, we crafted Celebrating the Saints, Exploring the Bible, and Practicing Our Faith, to serve as one-stop formation resources for all-ages.
Each curriculum is free to download and includes all facilitator and participant materials, with variations and options for adapting for adults, youth, and children. Find out more.