This initiative is designed to equip and encourage lay people to invite people to church for specific Sunday services each year. The program includes invitation postcards and posters, usually customized by each diocese. Training videos are available on the Season of Invitation website. Can be done in conjunction with the Spirit of Invitation six-week program.
Various, including Toronto, New Westminster and Nova Scotia/PEI
Basic orientation (eg. organization development, catechetical, or missional)
Primarily designed to be implemented by (eg lay or ordained; diocesan staff)
Clergy with support from lay leaders
Varies depending on the number of “inviting” Sundays
Denominational orientation (eg. Anglican or other)
Originally Church of England but is now used in many denominations
Broader context (eg. rural or urban; size of parish)
All sizes and locations
Ease of replication (eg. how easy would it be to start this in a new place?)
Easy but requires commitment from clergy and lay leaders
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Reviewed: May 25, 2016