Invite - Welcome - Connect Seminar

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Invite - Welcome - Connect Seminar

10.00

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9:00am until 4:00pm

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

9:00am until 4:00pm

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD

Deadline To Register Is Monday, October 15th

Invite Welcome Connect, created by Mary Parmer and developed first in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is a ministry of the Beecken Center of the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

Invite Welcome Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the Gospel imperative to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). It is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship, and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News. Invite Welcome Connect has circulated throughout the Episcopal Church and, to date, has been presented in conference formats in 47 dioceses, three Episcopal seminaries, and in three universities. Invite Welcome Connect has also been presented among the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and to the Anglican Church in Canada.

In the last five years, clergy and lay leaders from congregations and dioceses across the country have attended this dynamic training and report measurable results after using the materials. This transformational relational evangelism method has brought new energy and spirit to congregations and sustained, real growth where the essentials of Invite Welcome Connect are followed.  Two national Invite Welcome Connect Summits took place at Camp Allen, Texas, and the third Summit was held June 12-14, 2018, at the new home for this ministry, the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. 

 

Invite Welcome Connect Senior Certified Facilitator - Catherine Pryor Miller

Catherine Pryor Miller is a former missionary kid who is passionate about helping people find God in their everyday lives. She’s a spiritual director, retreat leader, and serves on the advisory board of Invite Welcome Connect. In the last 10 years she has held leadership positions on her home church’s vestry and steering committees for youth and pastoral programs. She also spent four and one-half years serving as director of pastoral programs and adult formation at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Dallas where she was instrumental in the launch and implementation of Invite Welcome Connect. Catherine holds a B.A. from UCLA and recently completed a three-year certification in the art of spiritual leadership and spiritual direction through HeartPaths DFW. Miller and her husband, Matt, recently celebrated 28 years of marriage and their pride and joy are their two young adult children, Caroline, 18 and Pryor, 20. She is a contemplative, yoga practitioner and lover of travel, animals, special needs kids, and all things related to Christian spirituality.

 

Visitinvitewelcomeconnect.sewanee.edufor more information, check lists, resources and videos from the Invite Welcome Connect ministry.