A Season of Invitation


    Category
    Making disciples
    Date
    23 March 2016
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    Sometimes all it takes is a simple act of invitation to change somebody's life.

    A Season of Invitation began as ‘Back to Church Sunday’ in 2004, which was an annual opportunity for people in churches across the UK and abroad to invite family and friends to come with them to church.

    More than a decade later, B2CS is now entering a new season, moving from one invitational service to five:

    Back to Church Sunday (September)

    Harvest (October)

    Remembrance (November)

    Christmas Starts (early December)

    Christmas (December)

    The reason for this change is that B2CS found people are much more likely to come to church and keep coming if they’re invited several times. So it decided to create A Season of Invitation, with five invitational moments coming one after the other.

    To facilitate churches in holding these five services, B2CS has produced attractive, high-quality invitation cards for each one, as well as a children’s invitation card that can be used for any of the services. You can order these resources through the

    Season of Invitation website

    .

    Training workshops

    To help people find out about the power of invitation, the Diocese of Bristol has organised three Season of Invitation training workshops on 12 May 2016. These events are great opportunities for people from any denomination to come and learn about how to make the most of A Season of Invitation in their church context.

    Michael Harvey, co-founder of Back to Church Sunday, will provide interactive and relevant training, which will be useful for ministers and any churchgoers interested in making the most of opportunities to invite people to church.

    Every church that attends the two-hour training session will receive a FREE pack of invitations and posters for each service worth £35.

    It is aimed at clergy or key leaders and will run in Bristol from 9am to 11am; in Chippenham from noon to 2pm and in Swindon from 3pm to 5pm.

    Click to book for

    Bristol

    Click to book for

    Chippenham

    Click to book for

    Swindon

    You can find out more about the Season of Invitation at the

    website

    or watch the video:

    A Season of Invitation...Explained

    from

    Season of Invitation

    on

    Vimeo

    .