This is just a quick post to let you know that I have just updated my “Becoming a Welcoming Church” course on my smartfaith.net website. It is now available as a free download under the “Courses” drop-down menu. It was originally produced for use by the Bathurst Diocese of the Anglican Church in Australia, but I am making it more widely available on my smartfaith website.
Becoming a Welcoming Church is a two session course, designed to train welcoming teams and whole congregations in how to effectively welcome and enfold newcomers into the life of the church. The course covers the Biblical mandate of welcoming, the importance of welcoming, the practice of welcoming and specific skills required. It also deals with recommended systems for effectively ministering to newcomers, including visitors packs, recording systems and follow up procedures. The downloadable resources include full video presentations of both sessions as well as handouts and course notes.
Here is the link: