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Sat, Nov 12


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Invite - Welcome - Connect

Equip your congregation for the exciting and revitalizing work of reaching its community more effectively with and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Invite - Welcome - Connect
Invite - Welcome - Connect

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N Prospect St, Akron, OH 44304, USA


About the event

Guided by the gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” the ministry of Invite Welcome Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Invite Welcome Connect’s founder, Mary Parmer joins us for this FREE all-day training to share the deep truths of this ministry as well as practical steps to assess your faith community and begin implementation. This is not a one-size-fits-all plan.  It is tailored to the culture of your congregation, thereby assuring your members will feel comfortable with the program and process.

ABOUT THE TRAINER … Born and raised in the deep South (Natchez, Mississippi), Mary Foster Parmer is the Creator & Founder of INVITE WELCOME CONNECT, a transformational ministry of evangelism, hospitality and belonging. Mary is the author of the award-winning book, Invite Welcome Connect: Stories & Tools to Transform your Church. Mary Parmer’s personal call to work with congregations in evangelism and congregational development is borne out of her spiritual gift of exhortation (encouragement), her love of people, and her passion for welcoming the newcomer and empowering the laity. Mary’s passion is helping congregational leadership understand the importance of personal invitation, welcoming folks, hearing their story, recognizing their gifts, and then connecting them to ministry. Mary believes that the ministry of the laity is best carried out when individuals discern their own spiritual giftedness and then are empowered and equipped to live into their baptismal covenant by offering their individual gifts and talents to God.

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