The Invite Welcome Connect (IWC) Support Team of the Episcopal Church in Delaware will champion:

  • Evangelism
  • Hospitality
  • Belongingness
  • Good News of Jesus Christ
Invite | Evangelism
  • Determine your strengths and opportunities
  • Share faith stories and give an invitation
  • Be a part of the community
  • Collaborate
  • Connect with local and social media
  • Let others know they are invited through clear and updated communications, e.g. signage, website, social media
Welcome | Hospitality
  • Provide welcoming first impressions
  • Assemble greeting and welcoming teams
  • Create welcome tools
  • Arrange a newcomer ministry
  • Extend follow-up to visitors

Digital Front Porch

Connect | Belongingness
  • Connect and reconnect with visitors and community
  • Hold events, parish activities, education, classes, get-together
  • Discern your gifts, strengths, and vocations
  • Connect with people and ministry
  • Shepherd newcomers
  • Be accountable, communicate, nurture, and support IWC

Invite Welcome Connect
Support Team

  • 2019 Evangelism and Growth Conference
  • Bishop Brown’s call for volunteers
  • IWC certified coach training
  • We accepted the call … WILL YOU?
  • Diverse team
  • From parishes of different sizes, geographies, and communities
  • In collaboration with the Mission Support Staff and other partners
  • Promoting ministry of Invite Welcome Connect founded by Mary Parmer

Team members:

  • Carol Schofield, Christ Church, Delaware City
  • Donna Cain, Church of the Nativity, New Castle
  • Frank Cerniglia, Brandywine Collaborative Ministries, Wilmington
  • Jonathan Barrett, Immanuel Church, New Castle
  • Mark Owen, St. John the Baptist, Milton
  • Nancy Talmo, Church of the Nativity, New Castle
  • Sandra Criscimagna, St. John the Baptist, Milton
  • Teri Quinn Gray, St. Thomas’s, Newark
  • The Rev. Howell Sasser, St. Thomas’s, Newark
  • Lachecha Sheppard, St. Stephen’s, Harrington
  • Advise, guide, and assist
  • Resource to parishes
  • Best practices for implementing Invite Welcome Connect culture
    • Welcoming all
    • Promoting inclusiveness
    • Discerning ministry opportunities
    • Evangelizing the Good News
  • Brainstorming

Letter from the IWC support team: Follow-up on 2020-21 parish visitations

To get started inviting, welcoming, and connecting in your parish, contact:

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of the Jesus Movement


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