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Vital Church Planting Conference 2011

Vital Church Planting West 2011 “[re]Church: Take Another Look” was held May 26-28, 2011 at Concordia College in Edmonton. Bishop of Sheffield Steven Croft (Fresh Expressions, UK) and Pastor Beth Fellinger (church planter) were guest speakers.

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Becoming an Inviting Church – Step 8 – Pray

Prayer is the key to the whole process of seeing God change lives. Prepare for Back to Church Sunday with intentional prayer for your church, each other, those you will invite and other churches as they seek to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through relationships and worship.

These videos share the wisdom from church leaders who have participated previously in Back to Church Sunday and are a great way for us to prepare for Back To Church Sunday in our parishes.

Watch the video here…

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Becoming an Inviting Church – Step 7 – Practice the Question

“Would you like to come to Church with me?” practice asking the question. We’re not in the habit of inviting people so it will take some practice to get us into the habit.

These videos share the wisdom from church leaders who have participated previously in Back to Church Sunday and are a great way for us to prepare for Back To Church Sunday in our parishes.

Watch the video here…

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Tools for Engaging in God’s Mission

Linda Jones from the Liverpool Diocese in England has come up with some suggestions to help individuals, parishes, vestries and dioceses engage in God’s mission. The following tools can be used to help Christians realize and identify the important role we all play.

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Step 6 – Who has God been preparing in your life?

It’s God’s plan and purpose to grow the Church. Who has God been preparing in your life for you to invite? Pray to God and ask that question.

These videos share the wisdom from church leaders who have participated previously in Back to Church Sunday and are a great way for us to prepare for Back To Church Sunday in our parishes.

Watch the video here…

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Becoming an Inviting Church – Step 5 – Telling our Story

Who first invited you to church? Tell your story naming that person (or those people) including, from their perspective and yours, what it meant for them to invite you to church.

These videos share the wisdom from church leaders who have participated previously in Back to Church Sunday and are a great way for us to prepare for Back To Church Sunday in our parishes.

Watch the video here…

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Becoming an Inviting Church – Step 3 – Cascading

Your personal experience of Christ and church is the bridge for someone else to meet Christ in your church. Your invitation can make a difference those you invite but also to you and to others in your church who need encouragement.

These videos share the wisdom from church leaders who have participated previously in Back to Church Sunday and are a great way for us to prepare for Back To Church Sunday in our parishes.

Watch the video here…