Our vision here in Worth Parish is to be a community growing in faith, hope and love. We want to grow spiritually as Disciples of Christ, both individually and as a church family, and we also want to increase the number of people who feel that they are part of our community.
One of the best ways to achieve the latter would be to ensure those who visit us get a great welcome so that they know that if they want to, they could stay and become part of the family.
Research suggests that fewer than 10% of those who come to ‘try us out’ actually stay – imagine if we could make that 25% … 50% … or more! It is people like you (yes, you!) who can make that happen so please join our 4-session course in April and contribute your experience and insights to make that a reality for our churches.
My hope is that the majority of the regular worshippers in the parish will take part – not just those with a particular responsibility for welcome like sidespeople, Mothers’ Union members and Pastoral Assistants. We need everyone’s experience to know what is working well and what we need to look at again and to benefit from a range of ideas.
Each session will run twice, so if you can’t make one, you could choose the other, and there are 4 sessions in total – each lasting 90 minutes. Each session includes time spent sharing your perspective and experience on the topic, as well as the opportunity to contribute ideas for future development (immediate and long-term).
- Tuesday 12th April, 7.30 – 9.00 pm in St Barnabas’ Hall
- Thursday 14th April 11.30 am-1.00pm at St Nicholas’
- Tuesday 19th April, 7.30 – 9.00 pm in St Barnabas’ Hall
- Thursday 21st April 11.30 am-1.00pm at St Nicholas’
- Tuesday 26th April, 7.30 – 9.00 pm in St Barnabas’ Hall
- Thursday 28th April 11.30 am-1.00pm at St Nicholas’
- Tuesday 3rd May, 7.30 – 9.00 pm in St Barnabas’ Hall
- Thursday 5th May 11.30 am-1.00pm at St Nicholas’
You can sign up at the back of church or call the Parish Office to let us know which sessions you would like to attend. There will be a course booklet for each participant as there is usually something to read and reflect upon before the session.
Thank you in advance for sharing in building the parish’s future.