Timetable – What & When
The following is a simple ‘top line’ guide showing how your church’s involvement with The National Weekend of Invitation can work.
January to April
- Make use of the range of training options to help your church members think differently and encouraging the reading ofCreating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church
- Decide what guest event/s will be most suitable for you during the Weekend
- Arrange your publicity, including invitation cards for making personal invitations
May 10th to 20th
- As part of your preparation, use Thy Kingdom Come, the Archbishop’s season of Pentecost prayer focusing on evangelism
Sunday May 13th
- This is ideal day for your Invitation Cross Sunday – in the context of the launch of Thy Kingdom Come. With names brought to the cross, and beginning a season of prayer for those who will invite and for those who will receive invitations.
- If a Sunday sooner or later is more suitable, do use that.
The next few Sundays
- Treat one of the following Sundays as an Inviter Sunday – to celebrate the obedience of those who have made invitations. Use it to share the stories of those who have invited – how they felt and what God did – and to celebrate their obedience. And look for opportunities to share stories and celebrate at other times.
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June. The Weekend
- Hold one or more invitation events large and small – pub quiz, curry evening, guest artist, debate, hot topic, guest service and more.
The rest of the year
- Make the most of what you have now learned in the context of HOPE Together’s rhythm of mission – harvest, Christmas, etc.
- Do the same for your activities like Alpha, Christianity Explored, The Pilgrim Course, guest services, evangelistic breakfasts and Messy Church.