The Impact

Many churches have already experienced the training at the heart of The National Weekend of Invitation and have stories to tell.

They speak about

  • Seeing a change in the culture of their church – moving from being, at best, ‘welcoming’ to becoming expectantly ‘invitational’
  • Experiencing significantly greater numbers receiving and accepting invitations to church services and events

In their own words they say –

  • ‘We are thrilled with the congregation’s reaction. They’ve been leaving their comfort zone and inviting. It is changing the mind-set of our church.’ Lucy Brewster, Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Parishes
  • ‘In the past few months we’ve seen our largest number of visitors to events. Most recently 37 people come to an Alpha Course.’ Jason Clark, Leader of Vineyard London
  • ‘This Sunday we held Harvest. Thanks to your training, over double our usual numbers came – rising from around the usual 50 to 109.’ Rev Sarah Godfrey, Rector St John’s Milborne Port
  • ‘How is it possible that I’ve been in ministry for over fifteen years and never had this insight before?!’ Louise Williams, West Suffolk Vineyard