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Invite Welcome Connect Training in Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge Deanery

Invite Welcome Connect Newcomers Ministry Workshop

Saturday, November 16

9 AM - 3 PM

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

8833 Goodwood Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

$20 Registration fee includes lunch

Facilitated by Canon Mary MacGregor

Invite Welcome Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging rooted in the Gospel imperative to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). It is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship, and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News. Invite Welcome Connect has circulated throughout the Episcopal Church and, to date, has been presented in conference formats in 50+ dioceses, three Episcopal seminaries, and in three universities. In the last five years, clergy and lay leaders from congregations and dioceses across the country have attended this dynamic training and report measurable results after using the materials.

Invite Welcome Connect Senior Certified Facilitator – Canon Mary MacGregor

Mary retired in early 2017 as Canon for Congregational Vitality and Mission Amplification for the Diocese of Texas. It was in this position that she recruited and empowered Mary Parmer to refine, train coaches and implement Invite Welcome Connect for the churches of the diocese. For over 25 years Mary has worked with leaders and clergy in numerous capacities to support God’s mission for the Church.  An achievement she is most proud is establishing the Iona School for Ministry in Texas which has formally trained and graduated over 65 priests and deacons. This school was the genesis for the Iona Collaborative currently utilized by over 20 dioceses to do the same.  Mary has a particular passion for evangelism, stewardship, lay and clergy development. She has been invited to keynote, consult and do training and workshops in over 35 dioceses of the Episcopal Church. She currently is serving on the Board of Directors of TENS, the Steering Committee of the Gathering of Leaders, doing specialized work with the Episcopal Church Foundation and is a board member of the College for Bishops. Mary was presented an honorary doctorate by the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in May, 2017, in recognition of her contributions to the Episcopal Church. Mary is also a graduate of Louisiana State University and looks forward to being back in Baton Rouge.

Questions about Workshop? Contact Fr Tommy Dillon at

Rector@saintmargarets.com or 225-933-3288

One of the great joys of my job is traveling around the diocese and meeting with congregations of all shapes and sizes. Although each of these churches possess unique gifts and face distinct challenges, one comment that I hear over and over again is the same: our congregation wants to grow. During the course of the Invite Welcome Connect workshop, Mary explores how churches can implement practices and strategies that lead to growth. Mary's presentations are practical, thorough and thought-provoking. Her teaching style is relevant and compelling. Perhaps most importantly, however, Mary’s guidance has the potential to transform your congregation. I highly recommend attending an Invite Welcome Connect workshops. You will leave feeling inspired and prepared to lead your congregation with renewed energy. It is absolutely essential that our congregations learn how to effectively invite, welcome and connect newcomers into our communities. -----The Rev’d Canon John A. Kellogg, Canon Missioner, The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
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