How can your church show the people who never darken its door that it is a safe place to tackle the big issues of life? When friends are facing crises-a critically ill child, caregiving for an aging parent, divorce, job loss-do you invite them to your church? How about when a conversation turns to end-of-life decisions or fighting injustice? In Invitational Ministry Laurene Beth Bowers shows how congregations willing to change the way they think about evangelism can become true sanctuaries for the nonreligious and how members will be eager to invite coworkers, neighbors, classmates-any of the people God graces us to meet each day. Book jacket.
Move Your Church from Membership to Discipleship
Mind, Body & Spirit