Authors: Leisa Anslinger and Bill HuebschYour price includes a license to reproduce this resource for use within your own parish.
This is a Parish Leader Kit
► A reproducible handout for parish leaders describing the process of inviting and welcoming
► A PowerPoint deck with valuable talking points for you as the leader, to help you speak about this with clarity and focus to your own people
► A reproducible flier used to speak a word of welcome to those who do not know how much the Church loves them. Peek Inside – see a sample of this flier.
Out to the Highways & Hedgerows
A set of resources known as Out to the Highways and Hedgerows (worth $12.90 on its own) which will give you the tools to train your active members to reach out to inactive ones. This wonderful resource includes a 2nd PowerPoint deck, one aimed at helping people learn to speak about their faith, a communal prayer you can use when you gather your people, and a reproducible flier for everyone in the parish (Peek Inside! See a sample of this flier.) It's entitled How to Speak about your Faith (without being annoying).
► A tremendous and powerful Podcast by author Leisa Anslinger which can be shared throughout the parish with all leaders.
This is an eResource. You'll get all the elements you need from us via email links and you can email them onward to your team, print and use them as needed, or change them to suit local needs. Handy, fast, and there's never any charge for shipping with eResources! IN A NUTSHELL:
In Luke 14 we hear Jesus tell a parable about a fellow who threw a great dinner party! He invited important people from the community, but one by one, they all found an excuse not to attend. Not to be undone, the host sent his servants out to the highways and hedgerows, to invite one and all to come and take part in his banquet!
So it is with God. In Christ, we are all welcome. Christ is our host and he is sending us out to those same highways and hedgerows today with the message: Come to the Table! Do not be afraid. You are welcome. This is my house and I welcome you one and all. I open wide my arms to you.
Wow. How can we do any less? Use this powerful new parish tool to equip your own parishioners to bring this hope-filled message to the daily worlds in which they live.