Though "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You" has been our unofficial motto for many years, many Episcopal churches have struggled to put this into practice. Since 2010,
has helped numerous communities of faith become more welcoming. Specifically designed with
, vestries, staff, and congregational leadership in mind, "Invite-Welcome-Connect" offers concrete steps toward developing an effective newcomer ministry. At this year's
, participants will reflect on the current culture of welcome in their communities and develop specific strategies for implementing an effective newcomer ministry.
Registration cost per clergy: $210*
*The first 140
to register will receive an automatic Continuing Education Grant to reduce the
Registration Cost (additional scholarships are available as needed). The full cost of the program is $360, which includes gratuity for the hotel staff.
Spouses and partners are welcome! Lodging is free for spouses & partners. An optional meal plan will be available for spouses & partners. Childcare and elder care subsidies also available upon request.
What you can expect this year:
Great fellowship, interactive workshops, free time to visit downtown Cape May, and opportunities for spiritual formation and self-care.
Deadline is November 1st
Please contact David Romanik at the Church of the Redeemer (
) if you have any questions. More information will be available in the coming months. We look forward to seeing you in Cape May!