#ruralpresence – @GerminateARC Toolkit – using your #church #building to offer an open #welcome

(this post was 1st published on the Rural Presence Blog)

Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre.  

It
is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their
building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community,
both residents and visitors.

Church buildings have the capacity to move people.  So we need to view them as more than just bricks and mortar. 

The
8 page Open Welcome document is a free, practical resource covering
topics like opening the building, welcoming visitors and telling the
story.   



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 open welcome front cover

It is divided into the sections described below and it can be downloaded here.

Introduction

Section 1 – Why open your buildings

Section 2 – Extending the welcome

Section 3 – Telling the story

Section 4 – Practical steps

Useful information and resources

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