Team Mission Statement: The Invitation Team leads the congregation in inviting people into relationship with Christ, warmly welcoming them to Southminster, introducing them to all Southminster has to offer and bringing them into membership (if they desire).
These three tenants of inviting, welcoming and membership, provide the direction for the Team. The Team has ministries focused within each of these tenants.
Inviting- under the tenant of inviting, the Team believes it is the work of all to invite Guests to worship. The Team is exploring ways to reach the community through social media and the church website as well as providing information to those groups who rent space in the building. So far this year, the Team has put together small resource guides placed throughout the building. The Team has also begun an initiative to reach out to those who have attended in the past but who have not been seen recently.
Welcoming- under the tenant of welcoming, the Team works to provide several ministries to make Southminster Guests feel welcome. These ministries include:
- Greeter ministry (volunteer members stationed at the entrances before worship services)
- Welcome Desk ministry (a sign-in location for first-time Guests)
- Welcome Kit ministry (first-time Guest gift bag and informational folder)
- Building Tour ministry (an in-depth building tour is provided monthly detailing the history of the church)
- Guest follow-up ministry (letters, phone calls and emails sent to Guests)
Membership- under our tenant of membership, we provide an Inquirer’s classes for those interested in becoming members. The class is led by Pastor/Head of Staff Dr. Nancy Birdsong and is designed as an opportunity to learn more about the church as well as its members. Additionally, the Team organizes an opportunity for each Southminster Team to showcase their ministries and have a volunteer on hand to answer any questions.
The Invitation Team meets the third Sunday of every month, following worship. If you are interested in participating in any of the ministries listed, please contact Invitation Team chair Mark Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Mark Ferguson
Reports to: Session