Workshop: Practical Steps for Creating an Invitational Culture
Start Date: Tuesday 8 March, 2022
End Date: Wednesday 9 March, 2022
RSVP: Monday 7 March 2022
‘Come & See’ these are Jesus’ initial words to his first disciples, very simple and indeed at the heart of our task of reaching out to others.
Creating a culture of invitation is what will enable us to welcome, build and create vibrant and life-giving communities, especially for Parish communities who are implementing Alpha. We are holding two workshops, facilitated by Kevin Bailey from Divine Renovation Ministries Australasia, which will focus on the practicalities of becoming invitational and breaking through our fears of inviting others.
You are invited to learn more about these workshops below:
Practical Steps for Creating an Invitational Culture – Tue 8 March
Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022 Time: 7:30PM-9:00PM Venue: St Patrick’s Parish Hall, Port Kembla Address: 42 O’Donnell St, Port Kembla Speaker: Kevin Bailey RSVP Date: Monday 7 March 2022 Enquiries: [email protected]
Practical Steps for Creating an Invitational Culture – Wed 9 March
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2022 Time: 7:30PM-9:00PM Venue: St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Campbelltown Address: 35 Cordeaux St, Campbelltown Speaker: Kevin Bailey RSVP Date: Monday 7 March 2022 Enquiries: [email protected]
Note: Both workshops will be identical in content / scope, so please register for the workshop that is at the most convenient time / location for you.
For further information please contact Darren McDowell (4222 2463 or [email protected])
Whilst not the only tool utilised by the Office of Renewal and Evangelisation (ORE), many parishes within and beyond our Diocese are finding Divine Renovation, along with its associated webinars, training events and tools, to be of great assistance in becoming more deeply mission focused. Other tools and resources can be found throughout the Media & Resources section of our Diocesan Website. For further information please contact our office at 4222 2403.
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Our diocesan logo is theologically rich and very succinct. As a hand, it depicts our mission as a diocese and as individuals within the diocese, of bearing (bringing, carrying) Christ’s love to one another and to the world around us. In this, we are the hand of Jesus Christ, and we are offering ourselves to him so that he might work through us.
We can be the bearers of his love only as a response to his call and in the strength of his grace. We are reminded of this in two ways—through the symbol of the dove (the Holy Spirit) also present in the logo, and by the incorporation of the cross that segments the logo. The presence of the cross is a reminder that bearing the love of Christ will inevitably cost us if we live it authentically. However, in the way that the Cross is the portent of redemption and life—an echo of the tree of life in the book of Genesis—so becoming bearers of the love of Christ will also bring us to life.
The four fingers of the hand also represent the four regions of our diocese. The first is bluerepresenting the beautiful water of the Shoalhaven. The second is a blue and green combination representing the waters and escarpment of the Illawarra. The third is greendepicting the hills and plains of the Macarthur. The fourth is dark green illustrating the forests of the Southern Highlands.