Invite ~ Welcome ~ Connect

Invite Welcome Connect is a ministry of transformation that equips and empowers congregations and individuals to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the gospel.[1] In today’s world, people yearn for places where we can form authentic connections with others. We want newcomers to feel welcome and find that connection at St. Martin’s!

The IWC ministry invites each of us to be co-creators with God as we imagine the possibilities for this congregation through 4 one-hour training sessions. Join with others in learning to be intentional in our practices. Everyone is important.

Diana Butler Bass writes that “lively faith is not located in buildings, programs, . . . rather, spiritual vitality lives in human beings: It is located in the heart of God’s people and the communities they form.”[2]


Make a commitment to bring your heart as one of God’s people to the training sessions:

Sundays – 11:45 – 1:00 pm, Food and Childcare provided for all four sessions

  • Sept. 8 – Overview
  • Sept. 15 – Invite
  • Sept. 29 – Welcome
  • Oct. 6 – Connect

Each session consists lunch and a 30 minute video followed by 30 minutes of small groups generating ideas responding to the video and other resources. It really is an enjoyable and creative time!!


Homecoming – Sept. 22, 11:45-1:30, Brunch, Petting Zoo, Ice Cream Truck, Adult & Children Games. Wear your new St. Martin’s shirts! Today is the last day to order shirts.

[1] Invite Welcome Connect, p. 12

[2] Invite Welcome Connect, p. 105