At the Diocesan Leadership Conference a few weeks ago, the Reverend Kimberly Jackson talked about how she became an Episcopalian. As a young black woman who grew up Southern Baptist, she had no idea there even was an Episcopal Church – let alone that she might want to serve in one. Her introduction to Episcopal worship came at a coffee shop when a caring friend told her his story.
Rev. Jackson invited us to think about our story. What brought us to the Episcopal Church? To St. Paul’s? What keeps us here? When we know how to talk about our faith and our community, it’s much easier to invite others to share in it. If we don’t use words to describe it, it’s awfully hard for others to know just what they’re missing.
This Sunday, we’ll dig deep into how we can vitalize our outreach. We’ll consider how to share the good news of Christ with others in a way that’s not preachy, just personal; that’s not off-putting, but instead is inviting. It’s quite simple.
As we anticipate Easter, think about whom you could invite to church. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to make worship beautiful and engaging. It’s a great time to think of whom you’d like to bring along with you to enjoy it!
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.