An excerpt:

Did you know?

  • Children and youth are 28% of the U.S. population but only 17% of church population.
  • Children and youth are the largest group of unreached people.
  • Churches with many members under the age of 34 are most likely to experience growth.

OPEN DOORS which is a new resource from Leader Resources (Episcopal) gives step by step plans for you to create church events or liturgies that invite families with children into your doors and make them feel welcomed. It starts with families—because that’s the easiest place to start!

It uses the four key entry points for families:

  • Start of Sunday School
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Easter Sunday
  • Vacation Bible School

These are the times we all know that new families are likely to show up. It helps you build programming around those those four events and offers suggestions for similar programming associated with 2-3 other events including…

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