Inviting someone we know, to something we love and giving them a warm welcome.

The Big Welcome is a simple idea to encourage Christians to invite someone they know to something they love. This Free Church initiative is about making people feel really welcome in any church activity.  We want to encourage churches to be really creative about what they invite people to – a meal, a concert, a quiz night, a coffee morning, men's breakfast, toddler group or even a church service.

We are offering a variety of resources suitable to publicise and use at  your event(s), including invitations, posters and banners.  All  you need to help plan a Big Welcome event can be found in our Faith and Society file Getting ready for the Big Welcome.  Going even wider than an event in church, Big Welcome Community, helps us to identify other opportunities we have every day.

Please take up the challenge, and begin to plan ways of offering a warm welcome to those who do not usually come to church.  The resources are undated so that you can use them at any point in your church calendar but if you wish to focus your events on a particular time, then we suggest organising them on and around Sunday 18 September.

To order your resources, click here