Toolkit – using your church building to offer an open welcome

open welcome front cover

Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre.  It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.

Church buildings have the capacity to move people.  So we need to view them as more than just bricks and mortar. The 8 page Open Welcome document is a free, practical resource covering topics like opening the building, welcoming visitors and telling the story.   It is divided into the sections described below and it can be downloaded here.


Section 1 – Why open your buildings

Section 2 – Extending the welcome

Section 3 – Telling the story

Section 4 – Practical steps

Useful information and resources



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