Welcoming and Relevant
All churches like to feel that everyone is welcome to join them, and a glance at Congregational Federation churches websites supports this:
'Bow Congregational Church is a lively church in the heart of Bow village in Devon where we welcome everyone from all backgrounds and ages and we hope you will "come as you are".'
'Our church has been referred to as “The little church with the big heart”. You will always receive a welcome at our 11am Sunday and all other church events' Musselburgh Congregational Church
'There’s a simple message that we want to bring to our community, and that is that Jesus Christ is Alive and that He loves you, regardless of who you are, what you’ve done and where you’ve come from. West End Congregational Church
But how do visitors see your church? Do they really feel welcomed and at home? In this section you will find a number of questions to explore as a church, as you look more deeply into the statement 'everyone welcome', and consider the relevance of your worship to the 21st Century.