Repeated invitation helps families become more involved with their local church. Be ready to host events during school holidays when families will be actively looking for something to do.
An afternoon tea for families with recently baptized children is a very simple idea. Host it outdoors if the weather is good and if space permits, or in the church hall or church if the weather’s not so good.
A few tables and chairs, toys to play with, tea/coffee, lots of squash/water and some jam scones will be loved by most and will bring local families together. It’s also a great opportunity for people in the church to get know families better, build relationships and invite them back to another event or service.
You might like to include prayer in light-touch ways, for example a prayer slip left on each table with some simple words on: “Thank you God for food, and family, and friends. Amen”.