This year’s clergy conference was held in Cape May, NJ. and was attended by approximately 180 people including clergy, spouses, and children.
Held at the Grand Hotel in Cape May, NJ, the theme of this year’s conference was “Invite-Welcome-Connect: Developing an Effective Newcomer Ministry”.
Keynote speaker Mary Parmer helped numerous communities of faith become more welcoming. Specifically designed with clergy, vestries, staff, and congregational leadership in mind, “Invite-Welcome-Connect” offered concrete steps toward developing an effective newcomer ministry. At this year’s clergy conference, participants reflected on the current culture of welcome in their communities and developed specific strategies for implementing an effective newcomer ministry.
Photos by Henry Carnes