Members of the Archdeaconry Synod in Italy and Malta have been sharing stories of church growth and outreach during a three day meeting on the outskirts of Rome.
The Synod theme was communications and delegates were encouraged to promote their “good news stories” about life in their local congregations. They included the use of churches for concerts and opera, a photo-book where pictures of visitors to Sunday worship are featured in the church magazine. In situations where worshippers travel great distances email is important for fellowship and contact.
Reports from churches told of social projects such as helping and feeding refugees and homeless people and of multi-national congregations working together to welcome residents and visitors into Christian fellowship.