Invited is a written resource intended to be used by groups and communities to help foster conversation about and exploration into the breadth and length and depth of invitation.
Invited came out of a working group called Spirit of Invitation within the Diocese of Toronto that was tasked with exploring new ways of encouraging Anglicans to be more invitational. You might say that we’re a group of people who stumbled upon an exciting idea. The Spirit of Invitation team is a diverse group of about 10 people from all kinds of different backgrounds, ordained and lay, working together to explore the concept of invitation. The group is co-chaired by Jeff Potter and the Rev. Canon Mark Kinghan. Some friends of ours – the Rev. Canon Susan Bell, Canon Missioner of the Diocese of Toronto, and the Rev. Dr. Judy Paulsen, Professor of Evangelism at Wycliffe College – co-authored the written resource.
Invited is also a series of short films. Scripts for each of the videos were written by Jeff Potter and Nate Wall. And Nicholas Bradford-Ewart, award-winning filmmaker extraordinaire of Farmer Vision Media, adapted our scripts and helped us to put the videos together.