‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes

By Joelle Kidd December 26, 2018 It’s difficult to know what someone is experiencing when they walk into your church, says Tasha Carrothers. “They come and they may or may not stay, you don’t know why…even with newcomers, we don’t pull them aside three months in and say, ‘What was your experience like when you … Continue reading “‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes”

Anglicans stand against Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion as project hits roadblocks

By Joelle Kidd April 26, 2018 National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, third from left, was among those who gathered to protest the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline at Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C., April 20. Photo: Christine Boyle   Local Anglican clergy and lay people and the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop are … Continue reading “Anglicans stand against Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion as project hits roadblocks”

‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes

By Joelle Kidd April 5, 2018 Mystery worshippers attend a church as visitors and report back on how they enjoyed the service, whether they felt welcomed, whether the church was easy to find—details that regular parishioners take for granted. Photo: Shutterstock   It’s difficult to know what someone is experiencing when they walk into your … Continue reading “‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes”