The question of how to both be a safe place for people and have an “open door” – “Come as you are, you belong!” is challenging and necessary if it is to be real. When you throw your doors open wide, you will get diversity – of experience, of upbringing, of theology, of attitude. So it takes a lot of conversation and modeling in order to create a climate that remains both open and safe.
Looking forward to hearing about your experiences. Embrace the time well.