Welcome

Welcome, a.k.a. Ministry of Hospitality

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.  Romans 15:7

Welcoming the stranger is welcoming Jesus.  Jesus paid attention to what was going on around him and especially to those people he encountered on a daily basis.  He modeled for us a new way of seeing the other - the way of love, compassion, and forgiveness. 

Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place....We cannot force anyone to such a personal and intimate change of heart, but we can offer the space where such a change can take place.  –Henri Nouwen

This list is a starting place for you to assess and create your congregation’s system for inviting. It is not intended to be either all inclusive or size specific.


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