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.