Posts Tagged ‘hospitality and church growth’

'welcome' photo (c) 2011, Shirl - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Jan Edmiston, who serves on the presbytery (regional governing body) staff in the Chicago area, came up with this hospitality quiz based on situations she has observed:

A Church for Starving Artists: A Little Quiz

It starts like this:

“Churches tell me they want to grow and they can’t understand why they aren’t growing. They see themselves as “friendly.” They are “welcoming.” They specialize in “hospitality.”

Or do they? Do we? There are a lot of good church people out there who are sabotaging our ministry as people who model our lives after Jesus.”  Read on…

As always, Jan has quite a challenge for the church.  Being friendly is not the same thing as practicing radical hospitality.

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