Category: Guest Services

Seven Bucks Can Change a Life

I’ve written before about the importance of a rainy day team: that stalwart group of volunteers who will pull on their galoshes (do we still say galoshes? Discuss.), zip up their rain jacket, and grab...

How Does a Hospitable Culture Apply to the Stage?

We’re in an ongoing series called Hospitable Culture. The big question is this: What if hospitality isn’t something we do, it’s simply who we are? In other words, what if we could bump hospitality beyond...

Routine vs. Remarkable.

It happened on a Sunday morning a few weeks back. We were baptizing several people in our weekend services, and one of the baptismal candidates had invited friends and family to celebrate with him. One...

How Does a Hospitable Culture Apply to Student Ministry?

We’re in an ongoing series called Hospitable Culture. The big question is this: What if hospitality isn’t something we do, it’s simply who we are? In other words, what if we could bump hospitality beyond...

Telling Stories That Create Stories

Recently I led a virtual training for a group of volunteers at a church in Texas. The following post is a paraphrase of one of the participant’s questions and the discussion that came out of...

How Does a Hospitable Culture Apply to Kids Ministry?

We’re in a new series called Hospitable Culture. The big question is this: What if hospitality isn’t something we do, it’s simply who we are? In other words, what if we could bump hospitality beyond...

How Does a Hospitable Culture Apply to Small Groups? (part two)

We’re in a new series called Hospitable Culture. The big question is this: What if hospitality isn’t something we do, it’s simply who we are? In other words, what if we could bump hospitality beyond...

Caring Yields Caring

In a recent post I asked the question, “If you don’t care, who will?” It was an ode to overflowing gas station trash cans and my own laziness and / or disdain for the environment....

Easter Practice Starts Now

At the time this post goes live, there are six “normal” Sundays left between now and Easter. Now, I get it. You get it. There is no such thing as a normal Sunday. Easter is...

How Does a Hospitable Culture Apply to Small Groups? (part one)

We’re in a new series called Hospitable Culture. The big question is this: What if hospitality isn’t something we do, it’s simply who we are? In other words, what if we could bump hospitality beyond...

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