Tagged: hospitality

“I’ll See You Tomorrow!”

It definitely wasn’t what I expected. I stopped by the Wendy’s drive through on my way home from church on Sunday. I went through the traditional song and dance with the order taker: place...

The Upside of Tradition

Last week we made the annual Christmas pilgrimage to the homeland. Nothing roots you quite like heading back to your hometown for a week. Every time I land in southern middle Tennessee, I’m reminded...

Hospitality on Parade

  This is a tale of two traditions. Tradition #1 is the Bahama Christmas Parade. For you non-Durhamites, that’s not “ba-HAH-ma,” as in the Caribbean over-commercialized islands, but “ba-HAY-muh,” as in a small community...

See Them First

“They’ll see you before you see them.” That’s what a friend of mine said a few months back in a meeting we were both attending, and I’ve never forgotten it. “We say that a smile...

Missional Hospitality

The following is a guest post by Josh Miller, the Summit’s Associate Pastor for North American Church Planting. (Full disclosure: I didn’t ask for the shout out in the post, but I do appreciate it.) Follow...

What’s at Stake?

One of our church planters forwarded me this email last week. I share it both with his and the original author’s permission. I’ve changed her name and the name of our church plant for...