Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Radical Hospitality
Romans 12:9-21

Congregations offer the invitation and embrace of Jesus Christ, the gracious welcome that creates genuine belonging that brings people together in the Christian community. Churches characterized by radical hospitality are not just friendly and courteous. Instead, they exhibit restlessness because they realize so many people do not have a relationship to a faith community. They sense a calling and responsibility to pray and work to invite others and to help them feel welcome and supported in their faith journeys. Congregations surprise newcomers with a glimpse of the unmerited gracious love of God that they see in Christ. Our radical hospitality goes to the extremes, and we do it joyfully, not superficially, because we know our invitation is the invitation of Christ. Keep reading

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