Category Archives: Hospitality

Special Needs – Start Where You Are

It was Easter Sunday, and there were hundreds of little feet and big feet strolling through the halls of our kids’ area. Some of the faces were familiar ones while many were appearing in our doorways for the first time. Energy was high, and our Children’s Director...
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On Disability and Inclusion in the Church

The capital letter “C” church has been a part of my life since I was about eleven years old. I have worked in churches, volunteered with ministries, gone to seminary and surrounded myself with Christian fellowship. While I have been active in many different churches over the years, I have more often than not felt...
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Ministry of a Church Nursery

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:5 If you have never thought about your nursery being a ministry, I hope these few thoughts will change your mind! Your nursery workers may be the first contact parents (visitors) have with the church and their impressions are important. Parents want to...
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Youth Ministry and the Five Love Languages

Imagine Kaylee, a 7th grader who is new in town, comes to your youth group this week. Her mom made her.

You want to make sure she feels welcome, so you greet her at the door with, "Ich bin sehr froh dass du hier bist.”

She gives you the blank stare.

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