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First published on this website in April 2023

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These Notes explain the biblical background for why churches need to demonstrate hospitality and then provide 15 ways in which any church can offer this service to others.

Hospitality is defined as ‘the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests or strangers’. It is more than just inviting someone for a meal. It is a service that is embedded in the biblical culture.

But disciples are then expected to show it themselves. We are told in Romans, Hebrews and 1 Peter to practise it and in the Pastorals to demonstrate it.

The 15 ideas for a hospitable church include the following:

  • Short-term accommodation
  • Church meals
  • Free events for the local community
  • Disability care
  • Food banks
  • Identifying those with this gift  ….. and nine others.


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