1. INVITE – people want to be wanted, they need to be needed, they long to belong
2. INFORM – guests have questions: common interests? next steps? expectations?
3. INCLUDE – real friendships blossom based on interests, experiences, needs, hobbies, etc.
4. INVOLVE – studying the Bible and serving others together (true discipleship)
At a table with his disciples, Jesus brought down the nations, transformed social orders, and softened human hearts. In the simple act of offering another person a piece of bread and a sip from a cup, Jesus did the most powerful thing a human being could do; he gave himself in love. Hospitality is just that … giving of ourselves in love.
Bible Study Guide [PDF] – Download
‘Hospitality Audit’ Questionnaire [DOC] – Download
1 Timothy 3:1; Titus 1:8; Deut. 16:10-11, 13-14; Matthew 25:33-40; 1 Pet. 4:9; Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:2; 1 Timothy 5:10; Luke 7:36, 44-46; Matthew 10:42; Mark 9:41; 1 Jn. 3:18-19; Jm. 2:26