As you open your life up to others, you share in the very character of God and experience His joy. The simplest way to change the World is about biblical hospitality and its power for the gospel. Since people will sooner enter a living room than a church, hospitality is a natural and effective way to build relationships for Christ.
The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life #ad - You’ll learn:how the home can be a hub for communityhow hospitality leads to joy, purpose, and belongingHow it grows families to love the things of God How it’s not about being the perfect host How to be hospitable regardless of your living spaceHospitality is a beautiful legacy of the church, and a great way to make disciples.
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside your DoorBaker Books #ad - Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door.
This unique and inspiring book asks the question: what is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them.
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside your Door #ad - In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian WorldCrossway #ad - What did god use to draw a radical, god used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, simply, did he use something in print? No, and authentically.
Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, believe, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors.
A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the TableCrossway #ad - These accounts lay out biblical principles. Chester notes, “The meals of Jesus represent something bigger. Six chapters in a meal with Jesus show how they enact grace, hope, community, salvation, mission, and promise. Moving from biblical times to the modern world, Chester applies biblical truth to challenge our contemporary understandings of hospitality.
An important part of relationships, meals are vital to our social health. Author tim chester sums it up: “Food connects. Chester argues that meals are also deeply theological—an important part of Christian fellowship and mission. He observes that the book of Luke is full of stories of Jesus at meals. Meals have always been important across societies and cultures, a time for friends and families to come together.
A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table #ad - He urges sacrificial giving and loving around the table, helping readers consider how meals can be about serving others and sharing the grace of Christ. .
The Hospitality Commands: Building Loving Christian Community; Building Bridges to Friends & NeighborsLewis & Roth Publishers #ad - Showing christ's love to others in a home environment may be the only means Christians have to reach their neighbors for Christ. Ideal for church leaders, "The Hospitality Commands" will also make a difference among the members of your congregation. It expounds every scripture on the subject, explores all the biblical examples, and lists the biblical fruits of Christian hospitality.
Hospitality is also an effective tool for evangelism. Hospitality may well be the best means we have to promote close, brotherly love--especially in churches where people don't know each other beyond Sunday-morning-only greetings. Also included are study questions and assignments for group discussion, making it an excellent resource for small groups and adult Sunday school classes.
Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian TraditionEerdmans #ad - Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today. Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities -- the Catholic Worker, L'Abri, L'Arche, and others -- this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front YardThomas Nelson #ad - A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, kristin gives you: stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise TableSimple recipes to take outside and share with othersStories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoodsEncouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connectingNew ways to view hospitality Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all fifty states and seven countries.
. Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? do you desire connection within your community and think, but i don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available?Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, “Absolutely, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her.
Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a GenerationB&H Books #ad - But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation.
For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. Jen knows that every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road just like Jesus—those we invite in get to experience the lived-out Gospel, our kids grow up in a life-lab of generosity, and we trade insecurity for connection.
Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation #ad - Just open the door is a personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, and poignant insights will give you the confidence you need to see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, practical ideas, these personal stories, one open door at a time.
The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Says Matters MostThomas Nelson #ad - New leadership network title, to be filled in at a later date by editor.
Life in Community: Joining Together to Display the GospelMoody Publishers #ad - No competition. They grieve together, eat, sing together, pray, and play together. Reclaiming scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. No vain conceit. What makes a community extraordinary?when people live in community moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit, great things happen.
They commit to one another. They love, honor, encourage, serve, and provide for each other gladly. And they live on mission together. Hearts are healed, walls come down, and outsiders come in. Read it, live it, and join the movement: Help unleash the power of extraordinary community. 6-week group study included.
Life in Community: Joining Together to Display the Gospel #ad - Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely. It is nothing short of amazing. No pretense. Life in community calls us into the light. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us.
Room at My Table: Preparing Heart and Home for Christian HospitalityUpper Room Books #ad - You see her planning a gathering, choosing recipes, thinking about how to make guests feel at ease. For seasoned hosts, Bence provides encouragement and camaraderie. For novices, she offers gentle instruction laced with humor, realistic expectations, and recipes to try. Many readers will remember Evelyn Bence as a frequent contributor to Daily Guideposts.
In this delightful collection of 52 devotions, Evelyn Bence reflects on gatherings at her table that have brought together friends, family, and neighbors. The book makes a thoughtful hostess gift. Come along, bence gracefully urges—you, too, can make room at your table for others to share a meal or even just a cup of coffee and dessert.
Room at My Table: Preparing Heart and Home for Christian Hospitality #ad - The anecdotal meditations ease the door ajar, gently inviting you to welcome others to your table. Known for her warm, personal writing, she offers devotional gems and recipes in Room at My Table that will appeal to a wide range of Christian women. Whether your table is humble or grand, you can reach out to others and enjoy offering hospitality.