Gracious Hospitality in the Missional Church

Excellent Host; A Faithful Guest

Learn how to be both in our workshop.  Have fun, too.!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

9:00am – 2:00pm

Presbyterian Church in Morristown (Parish House)

65 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

For years we suspected that our churches may not be the most hospitable places for visitors. So we have done things we hoped would improve that situation but to very little effect. Maybe we need to learn what it’s like to be a stranger or guest.

We seldom venture out among strangers ourselves.  When we do, we keep our guard up. If we go at all, we are more comfortable if we can bring something, donate something.  It gives us a sense of purpose and maybe a little control.

But what if we went as a guest somewhere, bringing “no purse, no bag, no sandals,” the way Jesus sent out the 70? What does it mean to be a guest before we are hosts? How might seeing the world as a guest help us learn to host?

We want to create safe space for forming Christian community. So we practice receiving the gracious welcome of people of peace, and we practice giving a gracious welcome to people of peace in order to build bridges within God’s mission in and for the world.

To register, follow this link or call/email the church office, 973.538.1776 or [email protected]

About seminar leader, Rev. Amy Lawrence:

Amy serves the community of Sussex, NJ alongside the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Sussex, NJ.  She is a Church Innovations-Missional Practices trained workshop leader.  When Amy is not encouraging people to grow in their faith, she is on the water rowing or exploring local coffee shops.

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