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I'm having more conversations with congregations that characterize themselves as multicultural.
For example, I met with a governing board of a Caucasian congregation that had recently welcomed 20...

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Most people can carry a casual conversation with a young adult. If that seems like a challenge in your congregation, check out the first part of this blog <a...

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Is your congregation seeking to reach out to young adults? Many congregations are. There can be both excitement and anxiety about engaging the generation commonly called millennials.

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This resource offers a compelling vision for how synagogues can become vibrant spiritual centers in their communities by embracing hospitality as an essential aspect of the congregation.

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This book urges congregations to treat guests with "acceptance and respect," and can be used as a guide to help churches welcome people as Jesus welcomes them.

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Professor Melody Maxwell has visited a lot of congregations, and she reflects on her “guest” experiences to offer congregations seven actions they can take to be more welcoming to guests. Four of...

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This comprehensive guide is grounded in scripture and tradition to help transform organizational life from being program-diven to becoming "engagement-driven," which makes people feel welcome...

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Here the United Methodist Church (UMC) offers an article designed to help congregations become more welcoming to their guests. The article includes forty elements of congregational life that need...

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This book analyzes the theme of hospitality from multiple aspects, including the author's own research and an exploration of how different faith communities approach hospitality, concluding that...

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This three-page document from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership may be brief, but it is full of practical suggestions for making your congregation welcoming and user-friendly for guests....

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Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth is the Rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Raanana, Israel and the Executive Director of Beit Hillel: Attentive Spiritual Leadership, a Modern-Orthodox spiritual leadership...

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How does a congregation best say “We are so glad you are here; please, come again”? Here church leader and retired pastor Joe McKeever identifies ten negative messages that congregations...

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Filled with proven techniques, this book is a guide on how to welcome guests, providing additional insight on how to follow up in inviting and sensitive ways through tools like correspondence...

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