“Making Strangers into Neighbors, and Neighbors into Family.”
“Radically ordinary hospitality gives evidence of faith for Jesus’s power to save. It knows what conversation means, what identity in Christ does, and what repentance creates. We who live out radically ordinary hospitality know our homes are not our’s, but God’s gift, to use for the furtherance of the Gospel. We open our doors and our tables, we seek out the underprivileged, we seek opportunities to serve, and we make strangers into neighbors and neighbors into family.”
“The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars; He gives to all of them their names.”
Hospitality reaches across worldview to be the bridge of gospel grace. Jesus did not come with self-defense. He came with bread. He came with fish. So too must we.
So, what's it mean?: Several homes in the church are designated hospitality centers. The church will gather in these homes frequently for prayer, worship, meals, friendship, and fun. The doors of these homes are also open to neighbors that they might join in meals, games, and experience the love of God and his church in a non-"churchy" environment.