By Paul Wilkinson Follow this link for a great article about hospitality and ethics. As you read it, meditate on the types of communities that you are forming in your LIFE Group: Are they welcoming and inviting to the stranger, foreigner, widow, poor, etc.? Are you partnering with the Spirit to create communities that promote outreach and evangelism?
By Paul Wilkinson That title may seem strange if you think I intend for you to elicit sin confessions from the visitors to your group! Please, do not. What I mean is that the vulnerability and openness of a group will always be a function of how vulnerable and open you are as the leader. I AM NOT asking you to air all of your dirty laundry in front of the group. I AM asking you to be open with … Continue reading
By Paul Wilkinson Keep in mind, as you read this, that we advertise our groups as starting at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. If we are to be serious about hospitality and outreach, then we must be present in order to receive, love, and engage guests. I was reading an article about the importance of punctuality. The author listed numerous reasons why being punctual is important: Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity. (Think of time commitments as promises made.) … Continue reading