Hospitality

Hospitality Ministry

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.  Rom 15:7 ESV

Hospitality should be valued as an expression of kindness, neighborliness and a response to a life centered on Christ.  It addresses the physical needs for food, shelter and protection, and also recognition of people’s worth. Hospitality almost always involves shared meals as an important way of acknowledging the equal value and worth of people.

Churches, like families, need to eat together to sustain their identity as a community.  The table is central to the practice of hospitality in the home and the church. We are nourished there physically, spiritually and socially.  Whether we gather around the communion table or for a church potluck, we are strengthened as community.  It gives us the opportunity to establish new relationships and sustain existing ones.

As followers of Christ, we should offer a generous welcome to “the least of these”.  Hospitality is not so much a job as a way we live our lives and share ourselves with others.  Church is a crucial setting for nurturing a life of welcome. Although it involves responsibility, faithfulness and performing certain duties, welcome emerges from a grateful heart.  It is a first response of love and gratitude for God’s love and welcome to us. We appreciate the opportunity to act as host, welcoming others and making a place for guests, attendees and members.

Hospitality occurs in significant ways at CWC. The Hospitality Ministry includes those who prepare and plan our food gatherings, our greeters and ushers, and those who offer various supports during our worship and other services.  These individuals are often the first contacts with those walking through our doors, and therefore must reflect the hospitality of the God we serve.

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact us.

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