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What the Church Could Learn from Chick-Fil-A

I stopped in to get a chicken sandwich the other day and was overwhelmed with the Biblical principles in action that have made this restaurant very successful in a relatively short amount of time. It’s funny (and tragic too) that a fast food chain is doing a better job of applying the Word of God […]

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What the Church Could Learn from Chick-Fil-A

I stopped in to get a chicken sandwich the other day and was overwhelmed with the Biblical principles in action that have made this restaurant very successful in a relatively short amount of time. It’s funny (and tragic too) that a fast food chain is doing a better job of applying the Word of God than many churches…

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Hospitality-101

1. INVITE – people want to be wanted, they need to be needed, they long to belong 2. INFORM – guests have questions: common interests? next steps? expectations? 3. INCLUDE – real friendships blossom based on interests, experiences, needs, hobbies, etc. 4. INVOLVE – studying the Bible and serving others together (true discipleship) At a […]

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Open House Sunday

Spring and Fall are great times of the year to have an Open House Sunday. Many churches open their doors wide and roll out the proverbial red carpet on that day. Successful Open House Sundays are the fruit of a two-pronged approach: outreach & hospitality. Although those themes are not unusual and ought to be a regular part of ministry, a special Sunday offers its membership the opportunity to really focus on these two things.

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