“…I was a stranger and you invited me in…”
You no doubt remember this part of Matthew 25:35 where Jesus calls us to welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, clothe the needy . . .
Now do you remember the first time you visited St. Luke? Maybe it was decades ago, maybe years ago, or maybe just a few months ago. We certainly hope you were made to feel welcome. And while St. Luke has always been described as a welcoming church, that doesn’t happen by accident but rather is an intentional act of hospitality by our members.
Many of us volunteer to serve in areas of hospitality such as greeters, ushers, millers, staffing the welcome center, mailing post cards, and guest follow up. Each of these touchpoints are an important part of the way St. Luke extends hospitality to our guests and visitors.
Do you have the gift of hospitality; that is, do you enjoy making folks feel welcome and valued? Then the Lay Mobilization Team would invite you to prayerfully consider exercising that gift in service to your church through the new position of Hospitality Group Leader.
This person, or persons if more than one would like to share the position, will communicate the vision for the whole team (i.e. greeters, ushers, millers, welcome center, post cards, guest follow up) and be able to help members understand how their individual ministry and participation impacts people and discipleship growth as a whole.
If you are interested in learning more about this position and the vision, please contact John Duff