to avoid hawking hospitality, aim for purposes

Yesterday I urged us to make sure our Greeting Team (including anyone that provides a first point of contact to our ministry) is being truly hospitable, not just hawking our ministry. But I think the latter is harder to avoid than we think… over time, any position in a ministry …

hosts vs. hawkers

Just a simple question today about how we train our college ministry’s Greeting Team (you do train them, right?): Do the front-line students (or other volunteers) in your ministry act more like hosts or hawkers? In my recent vacation, my wife and I had the chance to visit a few …

new thoughts on service: the slow hand

A corollary to yesterday’s thought on “organic ordination“: Though we may want to allow more of our outreach opportunities to be determined by our students’ present involvements and passions, that doesn’t mean we move quickly to “ordain” these as good ministry-wide outlets for service. Instead of being hasty with “the …