Are you starting a church hospitality ministry, or wondering how to start a hospitality ministry in church?
Is your church hospitality program stuck?
A few weeks ago, a church setup a Church Hospitality Coaching Session.
The pastor organized one of their leadership committees that were taking on some new areas of responsibility, particularly in the area of church hospitality.
Why did they do that?
The church was experiencing some new and fresh growth with new visitors coming.
Likewise, their current membership base was experiencing some spiritual growth leading to a personal excitement about the activity of God.
The combination of the two helped them to see that they were not yet really prepared to receive new visitors in the way they wanted to.
They felt overwhelmed and stuck.
- Where do we start to organize our hospitality program?
- What are we supposed to do?
- What are we going to do?
It was a feeling of staring into the fog and not seeing much of anything clearly.
The problems appeared too big, too nebulous.
The pastor and leadership committee needed someone outside of their situation to chase some clouds away.
What did it take?
So, here is how we did a Church Hospitality Coaching Session for this particular church:
- Each of us had SKYPE (free software from Skype.com) installed on our computers.
- Each of us had high-speed internet.
- Each of us had a video cam and microphone available for use with our computers.
- We connected through the free service of Skype. I saw them, they saw me.
Sometimes, we’ve simply done teleconference via a service I have.
They call in from their own phones to a conference calling number I have and we talk simply over the phone. There was no need for computers or video cameras.
Here is what we did:
For about 1 hour, we talked about issues that were on this hospitality committee’s collective mind.
It had the give and take of a conversation.
They went through a brainstorming process to find a their own solutions.
I simply facilitated a the conversation.
Along the way, I shared some of my experiences, but generally, they were developing answers to the questions I asked.
What did they get out of it?
In their process of talking out loud, they shared how they were
- Re-energized to find new solutions.
- Ready to implement some solutions they just thought of
- Full of hope that they can make effective changes in some of their processes.
How can you get yours?
I’ll get on the phone with you or your team for up to an hour or so, and you can tell me what’s the most troubling about your church’s hospitality ministry.
I’ll then give some coaching or advice specific to your exact situation to help break through the logjam.
Read more here: Single Coaching Session for Church Hospitality Teams.
Read more here on the 6 week: Get Started Coaching Program for Hospitality Directors