Hospitality and Inclusion A Guide to Welcoming and Integrating Newcomers

This guide provides practices and tools useful in training:

Welcome on a wooden tag attached to a hyacinth

  • membership teams and/or professionals
  • hospitality teams
  • ushers
  • people who prepare coffee hour
  • worship leaders

In a time in which fewer and fewer people believe that it is important to be part of any kind of religious community, it should be heartbreaking to us all that people who need our saving message, who are sure that our values could help transform their lives, are trying to be part of us and yet cannot exist within our communities because we lack basic skills in welcoming the personhood and gifts of all people. From Widening the Circle of Concern.