Entertaining Angels: Hospitality Programs for the Caring Church

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This nuts-and-bolts resource on newcomer ministry features the biblical history of hospitality, tips and a workshop on the skill of listening, effective newcomer programs in churches of all sizes, sample forms for successful communication, a suggested workshop for a Hospitality/Newcomer Ministry Committee, special outreach programs for the poor and the bereaved, and more.

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" 'We are now, and will be using this (Entertaining Angels) for evangelism. It emphasizes welcoming and nurturing; we're getting a lot of lay involvement,' stated the Rev. Carl Spatz of Nevada." -- Trinity News, the Magazine of Trinity Church in the City of New York

"(Mainline churches) might learn to do better with people who have had the courage to find their way across a sanctuary threshold, often to be turned off by the indifferent and apathetic inside. Geitz would quicken their interest, open doors." -- Christian Century

"Entertaining Angels will challenge you to look anew at your assumptions regarding the role of hospitality, evangelism, and outreach in today's church...This book begins where others leave off. This book delivers." -- Bishop Mellick Belshaw

"I have an extensive collection of books in the areas of church growth, evangelism, and newcomer ministry. I have placed Entertaining Angels in the section reserved for the very best. It should be mandatory reading for those in evangelism and hospitality ministries." -- Church Ad Project, The Rev. George Martin, Director

"This is not a guide on how to increase numbers on the parish rolls, although numerical growth will almost automatically result from following even a few of the suggestions the author presents. First and foremost, however, it is about the theology of ministry to newcomers. It is as much about the why of hospitality as the how." -- The Rev. Margaret Guenther, author of Holy Listening and Toward Holy Ground

... a nuts-and-bolts resource on newcomer ministry. -- Christian Women's Fellowship, July 1994

We are... using this for evangelism... emphasizes welcoming and nurturing; we're getting a lot of lay involvement. -- Julie Denman, as printed in Trinity News, Summer 1994

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