The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality  -     By: Henry G. Brinton, William H. Willimon
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The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality

Westminster John Knox Press / 2012 / Paperback

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The Welcoming Congregation is a practical book focused on basic Christian hospitality.

Pastor and writer Henry G. Brinton examines the biblical basis for Christian hospitality and how it is practiced in congregations today. While recognizing the challenges for embracing all people in the life of the church, Brinton offers a helpful guide for creating a hospitable congregation and welcoming others through spiritual formation, reconciliation, and outreach. He includes discussion questions and an action plan in each chapter.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 152
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664237002
ISBN-13: 9780664237004
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"Every time people sit down to eat and drink together, there is the possibility that community will grow and people will be reconciled to one another. This is good news for a fractured and polarized world, and a strong sign of the importance of being a welcoming congregation that embraces all people with God's love and grace." from the introduction

This practical book by pastor and writer Henry G. Brinton studies the biblical basis for Christian hospitality and how it is practiced in congregations today. While recognizing the challenges for embracing all people in the life of the church, Brinton offers a helpful guide for creating a hospitable congregation and welcoming others through spiritual formation, reconciliation, and outreach. He includes discussion questions and an action plan in each chapter.

Author Bio

Henry G. Brinton is Senior Pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He is a regular contributor to USA Today and the Washington Post, as well as the author of several books, including Balancing Acts: Obligation, Liberation, and Contemporary Christian Conflicts.

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