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Is My Youth Group Hospitable?

Do We . . .

  • Youth 2015Know everyone’s name?     Yes___ No___
  • Assign people to greet visitors and regulars?     Yes___ No___
  • Invite youth in the church and community to join us?     Yes___ No___
  • Respect everyone’s opinion?     Yes___ No___
  • Listen to and pray for one another?     Yes___ No___
  • Treat one another as children of God?     Yes___ No___

 

If you answered NO more often than YES, challenge your youth group to practice hospitality. Think about the young people in your church and community who are not a part of your youth group. Come up with ways to . . .

  • invite them to be part of your time together.
  • make your meeting space more welcoming.
  • cultivate in your own lives an attitude of acceptance and respect for others.
  • hold one another accountable to your commitment to show hospitality.

—from devozine (March/April 2007). Copyright © 2007 by Upper Room Ministries. All rights reserved.

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