Practicing God’s Radical Hospitality



Every organization struggles with the challenges of change and difference. The church is no exception. But people and organizations can learn to respond to growth and change in constructive ways. As the author says, “If we put a pot of water on the stove, add some fresh vegetables, but don’t turn the heat on, it will never be soup. If we put it on high and leave it, it’ll turn to mush. A practiced cook learns to bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down to let it simmer. Along the way, she stirs the pot occasionally and adds salt, herbs or other seasonings to enhance the flavor of the vegetables.” In short, individuals and organizations can learn to embrace change for enrichment, transformation and growth, and, in fact, might find that they need to seek and effect change in order to more effectively live the gospel message of God’s radical hospitality. This resource uses the mutual invitation process for Bible study about God’s radical hospitality.