Hospitality, Worship, And Evangelism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Many churches give little thought to including the visitor and the stranger in their worship services. Familiar habits and stale worship forms can unintentially leave the outsider feeling unwelcome. This article attempts to correct this oversight by pointing out the sociological necessity of making the worship service accessible to all who attend.

The way most congregations of the mainline churches treat strangers in public worship reminds me of the liberal couple in the Hepburn and Tracy...


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