How does hospitality make a difference in your home, neighborhood, and city? Our guest today says that as Christians the simplest and most effective way to change the world may begin with an invitation to dinner. Brandon Clements has been inviting people over for dinner and conversation for many years and he and his family have seen God work through the sharing of lives with neighbors and others God has brought along their path. We will hear one of those transformation stories Wednesday as well as ideas on how to begin this ministry of hospitality.
How do you create a culture in church where everyone is taken care of? How does the community best reach out to help the lonely find family and the unwanted to experience belonging? Ken and Deb talk with Lee Eclov Wednesday about hospitality at church. We'll explore some of the best practices of a welcoming church that feels like home.
Brandon Clements has been in ministry for 10 years. He served on a church planting team at Midtown Fellowship in Columbia, SC where he was ordained and served as a pastor. He and his wife Kristi created a Christ-centered recovery ministry for anything that feels "unbeatable" in life, targeting a growing church of college students and millennials. He currently serves as co-pastor of a new church plant, Midtown Fellowship Lexington, SC, has authored 2 books and is Dad to 3 wonderful children.
Lee Eclov is Senior Pastor of the Village Church of Lincolnshire in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where he has served since 1998. Previously, he served as pastors in Pennsylvania and Deerfield, Ill. His columns on preaching and his sermons appear regularly at www.PreachingToday.com and he is a Contributing Editor of Leadership Journal. He has been an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for over ten years, currently teaching pastoral counseling. Lee is a native of South Dakota and the product of a rural church. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for nearly 40 years and have one son, Anders.
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