The Art of Hospitality Leader Kit

A Practical Guide for a Ministry of Radical Welcome

The Art of Hospitality Leader Kit
Author Debi Nixon
Author Yvonne Gentile
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 5/2020
Binding Kit
ISBN 9781501899553
Retail Price $105.99
Discount Price $84.79 (20% discount)
Engaging worship and intentional follow-up processes are important, but what compels guests to return to our churches is the warmth of our welcome and hospitality that goes beyond their expectations.

The Art of Hospitality, a new comprehensive program developed by hospitality experts from the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, promises to guide a local church in exactly what the program’s title implies: the artform of creating radical hospitality that infiltrates the heart and culture of the entire church. Complete with techniques and strategic planning throughout, The Art of Hospitality will effectively change how you do church, leaving guests surprised, delighted, and eager to return.

Loaded with key principles and methods honed by hospitality experts Debi Nixon and Yvonne Gentile in their work at The Church of the Resurrection, this program is designed to engage staff across all ministry areas in creating a common language around the ministry of welcome.

The kit includes:

The Art of Hospitality Book: Offers step-by-step actions that will help create a culture of radical hospitality in every area of your church.

The Art of Hospitality: Implementation Guide: Includes step-by-step implementation strategies for leadership teams tasked with developing and leading hospitality ministry.

The Art of Hospitality: Implementation DVD: A supplemental DVD to accompany Implementation with visual training in all areas of hospitality.

The Art of Hospitality: Companion Book: Three-chapter book for the congregation as a whole or small groups to coincide with a sermon series in order to prepare the hearts and minds of the people in the pews.

The Usher Greeter Handbook: Provides a guide to the responsibilities of those who are generally the first faces visitors encounter in church.

This compelling and practical program has been created by two hospitality leaders with credentials to claim their expertise: Debi Nixon is the Executive Director of ShareChurch, and Yvonne Gentile is the Senior Director of Guest Connections at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection—the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with more than 22,000 members and 13,000 average weekly attendees across its campuses.