MAKE OTHERS AT HOME HERE. Warmly welcome newcomers and visitors.  Offer your name with a smile. Reach out and greet the person you don’t know after worship, during Coffee Hour, in Youth Group or Sunday School. Show a genuine interest in others. 
a Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15: 7)
b Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. 2 Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it.  (Hebrews 13:1-2)
Ideas for Action: Look for someone you don’t know very well. Invite that person for coffee, a walk or a meal and get to know them. Keep your eyes peeled for the guest or visitor at our church and offer your name and a smile of welcome. Stay open to adding a new friend.


Daily Devotionals

THINK: This list describes a women who is to be made a leader of the church but we should extend that list to any leader. Hospitality is central. Imagine if that is what we were known by, that we welcome people. The mark of a faithful christian is to be a person who looks to Make Others at Home Here.
PRAY: the Spirit would be at work in your own heart to grow a desire for hospitality.
THINK: Again on the list of necessary qualities to be found found in an elder, we find hospitality. There is a certain “first shall be last” quality to affirm that leaders must be willing to welcome anyone and everyone. When we Make Others at Home Here we put ourselves in PRAY: that the Spirit would reveal how your pride gets in the way.
THINK: When we Make Others at Home Here,race or riches should make no difference. We might be naturally drawn to the people who are like us or people who we are impressed by, but that’s not what home is about. You feel at home when you are comfortable and welcomed no matter how you look or what state you are in.
PRAY: God would give you opportunities to welcome someone who doesn’t feel welcomed.
THINK: Making Others at Home Here is not always easy. Sometimes it involves staying late when you would rather be home or putting in energy when you are drained. It’s easy to lose sight of the bigger plan you are a part of. When you Make Others at Home Here, you extend the grace and welcome of God and invite them into a community where they can know Him.
PRAY: God you give you the energy to practice Hospitality at FPC.
THINK: Ever since high school there has been an in-crowd and an out-crowd. Sadly, church can be no different. There is an innate desire to form a closed group because it’s comfortable and its safe. When you Make Others at Home Here, you risk them changing your home but you also see new life brought to the church through them.
PRAY: the Spirit would give you eyes to see how people are left out at FPC.
THINK: You aren’t welcomed by God because of your accomplishments and goodness. You are welcomed by Him because while you were still a sinner Jesus died for you. When you were distant and in rebellion Jesus reached out to you. When you Make Others at Home Here you get to extend Christ’s welcome to people who need it.
PRAY: God would increase your understanding of what He has done for you.


Devotional Guides

SERIES ONE  Printable copy of Way #11 Devotionals (Small Group Guide)
SERIES TWO Printable copy of Way #11 Devotionals (Series Two)