Radical hospitality: practicing God's welcome as the other in but out in a cross-racial and cross-cultural appointment and the effect on pastoral leadership and congregational life

Full Title
Radical hospitality: practicing God's welcome as the other in but out in a cross-racial and cross-cultural appointment and the effect on pastoral leadership and congregational life
Author
Young Ok Park
Abstract
This project addressed an urgent need of best practices of radical hospitality, God's welcome, at First United Methodist Church of Freeport in the Northern Illinois Conference. As its pastor, the author taught the congregation the best practice of radical hospitality, and instituted generational transition for 2014 church leadership. The hospitality ministries team was created. In eighteen months' practice and teaching of radical hospitality, most key leaders are now younger, relatively new, or more engaging. The hospitality and shepherding ministry team actively practices radical hospitality for the congregation. The congregation has been appreciative of the new culture of hospitality. Pastoral leadership reveals God's welcome that is playful and artful.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Bruce G Epperly
Language
English
Date
2014
Number of Pages
129