Open Home, Open Hearts

By providing a comfortable atmosphere where Christianity is lived out and where non-Christians feel at ease, homes can be great tools for bringing people to Christ.

God has given many Christians the gift of hospitality. By providing a comfortable atmosphere where Christianity is lived out and where nonChristians feel at ease, homes can be great tools for bringing people to Christ. Try some of these "inreach" ideas in your home.

Dinners for Eight

Dinners for Eight are popular among our church's membership. Eight people gather for dinner, fellowship, and fun. By including a few nonChristians, new relationships often emerge—leading to invitations to Sunday school classes, worship services, and special church events where the gospel is presented.

Fondue Party

Who can resist chocolate? Invite a group over with the explicit invitation to "Fondue and a Discussion on the Christian Faith." Enjoy socializing and dessert. Then have a spiritually mature person make a 10-minute presentation on the relevancy of a relationship with Christ. Open a discussion time for guests to ask questions A group of 20 people is best, half nonChristians.

Variations on this theme could include evangelistic barbecues, coffee tasting parties, or burrito bars.

Literary Society Reading groups have gained popularity over the past few years. Begin your own literary society that includes seekers. Gather monthly in a living room to discuss, debate, and dissect a selected reading. Choose Christian and secular authors. Whatever book is chosen, believers can contribute a Christian perspective to the discussion. Encourage an atmosphere of intellectual honesty where believers and nonbelievers alike stretch their thinking.

Youth House

Teenagers love to just hang out. They appreciate homes where they are welcomed, where a whole-some atmosphere provides a place for friendships, and where parents are involved and listen. Maybe your ...

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