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The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is to bring honor and glory to God by providing a warm spirit of Christian friendliness to all guests so that each guest will feel our genuine Christian warmth, and first-time visitors will return.

Hospitality is " the window to the church." A smile and a warm hello can go a long way not only to newcomers but to all of the church body. Committed members who are concerned and sensitive to the needs of others are a vital ingredient to the hospitality of Goodwill. We are ambassadors for Christ and the church as a whole.

The Hospitality Ministry fulfills a very important role when people gather for worship. How they do their tasks, how they deal with people, how they conduct themselves, their appearance, their sense of reverence, and their ability to convey authentic hospitality—all of these can have a great influence on the way people react to the church. They are perceived as "exhibit A" of the congregation’s nature and mission. By the time visitors reach the sanctuary, they have already formed an opinion.

Every person who comes to church has a common need of acceptance. To a visitor, warmth, genuine friendliness, and caring are the most important qualities of a church and visitors seem to know immediately if they are in a place of welcome and acceptance.

No matter how great the music or how helpful the sermon, what happens upon arrival and departure makes a lasting impression on people who visit the church. When people return home, the impressions and opinions of the church and especially that of the congregation have been significantly shaped by the kind of hospitality that was provided.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 

Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 

1 Peter 4:8-9 Hospitality volunteers make that kind of difference!