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1 hospice hospitality tool


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1 hospice hospitality tool

  1. 1. The Hospice-Hospitality Tool - 0 -
  2. 2. How does your congregation currently behave? <ul><li>congregations have a cultural mid-point... </li></ul>-1-
  3. 3. That midpoint will behave as if the church is: - On H ospice - A H ospital - Into H ospitality ©this tool is from Ed Kail -2-
  4. 4. Hospice Churches <ul><li>Are focused on buildings and reducing costs </li></ul><ul><li>May feel isolated </li></ul><ul><li>May be of any size </li></ul>-3-
  5. 5. Hospice Churches need to think realistically about how to use their remaining time -4-
  6. 6. Hospital Churches <ul><li>Are focused on meeting the needs of those inside their walls </li></ul><ul><li>May feel comforting and comfortable </li></ul>-5-
  7. 7. Hospital Churches need to be honest about their “in-house” perspective on mission -6-
  8. 8. Hospitality Churches <ul><li>Are focused on those outside their walls </li></ul><ul><li>They are committed to meeting the needs of their community </li></ul>-7-
  9. 9. Hospitality Churches need to be clear that the love of Jesus is what drives them outward -8-
  10. 10. How does your congregation behave? H ospice - 1/2 way - H ospital - 1/2 way - H ospitality -9-
  11. 11. Every church has problems and opportunities Hospice Churches may become depressed and past oriented, But, they can make choices that will both care for their membership and leave a legacy. -10-
  12. 12. Every church has problems and opportunities Hospital Churches may become a self-centered clique, Or they can become mission minded, winsome examples of Christian community. -11-
  13. 13. Every church has problems and opportunities Hospitality Churches may lose their Christian identity and become a social club, But, they are in the best position to grow and spread the Gospel. -12-
  14. 14. Remember, we are talking about behavior. Group behavior can change, but it takes intentional leadership. -13-
  15. 15. Reality Check 101 <ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>H-H-H tool was developed by Ed Kail. He and Julia Kuhn Wallace also developed the Partnersteps shared ministry resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Small Church Commission is an agency of the Western PA Conference, UMC. </li></ul><ul><li>Reality Check 101 text by Bill Kemp. He is also the author of other resources relating to church change found at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>