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Loving Your Church by Making Space for Everyone

How every church member can be like Jesus by making newcomers and outsiders feel part of the church family

Part of the Love Your Church series.

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Walking into church can be intimidating, whether for the first time or after a period of absence, whether you are a non-believer or a believer. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your church was a place where everyone received a warm welcome? A place where newcomers can quickly feel at home and where non-believers receive the welcome of God’s people alongside the welcome of Jesus?

This warm, practical book by Jen Oshman explores what the Bible says to help readers discover how to make space for others, however different they are to them, in their church and in their lives. She also gives practical advice, drawing on good practice from churches around the world in a range of situations. In a world of division, individualism and isolation, readers will see that their church can witness to Christ by being a place of welcome, community and connection.

Whether you’re a pastor looking to encourage your congregation to welcome others or a church member wanting to see unbelievers come to faith and help everyone feel part of the family, this resource is for you.

There are discussion questions at the end of every chapter with action steps, making it ideal to read as a small group or even a whole church. Accompanying free downloads are available that can be used for small groups. There are downloadable worksheets, a PDF version of the book's discussion guide, introductory videos for each chapter and more.

This book is part of the Love Your Church series, a collection of thoughtful and practical books that will inspire every church member with a biblical vision of what it means to be a local community of God’s family. Church members can explore together what it means to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve and to honour one another, and to witness and send people out to spread the gospel.

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Contents

  • Introduction
    1. How Jesus Welcomes Us
    2. The Radical Welcome of the Early Church
    3. This Church Opens Wide Her Doors
    4. Welcome to the Family
    5. Welcoming Way beyond Sunday
    6. Systems and Strategies for Sunday and Every Day
    7. An Outward Focus
    Conclusion: As We Have Been Welcomed…

Specification

Contributors Jen Oshman
Format Audiobook
First published January 2023
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company
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