Hospitality

The gift of Hospitality gives you the ability to be open and caring to those in need. You enjoy providing open arms, an open house, and a warm welcome for those in need of friendship, food, and lodging.

Scriptural References: 1 Peter 4:9-10, Acts 16:15, 3 John: 5-8

People with this gift:

  • provide an environment where people feel valued and cared for.
  • meet new people and help them to feel welcomed.
  • create a safe and comfortable setting where relationships can develop.
  • seek ways to connect people together into meaningful relationships.
  • set people at ease in unfamiliar surroundings.

A person with this gift is usually:

  • Friendly
  • Sociable
  • Trusting
  • Caring
  • Outgoing
  • Relational
  • Responsive
  • Indulgent

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Greeter, usher, serve or provide food for special events, Gathering Meal, Partner Dinners, small group host, Cooking Club, provide transportation, nursery, provide housing for visitors

This gift belongs to the category ASSISTANCE. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Helps, Mercy, Prayer, Serving.

Cautions for people with this gift: viewing their gift of hospitality as just “entertaining”; remembering to ask God whom to befriend and serve.