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52 Ways To Ignite Your Congregation. . .

Practical Hospitality 

Randy Hammer

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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation. . .Practical Hospitality, the first volume in the 52 Ways To Ignite Your Congregation series is a practical and timely resource for clergy and laity. Randy Hammer offers 52 short (one- to two-page) practical pointers to assist congregations in extending hospitality to newcomers, making them feel welcome, and taking positive steps to ensure they look forward to returning. Additionally, 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation. . .Practical Hospitality, includes: clever pull quotes for use on posters and in bulletins and newsletters; an appendix that gathers up the illustrations mentioned throughout; a checklist of items needing attention; questions for discussion and action; a selected annotated bibliography; and, as a bonus, several copy-ready bulletin inserts on various facets of hospitality.



52 WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR CONGREGATION, a popular series, provides pastors and church leaders with 52 practical ideas in each volume to motivate discipleship in their congregations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR of 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation. . .Practical Hospitality

RANDY HAMMER is pastor of United Church, Chapel on the Hill, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He earned his M.Div. from Memphis Theological Seminary and his D.Min. from Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary.

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Publisher: The Pilgrm Press
ISBN: 978-0-8298-1825-3

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