Hospitality Through Mentoring
In the movie War Room, an 80-year-old woman becomes friends with her real estate agent. As their friendship develops, it goes from strictly professional to Miss Clara teaching the real estate agent about the importance of prayer. Neither had an agenda; they merely got together and shared about their lives.
Often in our jam-packed schedules, hospitality gets pushed to the back burner, buried under kids’ after school activities, church programs and work schedules. As Christians, Titus 3 teaches us our role as women.
Mentoring is perhaps the best way to have an impact on the people in our church. But how does hospitality play a role?
You can mentor with others in your church and extend hospitality at the same time. By meeting with others at your home, you can make others feel welcome with food and a place to meet, you can also speak into each other’s lives with your wisdom and knowledge.
You can also meet at a restaurant as well. Treating a friend to lunch or a drink while meeting can also display hospitality. Giving the smallest token of generosity can make even the newest Christian feel welcome.
Mentoring can also be a form of hospitality. Mentoring just doesn’t have to be agenda driven, with a schedule and a set of goals, the best mentoring happens when two like-minded individuals get together to do life together.
Can you spare a bit of your time and effort to make someone else feel welcome and impact their lives forever? Hospitality through mentoring is the best way to do that.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor’s wife and mother. She also teaches writers’ workshops for various places such as the Montrose Christian Writers conference. She is a member of the Christian Author’s Network and Advanced Writers’ and speakers Association. For more info, please visit her website at www.michellelazurek.com