Extending an invitation, setting up an appropriate site, preparing food and drink, and planning a program at home are all aspects of home-based hospitality that translate very well into church-based hospitality.
As part of Social Media Week, the Pappas Group engaged experts about the best approaches to building a hospitality brand online and help any business find a leg up on industry competition. Here are the top 5 things we learned.
I was the CEO of a hotel company for two dozen years. Now, I'm on the other side of the counter... I'm the guest. Here are my revelations about how the hotel industry needs a "wake-up call" with respect to improving the guest experience.
By creating welcoming threshold places and training members to practice good Christian hospitality, congregations can help people to feel comfortable as they move from the outside world to the inside of the church for the very first time.
Mrs. Higinbotham is never in a hurry. "Mrs. Higs," as I've come to call her, does not have 100 things to do, or at least she never acts like she does. She only has to do this very present thing and be in the moment with us now.
Thinking about sneaking in a spontaneous getaway to somewhere special? Were you considering a bed and breakfast, but dismissed the idea because you weren't sure what to expect or afraid you might not like it? Well, leave your preconceived notions at the door.
Early in my life I was told to be careful how I treated strangers because I might be entertaining angels without realizing it. A few days ago a small clan of angels arrived on my patio without my invitation or knowledge.
We are a less hospitable nation. Hospitality has been exchanged for a heightened hostility. Let's call it pepper spray hospitality, which is, in fact, no hospitality at all. We are a spray first, ask questions later, kind of society.
It's time to invite the Occupy Movement to church! And Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion. Have some of the young protesters -- the "99ers" as they're becoming known -- from this rapidly growing movement over for a big holiday dinner!
The first place you should visit to find out about a new country is a local barbershop or beauty salon. The operative word is 'local.' In shops that cater to tourists, you may learn about the other tourists but you won't learn much about the place you are visiting.