Home Group Host Expectations
Welcome to the Heart of Our Ministry
Dear Home Gathering Host, We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey together as we embrace a new model of ministry at Riverfront Family Church. This innovative approach places the heart of our community within the intimate setting of Small Home Gatherings, with a monthly Corporate Large Group worship to foster a deeper connection with God and one another. As a Home Gathering Host, your role is pivotal in making this vision a reality. Your warmth, hospitality, and open home will create an inviting and nurturing space for spiritual growth and fellowship. Here are your key responsibilities: 1. Open Your Home with Open Arms:
Your home will be the sanctuary where our Small Home Gatherings unfold. Welcome between 6 to 12 people each week, fostering a sense of intimacy and community.
Ensure your space is clean and conducive to spiritual discussions and reflection.
2. Provide Basic Hospitality:
Create an atmosphere of comfort by offering simple refreshments such as coffee, tea, and water. These modest offerings will enhance the sense of togetherness.
You need not be a gourmet chef or barista; the essence is in the shared moments around your table.
3. Extend the Gift of Welcome:
As the Home Gathering Host, your friendly demeanor will set the tone for each meeting. Greet everyone with an open heart and a warm smile.
Make an effort to get to know newcomers and make them feel included. Your role is to foster a sense of belonging.
Key Distinction: Facilitator vs. Host:
It's important to note that your role as a Home Gathering Host is distinct from that of the group facilitator. While the facilitator guides the discussions and activities, your role is centered on creating an inviting environment.
The Power of Your Contribution:
As a Home Gathering Host, you play a vital part in our church community. You are the guardian of the sacred space where faith is nurtured, relationships are deepened, and lives are transformed. Your commitment to opening your home, providing hospitality, and offering a warm welcome contributes immeasurably to the success of this ministry model.
Support and Resources:
We value your dedication and will provide you with resources and support to help you thrive in your role. Regular meetings and training sessions will be available to enhance your hosting skills and address any questions or concerns.
In this new model of ministry, you are not just hosting gatherings; you are fostering an environment where people can experience God's love and grow spiritually. Your contributions will be cherished, and your dedication will be the cornerstone of our church community.