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Coffee Is How the Church Welcomes Everyone

Coffee has long been a popular drink that provides a simple way for people to gather together and converse. Coffee shops were the main hubs that passed along ideas and information, but today coffee also serves as a key way for church members and visitors to mingle before or after a service.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

Serving coffee before or after church provides a simple way for people to gather for conversation and is an essential aspect of hospitality in America and in the church.

  • Building Community:Coffee has provided a critically important way for churches to build community by providing a simple way for people to interact with a cup in hand.
  • Do Communities Have Hubs for Conversation?Church coffee hours may be one of the few remaining conversation hubs in many communities now that the internet is so prevalent.
  • Hospitality Is Essential: Visitors recognize when a church fails to show hospitality, and a coffee ministry is just the beginning.

Did this article provide any ideas for your own “coffee connection” time?

 

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