Hospitality. That word can bring with it a whole lot of expectations and anxiety. Inviting people into your home might feel like inviting judgment on your entertaining skills and stress on your already maxed-out schedule. It might feel impossible or overwhelming to make food, clean the house, decorate, and facilitate conversation.
We’ve been there, too.
But what if you had a friend who was an expert at opening her door? What if she came alongside you to share simple ways to overcome those obstacles and help you lean into the gift of opening your door? What if the how-to’s of hosting people in your home didn’t have to get in the way of the get-to of welcoming people into your heart and pointing them to Christ?
And what if we could learn all of this together?
We’d love to invite you to join us as we kick off a book club featuring our new book — Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation, by Jen Schmidt!
Grab your neighbors and girlfriends, or get a quiet moment by yourself, and tune in to listen to Jen and a few of her friends chat their way through the themes of Just Open the Door.
Starting April 30th, we’ll share a Facebook Live video at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT) every Monday in our very own private Facebook group. Not on Facebook? Not to worry! We’ll email you the videos every week during the book club.
Here’s a schedule of Jen’s friends who will be joining us as we unpack the book:
- April 30th – Crystal Paine
- May 7th – Karen Ehman
- May 14th – Melissa Michaels
- May 21st – Ruth Chou Simons
We can’t wait for you to meet them! These are dear friends of Jen and some of our favorite writers and speakers. They live out biblical hospitality in their own lives, and we can’t wait to learn all their secrets!
Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, Jen and her friends will give you their best practical ideas that are easy for anyone to implement! You’ll come away with tools for simple food prep, cleaning made easy, creating a welcoming ambiance with what you already have, and guiding meaningful conversations without a ton of stress.
It’s completely free to join this book club, but we need you to sign up so we can add you to our private Facebook group where we’ll share those weekly videos and other encouragement (and you need to sign up if you’re not on Facebook too, so we can email the videos to you). We can’t wait to get comfy and get real about hospitality — together!