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Open Doors. Open Hearts. Exploring Biblical Hospitality Together. 4 – 11 August 2024.

A gift, a command, a reflection of the gospel.

Hospitality is not just the responsibility of those who welcome congregations into church or serve refreshments after the service. Nor is it reserved for those who receive hospitality as a spiritual gift.

We are all called to extend hospitality to those around us.

Biblical hospitality is both action and affection. It is receiving and serving others with our hands and our hearts, inviting them into the family of God. With open doors and open hearts, we can welcome others into a space where they are seen, where they are loved and where they are valued. Into a space where they can meet with Jesus and discover the fullness of life as God intended.

As followers of Jesus, we are to extend that invitation to everyone; to those we know and those we don’t, to those who are like us and those who are not.

In this eight day series, we take a closer look at examples and stories of hospitality found in the Bible and make time reflect on how we can practice hospitality well with our own lives.

Explore biblical hospitality with us from 4 – 11 August 2024.

    Get your reading plan
    There are a few ways to access the ‘Open Doors. Open Hearts’ reading plan:

    • on the Bible App this material is available as a reading plan on the Bible App by YouVersion
    • digital journal – a full colour journal, designed for use on a device or for professional printing
    • print journal a journal format designed for printing at home

    Host a small group
    Gather your people – your family, your friends, your church, your small group, your music group, your colleagues – and go on this journey together. Whether in person or on the Bible App, invite others to read with you. Each day ends with a question for personal reflection or, depending on the intimacy of your small group, discussion.

    Use the material in your corps
    Share this invitation with others in your corps or church community. Share this link and find promotional material for use in your corps.

    Connect with others
    Follow @SalvArmySpiritualLife on Facebook and Instagram to receive prompts on your feed each day, to connect with others who are reading and be encouraged.

    Find artwork to help you share this plan with others in ‘promotional material’. This pack includes:

    • presentation slide
    • artwork for Facebook, Instagram, X and WhatsApp
    • invitation flyer
    • poster

    This material has been produced by the International Spiritual Life Development team. If you would like to get in touch, please contact