Just Imagine

The Joy of God’s Hospitality Overflowing with Loving Relationships

by Dianne B. Salter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781973660569
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781973660552

About the Book

In our everyday lives, we are often expected to offer hospitality to others we meet, yet for Christians and church leaders, hospitality can mean so much more. What is hospitality in the spiritual sense? Why do we extend God’s hospitality? Who is called to offer this hospitality? And how do we live out God’s hospitality?

Just Imagine: The Joy of God’s Hospitality Overflowing with Loving Relationships answers these questions and more about Christian hospitality. Author Dianne B. Salter explains how this is not a program; it is a Christian lifestyle, especially in the church, the body of Christ. God’s hospitality must be supported and promoted by the pastor and by the church governing group. But it will be effective only if the people in the pews take leadership, advocate for it, and sincerely practice this new lifestyle.

Based on scriptural directives, Just Imagine advocates friendship evangelism, building relationships, and creating ministries for those not currently a part of the church. All chapters end with Hospitality Challenges that help individuals and the church to just imagine what they might become if they truly practiced God’s hospitality.

About the Author

Dianne B. Salter was raised by a welcoming Christian family, and a faith-filled church nurtured Dianne by providing her with many experiences of God’s love. For twenty years she joyfully directed children, youth, and adults within the church to discover that love. She came to realize that God longed to be in relationship with those outside the church—especially the poor, the unchurched, ethnic groups, young adults, and many who had dropped out. As an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Dianne helps churches across denominations realign their vision and develop a hospitality that flows through all a church does. Ministry with the poor is near to her heart and was the focus of her doctor of ministry studies at Wesley Theological Seminary.