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Big Hospitality— Live November Webinar with Rachel Jankovic

Watch Rachel Jankovic's webinar where you get principles, tips, & practical encouragement on how to practice big hospitality. Like serving 30 people from a single home kitchen.

You get four videos where you learn

  • biblical principles behind hospitality
  • the value of biblical hospitality
  • what biblical hospitality accomplishes
  • practical applications for big hospitality
  • menu planning
  • how to deal with hospitality problems

It features a downloadable menus and Q&A to help you practice big hospitality. Here's a sample of the questions answered in the webinars.

Part 1: Comfort

  • How do you be persistent when many Christians in your community have super busy schedules and rarely say "yes"?
  • When you take on supplying the food but someone asks what to bring, do you take them up on the offer?
  • What are rules in your home for where people/kids are and are not allowed to be? How do you monitor children throughout the home?
  • How do you deal with discipline issues with your own children in the middle of hospitality?
  • Ice-breakers for groups of people who don't know each other yet?
  • Suggestions for how to train your children to help prepare for guests?
  • How do you be hospitable when you live farther away from people, like in rural country?
  • How do you deal with other's people's children being bad in your house?

Part 2: Love

  • Could you give more examples of pulling vs pushing as a hostess? 
  • Tips on when your child vomits all over the walls?
  • How do you encourage yourself to keep pursuing obedience in showing hospitality when it seems like the favor is rarely returned to your family?
  • What if your house is not big enough to host everyone who wants to come?
  • How do you deal with people who try to dominate your home?
  • What's a good way to lower the volume when hosting in a tiny house as I don't want to be the person going around shushing people? 
  • I have a neighbor that I am trying to be hospitable to, but I homeschool, and she will frequently invite herself in while we are schooling: how do I handle that well? 
  • I enjoy hosting and do it regularly, but often I feel anxious and nervous and my guests don't feel at ease when I'm not: any advice for overcoming this?
  • Can you walk through how you deal with sin in the midst and in the pressure of getting things ready, as I catch myself getting snarky and flustered as all the things that need to be done?
  • Looking at last week's recipes, where do you buy your large amounts of curry powder? 
  • How often are you hosting people every week?
  • How do you decide between hospitality vs family time?
  • Do you announce your guest list to those you have invited to a gathering?
  • Can you talk about planning for hospitality, like planning out the whole year?
  • What do you mean when you say "daisy chain family"?
  • What are your suggestions for prioritizing hospitality vs family life?
  • What kind of drinks do you serve at soup night, or any kind of casual meal with lots of guests?
  • How do you budget hosting regularly?
  • Are you cooking/prepping all day Saturday?
  • How do you deal with birthday parties, as we have a lot of people whose feelings will be hurt if they don't get an invite so parties usually have 60-80 guests?
  • Do you always ask about food allergies or intolerances? 
  • Do your kids not play sports or have any extracurricular activities on Saturdays? 

Part 3: Joy

  • Everywhere we go COVID-19 and politics dominate the conversation: what is your suggestion for how to redirect the conversation without outright saying This topic is off limits? 
  • Do you have any easy soup recipes as we host a small group in our church every week?
  • How do I encourage my kids to see cleaning up after their friends as a joyful part of hospitality because my eight year old told me he doesn't like having people over sometimes because he doesn't want to clean up?
  • Do you think it is appropriate to use tithing money for hospitality?
  • How can I show hospitality when visiting other people's homes?
  • I just got married and am living in a 700 sq ft apartment: what advice do you have for those just starting out with hospitality in small spaces?
  • Do you have any suggestions for the constant use of phones by guests?
  • How should we respond to people asking Should I bring something?
  • What are your thoughts on setting the table (do you enjoy doing it and do you set it the same every time)?
  • Disposable or washable soup cups?
  • Do you still have Sabbath dinners on holidays and do anything special for these dinners like scripture readings?

Part 4: Hope

  • What is your advice for holding Sabbath dinner with young children as we tried having a family over but it only wore out the kids, making them unprepared for church?
  • In my country it is punishable by fine to gather together for a meal: worth it?
  • Is the biggest difference the attitude of the heart more than what the hospitality looks like?
  • Is it necessary to have a scripture reading at every hospitality event?
  • What are some hospitality hacks for mothers with young children?
  • Any tips for dealing with a grumpy guest who is making the other guests uncomfortable, when to overlook, when to come to the other guest's defense?
  • When making massive amounts of stuffing or salad dressing, is it possible to make those things in advance? Do you also have people over on Sundays?
  • Tips for how to involve kids 1-3 or doing big hospitality during the baby years?
  • How do you know when you are doing too much hospitality (kids 4, 2, 1, 4mo, and we try to have people over every week)?
  • Tips for making beautiful table settings on a budget?
  • Will long-term home repairs make guests uncomfortable to the point of hampering hospitality?
  • What does a day of preparing for hospitality look like for you (do you prep a lot in advance)?
  • After observing the Sabbath, what does Sunday breakfast and lunch look like?
  • Is the Saturday Sabbath dinner the time when you would have guests/new friends/unbelievers over as well?
  • Would you do an activity like reading a book to your kids and guest kids or just focus on the adults?
  • How do you figure out food portions and when double/triple/quadruple portions should be made?
  • Do you always use all your silverware, or do you bring it out for big hospitality?
  • What size coffee pot do you own?