The West Houston Church of Christ is typical of many churches in North America that struggle to relate in meaningful ways to the surrounding culture. Over thirty years West Houston changed from a small, vibrant young church with a thriving family-like atmosphere to a large church in a new building, yet mourning its loss of family connections. It was struggling to find a new identity. In this article I discuss the ingrained sense of family that has served as the identity of West Houston and explore both theological and practical ways—specifically those involving missional hospitality—through which a church can navigate the uncharted waters of cultural change that we see all around us.
"Practicing Missional Hospitality in a Suburban Church,"
Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry: Vol. 3:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/discernment/vol3/iss2/2