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Radical Hospitality

Christian hospitality is the active desire to invite, welcome, receive, and care for those who are strangers so that they find a spiritual home and discover for themselves the unending richness of life in Christ.

Radical describes that which is drastically different from ordinary practice, outside the normal, that which exceeds expectations and goes the second mile.

Practicing Radical Hospitality means we present the absolute utmost of ourselves, our creativity, and our abilities to offer the gracious invitation and welcome of Christ to others.


—Bishop Robert Schnase on Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: Passionate Worship 2008

In all that we do as the congregation of Tuskawilla United Methodist Church we seek to incarnate our mission to be a place where all people Belong, Grow, and Serve. A word often used by people to describe our congregation is family. As a church family we
F keep the First Things First—Faith with God and Faith with Family
A believe All Are Welcome and all means all
M share a Ministry of All Believers
I live and thrive best as an Intergenerational Culture
L are led and Lead From The Heart
Y affirm that God began, continues, and Begins God’s Work In You.
From John Wesley’s intentional organization of the Methodist Movement we received our example of how we are to care for one another in our church family; we are one another’s keeper, and gladly so. As the Apostle Paul writes to the Christians in Corinth, “If one part [of the Body of Christ] suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part gets the glory, all the parts celebrate with it” (I Corinthians 12:26).

Our church family is not complete or closed; it is ever expanding, welcoming, and including new sisters and brothers in faith. We welcome and honor the gifts that each person offers at Christ’s table as part of our church family. We know that united under the lordship of Jesus Christ we will accomplish abundantly more for God’s Kingdom. We welcome you and hope that you find in us gracious hosts, family in the faith journey, and generous friends.

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