Have you ever taken a dare? What about a double dog dare? Those are super hard to resist. What about a dare in the name of Jesus?
To be honest, I’ve never thought of a dare in the name of Jesus. It makes me all squirmy. Like it might be sacrilegious or something. But, when I read these words by Francis Schaeffer, my heart took the dare. Schaeffer, a theologian and founder of the L’Abri Community, is quoted in the book by Tim Chester, A Meal with Jesus. The context is hospitality, specifically opening your home, as part of mission.
Don’t start with a big program. Start personally and start in your home. I dare you. I dare you in the name of Jesus Christ. Do what I am going to suggest. Begin by opening your home for community. . . All you have to do is open your home and begin.
Would you be surprised if I told you two hours after I read these words my friend Krista texted to see if I wanted to collaborate with her on a Hospitality Dare? Krista is the brains behind the popular Meaning in a Minute — a series of 1-minute dares to to help you connect with the people you love. Small groups, churches, neighborhoods and families have all benefitted from her dares on marriage, teens, family, and holidays.
Krista and I have partnered together to offer you the 7-day Hospitality Dare. Outrageous!
We don’t have much time. Here’s what you need to do today, like right now.
Enter your email to sign up for the Hospitality Dare.
Beginning tomorrow and for the next seven days, you’ll receive a daily email which includes a short video of Krista and me presenting your daily dare. You’ll be directed back to me and I’ll share tips, printables, and creative ideas to help encourage you.
Think of the next seven days as a hospitality re-boot. A warm up to condition your heart. Each day you’ll be given a simple dare, a task that can be managed in a minute or so. For those of you wanting to dig a little deeper, we’ll present a challenge option. Either way, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of those around you, one minute at a time.
I’m excited! I think the Hospitality Dare will be a practical and meaningful way for us to spend our last week of 31 Days of Outrageous Hospitality together. Be sure to follow along on Facebook by “liking” the The Schell Cafe page. I’m sharing tips and recipes to go along with the Dare.
Day #23 Table Talk: Will you take the Hospitality Dare with me?