1 Peter 4: 10 -11 (NIV)
“Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

Help your students understand the role of a host / hostess. Facilitate conversations about guests they may have had in their home, what was done to serve those guests, how the guests may have felt, how the host may have felt.

Look for authentic opportunities for your students to be hosts / hostesses:

  • Guest students in the classroom
  • Reading buddies
  • Parent / volunteers in the school
  • Supply teachers

Discuss the differences between “entertaining” and “Christ-like hospitality”.

Take a deeper dive into the Parable of the Good Samaritan. (Luke 10)  Who showed hospitality?

What does it mean to “Love your neighbor as yourself?” (Lev. 19:18, James 2:8)

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Stacy Kok is a Senior Kindergarten teacher and Teaching for Transformation early adopter at Cairn Christian School in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Stacy is originally from Tennessee, USA and moved to Ontario, Canada in 1999, after teaching at a missionary school in Indonesia. While teaching in Indonesia, Stacy met her future husband who is originally from Grimsby, Ontario. Both Stacy and her husband spent a total of 5 years teaching in Indonesia before moving to Toronto. Stacy took time away from classroom teaching and devoted her time and energy to their 4 children. Seven years ago, Stacy returned to the classroom after serving 4 years on staff at her church as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Over the past 7 years, Stacy has had her teaching degree from Tennessee transferred to the OTC and has also received her Christian School Teacher’s Certificate. Stacy is currently enrolled as a part-time student with the Institute of Christian Studies in the Master of Arts (Philosophy) in Educational Leadership.