Church Hospitality: A Short Guide
Church hospitality isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s essential. Here are 4 practical ways to prepare for the 2 types of guests you should expect.
November 18, 2020
I’d love for you to meet John Holtkamp.
John is the Church Apps Technical Director here at Tithe.ly, which means he’s at the forefront of leading our church apps team. John and his team are responsible for maintaining our church app platform local churches can use to boost engagement.
John is also active in his local church where he is a service director and works with the media team throughout the week, which helps him to continually keep his finger on the pulse of what churches need. He also works with a number groups and ministries within the church and preaches when he has the opportunity. He’s a devoted husband and father, as well as an avid runner.
We recently asked John a few questions to get to know him better. Read on!
A: ChurchLink was acquired by Tithe.ly in February 2018, and I was working for ChurchLink at the time—so that brought me into the Tithe.ly family. I had actually met Dean Sweetman (one of the founders of Tithe.ly) at a convention and we stayed connected over the years. God did what God does and connected the dots that brought me to a place where eventually we were working together.
The best part about working with Tithe.ly is the freedom to work remotely with an incredible team that gets to help define the direction of an entire industry as we dream of new ways to help people connect with God.
A: Finding the sweet spot where I am able to make a living doing something I love for the kingdom.
A: Communication is so important in the church, so if we are going to ignore ChMS, Giving, and a Church App (all Tithe.ly), I would say a communication app like Slack. I think that if a church can integrate something like that into volunteer teams, it can solve many issues if done correctly.
A: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Thanks for reading along! Stay tuned to meet more of the Tithe.ly team!