Entertaining seeks to impress people, hospitality seeks to bless people.

The hospitality seminar is for people who would like to grow in their understanding of spiritual and practical hospitality; whether that be in a ministry context or in their own personal lives. This is not a seminar about napkin-folding, and it’s not just for women! Hospitality is one of YWAM’s key foundational values, and is about learning how to leave people better than we found them.

Starting with a biblical understanding of God’s heart for hospitality, this seminar is a balance between teaching, practical skills, spiritual and character development – such as overcoming fear of inadequacy and holding back. This seminar is an opportunity to learn, grow and have fun!


“The Hospitality Seminar was one of my favorite learning experiences so far in my journey with YWAM. Each of our speakers introduced a fresh, and often surprising, perspective about radical, biblical hospitality and it¹s role in advancing the Kingdom of God. I came away full of insightful and applicable tools for serving others, both in ministry and in my home, and I was encouraged and strengthened through the many transparent testimonies shared with us throughout the week. This course is foundational to anyone serving in any ministry YWAM!
I¹m hoping to bring my growing Café team to the seminar this fall, and I¹m going to challenge other café teams across Europe to do the same!”
Laken Sandrød, YWAM Grimerud



DATES: 12 to 21 October 2017.

COST: £250


Typical content for the seminar includes:

  • What God’s word says about hospitality
  • Characteristics of a host or hostess
  • Why hospitality is important to us as a mission
  • How to prepare and receive guests
  • Preparing and receiving gifts.
  • The art of encouragement
  • Communication
  • Meaningful Mealtimes
  • The Family and Hospitality
  • Speaker Hospitality
  • Practical Creative Skills: Basic flower arranging, cards, baking and more..

Rita Pretorius

Rita is originally from South Africa, a long-term YWAM member she has worked in South Africa, Namibia, Thailand, Holland, and for the last 20 years has been in England as part of YWAM Harpenden. From the beginning Rita has been involved in hospitality and has trained many around the world on this topic.

Rita’s vision is to see to God’s heart for hospitality understood and multiplied. She lives what she teaches and is renowned for her attention to detail and ability to create a welcoming environment. She is also famous for her cream teas and cinnamon rolls!


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