Insight 257: FaithSoaring Churches Use Food and Drink as a Relationship Building Activity
Congregations seeking to transform do not see placing coffee and donuts on a table as sufficient for relationship building. While people may slow down to pick up one or both, they do not necessarily have quality interaction with anyone. People serving and talking are essential.
Coffee and donuts on a table without persons trained in hospitality interaction may be a waste. Also, coffee and donuts are not the refreshments of champions. Deeper thought needs to be given to the menu of items available. Healthy items are essential. Also, the quality of the items provided needs to be high.