If hospitality is one of things that a pastor ought to do, this also means that the pastor needs to create time in his week so he can do hospitality with his family. Hospitality should not be crowded out by all the other things that come with the job. In our years at Petersham Baptist, there were times when Dave had so many meetings and other responsibilities in his week that we struggled to do hospitality properly. Looking back, we realise that we should have said no to some things in order to create time in our week for hospitality.
What lessons have you learnt (from your own experience, or from what you've seen in others) about how to do that? How can we resist the structures and temptations and tendencies that crowd out hospitality, or that set up 'ministry' as something that takes place everywhere but in the home?