Scripture commands Christians to be given to hospitality. At some point in history the church lost its connection with the command to pursue hospitality.
At ServantCARE, we are actively engaged in the practice of biblical hospitality and desire to see it restored to the Body of Christ. To that end we have established the following hospitality network.
Hospitality homes allow us a wonderfully practical way to "care for those who serve". These are privately owned, smoke free Christian homes made available by those with a heart for hospitality, and a desire to serve those in ministry. Some are available only overnight, while others are available for longer periods of time. Some are small homes with a spare bedroom while others are large and have amenities like pools, game rooms, and libraries. Some are immaculate and some are well lived in. Some are remotely located for those who need quiet rest, but most are centrally located to interstates for convenience. All have hosts with open arms and open hearts.
"If there is any concept worth restoring to its original depth and evocative potential, it is the concept of hospitality."
How to register to stay in a Hospitality Home (locations are located HERE):
Contact Cheryl Hollis at email@example.com or call 678-358-9830 with questions. Please mail (sorry, no emails) referral letter to ServanCARE, 101 Pickering Lane, Unit 101, Charleston, SC 29414.
If it is necessary for you to cancel a confirmed reservation, we will refund your fee minus the $25.00 non-refundable processing fee. Any cancellation made in less than 30 days of reservation will forfeit 50% of the service fee. On rare occasions our hosts may have to cancel after a reservation has been confirmed. We will make every effort to find alternative arrangements for you - either by rescheduling the dates or finding another location. If these arrangements cannot be made to your satisfaction, we will refund 100% of your payment, including the $25 processing fee.
We are sorry, but we are very limited in the accommodations we offer for long-term placements at the present time. Please see our "Resource Links" for possibilities that may help. Contact them directly through the information provided.
Using this website.
While every reasonable care has been taken to provide accurate information on this website, ServantCARE makes no representation or warranty (either express or implied) as to the completeness of the information or its suitability for any particular purpose. The information has been prepared for those interested in ministering to others through Biblical hospitality and those desiring to accept the hospitality of others. If you have a question about the information on this site you should contact the persons identified in the website for advice.
Liability is excluded.
By accessing the pages below, you agree that ServantCARE will not be liable for any loss and/or damages whatsoever that you may suffer and in particular ServantCARE will not be liable for special, consequential or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this website or the information or material contained in it, whether any claim is brought in contract, or tort (including negligence) or otherwise.
Wisdom and Responsibility is encouraged.
Scripture teaches hospitality and promises blessings to those who practice it. ServantCARE desires to facilitate Christian hospitality as a ministry and blessing to those who need it and to those who provide it. However, ServantCARE encourages wisdom and personal responsibility by all parties. Specifically, all parties are encouraged to contact the spiritual leaders (pastors, elders, deacons) or organizational leaders (church, mission or sending agency) for references if there is any question in your mind. ServantCARE has, however, either visited and approved the Hospitality Homes, or has on file recommendations from pastors and ministry directors for those hosting. Further, ServantCARE encourages clear communication between all parties regarding guidelines and expectations, especially for extended stays.
There is no charge at most Hospitality Homes, however this Hospitality Home referral ministry of ServantCARE is partially funded by the fees of those using the service. All fees are $15 (in US funds) per night (per family). Being a faith based ministry we rely partially on donations as well as minimal fees to provide this service. Checks are made out to ServantCARE and mailed to P.O. Box 172, Eufaula, Alabama 36027.
If you chose one of the referrals listed under "resource links" and want ServantCARE to coordinate the reservation there will be a $25 fee (in US funds) payable in advance for this service. If the accommodations are unavailable it is non-refundable as there is time and expense involved in the attempted reservation. All other financial arrangements regarding listings on the "resource links" must be between the parties/ministry involved.
We are so grateful to have you as a ServantCARE Hospitality Home host. Your servant hearts are a blessing to us and we desire to honor you in all we do together. To make your hosting a truly pleasurable time we have tried to think ahead and ask questions, and help with recommendations. We trust these will help make your hours with your guests a joyful time of creating memories.
Hospitality Homes were established to provide a low cost place for those in ministries to stay as they travel, whether on furlough, sabbatical, to attend a conference, or for ministry. ServantCARE will come for an overnight visit to meet you. We are a ministry that is strong on relationship and we don't just want to know you from a distance. You are a blessing and we want to know how we can be a blessing to you as well.
After you have completed everything in the host section we encourage you to take time to also read the policies for guests (located above this section) so you will know what our guidelines and expectations are for them before we send them to your home. We have found it to be a delightful arrangement for both host and guest. Often lasting relationships are developed.
As part of the registration process we request the following:
Have your pastor or ministry director send us a letter on the "ministry letterhead". If you are a pastor or the director of a ministry we suggest you use the chairman of your board. This letter should contain your involvement in Christian ministry or your involvement in your local church, with a recommendation to this hospitality home ministry as one who qualifies and who is of the utmost integrity. Have the letter include your name, address, phone number at home and cell, as well as e-mail. Have them include this line in the letter please, "I understand that I am acting in good faith in recommending ___________________ to the ministry of ServantCARE's Hospitality Homes." Have them sign and date it. Please mail (sorry, no emails) referral letter to: ServantCARE, 101 Pickering Lane, Unit 101, Charleston, South Carolina 29414. This must be received postal mail only so we have a hard copy for our files. Sorry, no e-mails.