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The 2020 Innovative Hospitality Vision

The Innovative Hospitality Vision came from a big picture moment at the beginning of 2016, from a lead up of individual puzzle pieces coming together to form a full picture. In living the days and weeks of my life, I had only seen fragments of what was happening in the here and now.

I realised that seemingly random tasks and projects that God had given me were not at all random, but always had a purpose. Somehow it fit into the grander scheme of things. I remembered, “He makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him.” (Romans 8:28)

I was in a team meeting and suddenly all the different elements of what I had done in the past started coming together. From leading the kitchen here at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Perth, running the café, leading the hospitality ministry to leading mission trips; these things started to fit together naturally as the plan for the future unfolded before my eyes.

The Future / The 2020 Innovative Hospitality Vision

The Innovative Hospitality Visual Roadmap for 2020The fulfilment of this plan would require two important elements: collaboration and multiplication. It would take many people of one heart and mind collaborating on it. And it would also need to multiply itself to reach the full maturity.

The plan is simple — create a launching pad anchored by elements of hospitality to kick-start multiple creative and innovative ministries for world transformation.

For example:

  1. A café space with elements of fashion retail that would sell products that ethically hires and provides a living wage to people in developing nations
  2. A warehouse type space that would allow for different creative industries to design and market products that would sustain and develop communities in need
  3. A hotel or a restaurant that would fully sustain an orphanage in a developing nation

I’ve always believed that restaurants, cafes and hotels have the great capacity to care for and bless the world. This plan would not only facilitate that, but at the same time allow for various creative ministries to partner and collaborate together.

This brings me to the second point – I have always envisioned a partnership between the hospitality industry and the sphere of creative arts. It is a natural fit, as both areas are a necessity for healthy communities to exist. Innovative hospitality is important to see community transformation.

The plan is simple — create a launching pad anchored by elements of hospitality to kick-start multiple creative and innovative ministries for world transformation.

All this in Context of YWAM Perth

YWAM Perth is an international community of believers who are dedicated to seeing the Great Commission fulfilled and this Innovative Hospitality plan is geared towards multiplying our ministries and growing our presence in missions.

In the next four years, we will be looking at starting all forms of creative endeavours that are partnered with aspects of hospitality such as guest houses and cafes.

The one I am most excited about is a warehouse type space that would house artists and makers who are passionate about crafting items that would benefit developing communities around the world. This space would be anchored together by a café that serves the public as well as the community the warehouse shelters.

The Bread and More Discipleship Training School (DTS)

The Bread and More DTS will be the main vehicle of recruitment for this project. We are looking to train our first batch of students this October to discover their passions as well as develop strategies to reach nations through innovative ideas.

As we step into this next phase, we will need to be seriously thinking of future team members and creating a space for them to launch off from. Come and join us if you feel your heart tugged towards an endeavour of this sort, or refer us to your contacts who you think might be interested.