Hospitality Seminar

Serving the nations.

Training Overview


The time has come to send a fresh wave of biblical hospitality across the globe. Whether in our YWAM ministries, in our homes or the local church. Hospitality is an expression of God’s heart to His people and it is a biblical command. It opens doors and hearts that may never be opened otherwise and as we allow it be become a part of our lifestyle it will ultimately affect all aspects of society. As we create a welcoming atmosphere through hospitality we have the ability to draw in and minister to people from all walks of life.

School Details

“For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.”

Mark 9:41 King James Version (KJV)


This seminar is for those who are looking to be trained and empowered in dynamic leadership, loving your neighbor, and creating meaningful events through a lifestyle of hospitality. This seminar will leave participants feeling equipped and overflowing with God’s heart for hospitality.

Seminar Includes

This seminar will be filled with workshops led by teachers in their area of expertise. It will cultivate an atmosphere of creativity and will give the participants the opportunity to express their creativity in food, communication and design. This seminar is a U of N accredited course. 

Topics to be covered:


• Heart of hospitality and celebration
• Biblical hospitality
• Cross cultural hospitality
• Hospitality within a community
• Event planning and hosting
• Effective communication
• Hostmanship
• Preparing and receiving of a guest
• Creating a refreshing Guestroom
• Culinary trends and preparation
• Leading a team
• Workshops: Tours of ministry,Flower arrangements, Table design, Culinary preparation, Menu planning, Card making, Watercolor art, Welcome and gift baskets, Etiquette and manners.

Seminar Outcome

Our goal for participants upon completion of this seminar is for them to implement God’s heart for hospitality in their lives including these areas:

  • Enhancing an event with hospitality and that ‘personal touch’ to make it a grand occasion
  • Hospitality become a natural outpouring in our lives thus enriching our leadership
  • Rich in conversation as we gather friends and strangers around a planned and thought out table
  • Honoring our guests from start to finish of their presence with us
  • Creating a place of rest and beauty for our guests

Speaker / Seminar Leader

Debbie Rottier

Author of “A Cup of Cold Water” Debbie Rottier is a well-known friend and colleague in the international YWAM family. Debbie worked alongside Darlene Cunningham for many years as they modeled their mutual gifting of hospitality. She is married to Arnold and has three adult children and a daughter in law. Debbie is passionate to gather people around her table and hear their stories. She always has time to plan one more party.

Beyond the Lectures

We believe in formal and informal learning. Stretch your understanding in the classroom. Live what you learn in the YWAM Lausanne community and beyond.



Want to know a not-so-secret secret? Switzerland is beautiful and super close to epic cities and nations. Grab some friends and train through Europe, Easyjet to Greece for an ice cream, ski on the Alps, tour a chocolate factory, explore a forest, visit a museum, or taste a delicious cheese fondue.



Be ready to show off your best beatbox or shred the air guitar with your friends for cafe night. Enjoy special games and meals for Swiss night and seasonal festivities such as Lunar New Year or Thanksgiving. As a community, we have the joy of gathering for times of worship, teaching and celebration.



You’ve studied, you’ve prayed, your heart is overflowing… now let it flow. The people of Lausanne need Jesus. As a community, we regularly go out into the city to worship, pray. Some conversations starters could be sharing some chocolat chaud, kicking a soccer ball with a Lausannoires and tourists, and engaging with the children's ministries.



Learn to love the nations. It starts by loving your roommates. Begin by sharing your favorite snack from home and learning the languages of friends from different nations. We are a beautifully diverse community from different cultures, churches, and generations seeking after Christ.

1 On 1 Discipleship

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