My other website eyesoutward is an on-going adventure.
KindnesstoGo is a simple, quick, and fun way to move people into the outreach arena. People pick up items during or after a service. Simple instructions are attached to the outreach item. People follow the instructions and reach out to their community.
For example: Gift Bag Outreach
Packed gift bags are placed near exits or on the stage. During the announcements people are informed, Today is Kindnesstogo weekend. As you leave the service today pick up a gift bag or two and follow the instructions on the bag. (Usually, the announcement contains a story of how someone was impacted by the outreach.)
Here are the instructions.
Kindness Kwik Tips: Gift Bags
- Be friendly.
- Be loving.
- Be yourself.
Take the gift bags to stores, drive-thru fast-food locations, or give to your server at a restaurant at the end of your meal. Tip Big!
Say, “This gift is for you / your team. We just wanted to show you God’s love—no strings attached.“
Sometimes a conversation will emerge as people ask questions. Follow the conversation as long as you are enabled.
Sometimes there are prayer opportunities after a great conversation. Offer to pray a short 10-second prayer. “Could I pray a short prayer for you?” Hold out your hand. Most of the time people will hold your hand. Pray with your eyes open. You will be able to see their expressions and you will be able to love with your eyes as they usually keep their eyes open.
Remove this note after you’ve read the instructions.
(it won’t self-destruct in 5 seconds)