October is a great month to tap into our culture in a safe, fun, family friendly way.
Why Kindness To Go on after Sunday Services?
More people are already gathered for Sunday services. Kindness To Go creates a fun family friendly outward-focused environment. There are more people attending a Sunday service than attend a planned Saturday Outreach. More people are able to catch the vision for outreach.
Upper Room Ohio is mostly attended by young families. They are active in their kids activities and have little time. Kindness to go on a Sunday is an encouraging way to enable families to reach out to their community.
“My kiddos wanted to bless their teachers! They handed the gift to them. It was so sweet to hear the teachers reaction and looking through the goodie bag. ‘Oh, this will be a treat on break today! Thank you boys for your kindness.’” A mom @ Upper Room.
All outreach is an intentional act.
There is no random. There is Intentional planning, shopping, packing, creating, going and sharing the Good News. Most people who are successful in outreach tune in to the Holy Spirit and intentionally listen for His prompting. They then respond to what they hear. They are intentional, by learning how to share the Good News in a way people can hear and understand. They also have learned how to pray for people by allowing the Holy Spirit to direct their praying.
Titus 3:4-5 NASB “When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us.“
Who appeared? Jesus. He was not a random act of kindness! Father, Son, and Holy Spirit intentionally decided to redeem us. They did not randomly choose an Angel. They intentionally chose Jesus, The Son.
Ephesians 1:5 (NASB1995)
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
Ephesians 1:9 (NASB1995)
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him. (Jesus)
Everyone on the planet are reached as believers
intentionally plan to go, give, serve, and share the Good News.
Here’s how we plan:
We plan by picking a date.
Designing and printing connect cards.
Purchasing the gift bags.
Purchasing the items at Costco or Sam’s Club.
Packing the gift bags.
Creating a great looking display near the exits.
Announcing Kindness To Go in our announcements.
On the day someone holds up a gift bag, and encourages people to take one to someone they know needs encouragement, or to a drive through, or be creative during the week and give to someone you see. Allow the Holy Spirit to direct your steps. Use the gift bag as a bridge to share the Good News by praying with someone.
What goes into the bag.
1 can of sparkling water
4 snack bars
1 pack mixed snacks
One Oreo small two pack
Two packs of potato chips
Paper shred goes on top
One connect card attached one or two cards in bag.