Even though we have a dozen points here about starting vital outreach the basic idea behind Kindness Outreach is quite simple. My tendency is to jump into something I find exciting and to stir things up as much as possible. Sometimes stirring things up creates complexity. Life just flows that direction. As others catch the [...]
Patrick lived a life of tragedy turned into victory. That’s supposedly why we celebrate March 17th by eating special Irish foods and drinking green beer. These are supposed to be celebrations of a life redeemed. This time of year there is a lot of hoopla around a lot of silliness that has little to do [...]
Can we do outreach on our own? Or is it better to create outreach teams? Steve reflects on his past mistakes and answers these questions while giving practical advice.
In my previous article “Evangelism is not just relationship” I submitted that we must not hesitate to share the Gospel even if we don’t have a relationship with the person. My hope is to get people talking about the Gospel. Yes, preaching the Gospel to those we come in contact with. If we try to build a genuine relationship with someone and [...]
There is a lot of talk these days about the word “Kind.” There is so much chatter these days, in fact, one might even think kindness is a human attribute. Much like love. With both ideas / words, there are dymensions of the idea. With both, the concept has been so watered down, it is [...]
John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed” was a missionary who reached out to native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He Had Simple Tools His primary planting tool was a stick! Do you have a stick? When his current stick wore out he found a new stick. I heard recently through [...]
Kindness Outreach Coaching with Steve and Janie Sjogren is now being offered through the ServeCoach.com Network to five churches!
No matter how long I do outreach, I am often surprised at how much impact serving others actually has on our own spiritual health. When we feed the poor, or do some small gesture of kindness, not only are we giving them a small taste of the kingdom, we get refreshed spiritually as well. I have heard more than one pastor use the metaphor that we are a conduit or pipeline for God’s grace when we let Him flow through us to others.
“Did you get your Valentine today?“ It’s easy to put a Valentine’s Day outreach together in a short time. People are really open this time of year, and everyone loves getting a little love shown to them! Roses are a great idea, wrapped with baby’s breath and some florist paper from your local florist. Order [...]
At the end of the year some time ago I gave a message on a few year-end reflections I had cloaked around “My Biggest Mistakes of the Year.” To my surprise more listened to that message than any in the previous year. The following year I did the same with fresh, new mistakes. Again, there [...]