Janie Sjogren দ্বারা মাতৃদিবস কার্নেশন Giveaway

mothersdayকিছু মানুষ ভুলে যান বা আর একটি ফুল বা কার্ড পেতে শেষ মুহূর্ত পর্যন্ত অপেক্ষা. পৃথকভাবে দোকান ক্রয় যখন ফুল ব্যয়সাপেক্ষ হতে পারে, কিন্তু তারা বাল্ক মধ্যে ফুলের প্রতি কম পঞ্চাশ সেন্ট জন্য ক্রয় করা যাবে. Your group can probably explain to a local supermarket florist what you are trying to do with your outreach. Given enough advance notice, he or she can order a quantity of carnations and pass the discounted price on to you.

Attach to each flower an outreach connect card and a ribbon. As with a soft-drink or water giveaway, if your’e doing this at a grocery store (where we usually locate), situate yourself by the entrance, not the exit. You’ll want 5+ people per team.

Another version of this is the Secretaries Day or Sweetest Day flower giveaway with a blank card for the giver to write his or her sentients on as a greeting.

Of course, don’t give away flowers near a flower vendor.

Where To Go:

  • Campuses
  • Parks
  • Neighborhoods
  • Sporting Events
  • Downtown
  • Commuters
  • Shopping Centers

What You’ll Need

  • Carnations
  • Ribbons
  • Outreach Connect Cards like those below

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

3 গ্রেট স্প্রিং জন্য আউটরিচ Janie Sjogren দ্বারা প্রকল্প

বসন্ত এখানে হয় এবং এই সিজনের আপনার সম্প্রদায় বাড়ানো এবং বাস্তব উপায়ে তাদের ঈশ্বরের ভালবাসা প্রদর্শন করতে একটি বড় সুযোগ.

এখানে বসন্ত জন্য নিখুঁত যে তিনটি মহান প্রচার প্রকল্প:

1. Free Car Wash

This is an effective, ব্যবহারিক সেবা. আমরা গ্রীষ্মে প্রতি সপ্তাহে একটি গাড়ী ধোয়ার প্রস্তাব. Have a professionally made banner or sign that says “Totally Free Car Wash!” বা “Free – No Kidding – কার ওয়াশ!” Have a few people who are not shy, cheerfully yell at cars driving by – “Free Car Wash!” Former cheerleaders are great for this role! This outreach needs a good project manager to organize volunteers, car flow and ensure a quality job.

Purchase high quality car wash soap and do a thorough job – scrub the tires and dry the car. Your hard work will speak volumes about God’s love!

Materials:

  • Connection Cards
  • Free Car Wash Signs
  • Hoses and nozzles
  • Water Source (important!)
  • Buckets
  • Car Wash Soap
  • Squeegee
  • Tire brushes
  • Towels/Chamois Cloth

Team Size: 8+

Outreach Cost: Inexpensive

Child-friendly: হ্যাঁ, it’s great fun for kids, but they must be well supervised

 

2. General Yard Cleanup

After the winter weather is over, all sorts of debris become obvious. Go door to door with gloves, rakes, and trash bags.

Materials:

Team Size: 2+

Outreach Cost: Free / inexpensive

Child-friendly: No

 

3. Bottled Water Giveaway

Many people prefer water to soft drinks. Ice down bottles of water in Igloo coolers for an alternative to Coke giveaways. Use the same drink connection cards. We don’t recommend combining this with a soda giveaway because it offers too many options and gets complicated. You can do this anywhere there are a lot of people gathered.

Materials:

Team Size: 3+

Outreach Cost: Moderate

Child-friendly: No

 

আপনার বসন্ত outreaches সময় প্রসার কানেক্ট কার্ড খুঁজে দিতে ভুলবেন না. আপনি উচ্চ মানের প্রসার কার্ড দরকার হয় তাহলে, আপনি আমরা অফার ডিজাইন মহান নির্বাচন দেখতে উপরের যেকোন একটি লিঙ্কে ক্লিক করতে পারেন, অথবা কেবল নিচের এই লিংক এ যান:

http://www.kindnessresources.com/Outreach-Cards-C10.aspx

Keep walking in the outflow!

4 উষ্ণ Janie Sjogren দ্বারা আবহাওয়া আউটরিচ আইডিয়াস

আমরা আমাদের সম্প্রদায়ের ভালবাসা প্রদর্শন করতে পারেন কি গরম হচ্ছে এবং এই পরিবর্তন. আপনার সরবরাহ পায়খানা কটাক্ষপাত, এবং সবকিছু সতেজ কিছু বসন্ত-পরিস্কার করতে. সাধারণ টয়লেট-পরিস্কার খেলনা এবং উইন্ডশীল্ড ধোওয়া সরবরাহ শুরু হয়, কিন্তু প্রস্তুত এ অপশনের একটি ভাল বিভিন্ন সঙ্গে আপনার outreaches আপনি আরো কিছু স্পার্ক যোগ করুন. এখানে উষ্ণতর আবহাওয়ার জন্য চার প্রসার ধারনা.

বৈশিষ্টসূচক কার ওয়াশ অন একটি রজ্জু রাখুন - এটা একটা করুন $1 কার ওয়াশ

পড়া বড় ব্যানার পেতে, "ফ্রি কার ওয়াশ কোন নিশ্চয়ই মজা!"অথবা" $ 1 কার ওয়াশ!"ইন $1 কার ওয়াশ সংস্করণ, আপনি যদি সেই ব্যক্তি দিতে $1 তাদের গাড়ির ওয়াশিং পরে, আপনি যদি এই করছেন সে সম্বন্ধে কানেক্ট কার্ড, "এটা ঈশ্বরের আপনি ভালবাসেন বলে একটি সহজ উপায়, সংযুক্ত কোন স্ট্রিং!"

উল্লেখযোগ্য ট্রাফিক প্রবাহ আছে রাস্তার উপর সেট আপ করুন, জল প্রবেশাধিকার এবং একটি সহজ অনুপ্রবেশ করে প্রস্থান সঙ্গে. যেখানে আপনি তা চান ট্রাফিক সরাসরি ফুটবল কোণ ব্যবহার করুন. একটি শীতল ফুটবল চেয়ার্স ম্যাচে লড়াই করেন এবং বরফ নিচে পানীয় সঙ্গে একটি আমন্ত্রণ বসা এলাকা তৈরি করুন.

বিভিন্ন উচ্চ শক্তির রাখুন, আপনার সাইটে কাছাকাছি কোণে চিয়ারলিডার ধরনের. তাদের লক্ষণ ঝাঁকি তাদের বলুন, গাড়ী ধোয়ার মধ্যে তাদের হাত এবং সাধারণত সরাসরি মানুষের তরঙ্গ.

বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ মানুষ ড্রাইভার অভিবাদন আছে কিনা তা নিশ্চিত করুন, এবং মানুষের কথা বলতে. আপনি তাদের ঈশ্বরের ভালোবাসার একটু দেখানোর জন্য আপনি একটি সম্প্রদায় পরিষেবা প্রকল্প হিসেবে এই করছেন যে একটি কার্ড এবং একটি ব্যাখ্যা খুঁজে পাস করতে ভুলবেন যাতে ব্যস্ত ধোওয়া পাবেন না.

কাজ সাউট হিমকারক রাখুন!

ঘূর্ণায়মান হিমকারক পানি ও পপ outreaches জন্য মহান. আপনার গির্জা এক সামর্থ যদি, সর্বদা উদ্যত বরফ আছে একটি বৃহৎ আইস মেকার পাবেন. হিমকারক এছাড়াও দ্রুত খাবার ফয়েল Wrappers আবৃত গরম কুকুর এবং হ্যামবার্গার প্যাকেটে পরিবহন ভাল কাজ. একটি steamer মত শীতল ঘটনা, এবং পণ্য উষ্ণ পৌঁছা. পৃথকভাবে জড়ান condiments সঙ্গে প্রস্তাব, মানুষ এখনও ক্ষুধার্ত হয় এবং যখন 11am কাছাকাছি প্রদান.

আইস ক্রিম কুপন দিন-অন্যত্র

আইস ক্রিম একটি সুখী খাদ্য! একটি ডিসকাউন্ট এ আইসক্রীম কুপন পরিমান কিনুন. আপনার স্থানীয় আইসক্রীম দোকান সাথে যোগাযোগ করুন, অথবা ম্যাকডোনাল্ড বা কুক্কুট-fil-একটি সঙ্গে. আপনি করছেন যে ব্যাখ্যা, একটি সম্প্রদায় পরিষেবা প্রকল্প, এবং আপনি দূরে আইসক্রীম কুপন দেওয়ার পরিকল্পনা যে.

যেতে স্থানসমূহ ক্যাম্পাস অন্তর্ভুক্ত, পার্ক, পার্শ্ববর্তী, কেলি ঘটনা, এবং Skate পার্ক. প্রতিটি আইসক্রীম কুপন সহ কোনও কানেকশনে কার্ড খুঁজে দিন.

উৎসব টিকে প্যাক

খাদ্য ও পানীয় একটি সম্প্রদায় ইভেন্ট অংশ হিসেবে বিক্রি হচ্ছে কোথায়, অভদ্র হতে এবং পানীয় বা খাবার দূরে দিতে না. পরিবর্তে, একটি ছোট জিপ লক ব্যাগে আইটেম একটু প্যাক আপ করা.

আইটেম অন্তর্ভুক্ত হতে পারে: চটচটে আঙ্গুলের পরিষ্কার জন্য Towelettes, লোশন বা সানট্যান ছোট নমুনা, দম তাজা একটি peppermint হার্ড ক্যান্ডি, টিস্যু, গলফ pencils এবং পরিষ্কার কাটা স্ক্র্যাপ কাগজ থেকে তৈরি করা পোস্ট বা তার প্যাড ছোট প্যাড.

আপনার বসন্ত outreaches সময় প্রসার কানেক্ট কার্ড খুঁজে দিতে ভুলবেন না. আপনি উচ্চ মানের প্রসার কার্ড দরকার হয় তাহলে, আপনি আমরা অফার ডিজাইন মহান নির্বাচন দেখতে উপরের যেকোন একটি লিঙ্কে ক্লিক করতে পারেন, অথবা কেবল নিচের এই লিংক এ যান:

http://www.kindnessresources.com/Outreach-Cards-C10.aspx

ভ্যালেন্টাইন্স ডে উদারতা Outreaches জন্য এখনই পরিকল্পনা! দ্বারা Janie Sjogren

"আপনি কি আপনার ভ্যালেনটাইন আজকের পাওয়া?“ It’s easy to put a Valentine’s Day outreach together in a short time. মানুষ সত্যিই বছরের এই সময় খোলা হয়, এবং সবাই একটু ভালবাসা তাদের দেখানো হচ্ছে ভালবাসে!

গোলাপ একটি মহান ধারণা, শিশুর শ্বাস এবং আপনার স্থানীয় মালী থেকে কিছু মালী কাগজ দিয়ে আবৃত. Order the parts and have your team wrap everything up. Wrap up each red rose individually. Wrap with baby’s breath, red florist paper and clear plastic sheets, then tie a ribbon with an outreach card to it. Roses are great to give out on street corners, and people are surprised it is free. Some churches use a “$1 Roses” sign and then give the rose and the dollar to people! Red carnations also work well for this project.

Chocolates are a great gift of love this time of year. Put Hershey kisses or other wrapped candies into small clear bags tied with ribbon and a card stating that “This is a little way to let you know God loves you, সংযুক্ত কোন স্ট্রিং!" Gifts of candies to workers at stores are often well received, as well as showing love at nursing and care homes. Buy 3” X 5” zip-closure bags online.

Set the date and time! Get your team together, plan what you’ll give out and set the date for your Valentine’s Day outreach. Make sure you have all the items to assemble before the outreach.

If you pack them, your people will give them away! Another great way to get the sweets out to people is to send your Sunday attendees out the door with 5 বা 10 sets of candies with cards attached ready to give away.

People need to know they are loved, and this is an easy way to do it!

For connect cards and zip-closure bags, check out KindnessResources.com.

3 মজা সহজ এবং সস্তা স্টিভ Sjogren দ্বারা হলিডে Outreaches

1. Bread Giveaway

Everybody likes bread! বিশেষ করে কোথাও নামে ব্রেড কোম্পানি সঙ্গে যারা উচ্চ শেষ রুটি দোকানে থেকে ... আপনি বিনামূল্যে জন্য বিশিষ্টতা রুটি দোকানে থেকে দিন বয়সী রুটি প্রাপ্ত ব্যবস্থা করতে পারে জানেন যে? আপনি আভ্যন্তরীণ বেকারি আছে জাতীয় চেইন মুদি দোকানে দিয়ে চেক করতে পারেন. Talk to the store manager and explain your outreach concept. Tell a few stories of the people you are helping and you will likely establish your “daily bread” connection. It will only take one or two of these connections to begin a substantial ministry in your community.

Many of these stores do not have a reliable source to distribute their old bread to. The key is to be consistent and reliable in picking up their bread. You will need to have a team and as schedule so you don’t disappoint the bread store managers. As a good public relations gesture, write a letter of thanks to the store manager for his company’s generosity to the community (and don’t be surprised to see it framed and posted on the wall of the store).

The ministry is simple and straight forward. Knock on the doors of the houses and apartments. Say, “Hi, we’re giving away fresh, free high-quality bread. Could you use some, or do you know anyone in the neighborhood who could use some?” Give recipients an outreach card and offer to pray for them as you hand out the bread.

How Do You Find People To Give Bread To?

Cold calling (just knocking on doors) in lower-income neighborhoods and apartments complexes works fine with this project. Stay away from neighborhoods closest to the donating store.

What You’ll Need

2. Big Christmas Party

People in need don’t always celebrate Christmas properly because there aren’t Christ-centered celebration opportunities. You can sponsor an event that will be fun and cause everyone to focus on Jesus.

The elements of this celebration include playing games and singing songs. As you sing Christmas carols, make sure the words are available. It’s also fun to have a few inexpensive rhythm instruments to play along with.

Someone can share what Christmas is about in a very positive and upbeat way – simply explaining, “Christmas is important to me because…”

Decorations and refreshments and a meal can be simple or elaborate, depending on the inclination of your group.

For about $1 per photo, you can take Polaroid pictures of kids with an ethnically correct Santa. Design a simple backdrop and get up-close with the camera. Mount the photo on red or green construction paper and add the child’s name and year with a gold or silver marking pen.

At the conclusion of the party, give away small gifts as people depart – perhaps a Bible or devotional book. Consider giving away the decorations as well.

How Do You Find People Who Would Enjoy A Christmas Party?

Invite those who are already connected with your ministry to those in need. Give out fliers or invitations at previous events in the neighborhood, or simply walk around the neighborhood and distribute fliers.

What You’ll Need:

  • facility to host the party
  • Polaroid camera and film
  • construction paper
  • glue sticks
  • gold and silver marking pens
  • refreshments
  • outreach cards

3. Winter Survival Kits

Winter can be hard on the body and the soul. A survival kit is great encouragement to everyone who receives one.

The kit contains a packet of facial tissue, lip balm, throat lozenges, and an outreach card.

In Action

Our churches have had great success with this project as we have aimed it at parents and business professionals. We go to parks that parents frequent with their children and downtown sidewalks as business professionals make their way out to lunch. When those we meet notice how nice the kit is, they are very grateful and usually end up striking a conversation with us.

Where To Go

  • campuses
  • পার্ক
  • পার্শ্ববর্তী
  • কেলি ঘটনা
  • downtown
  • commuters
  • shopping centers

What You’ll Need

  • zip lock plastic bags
  • lip balm
  • throat lozenges
  • individual packets of facial tissue
  • outreach cards

Why Outreach Cards

When doing a project, it is important to have a means to connect with those you serve. An outreach card is a business-sized card you can leave with those you have served so they can get back in touch you if they desire. The idea isn’t to accomplish a sales job where you promote your church. Rather, it is a simple way to leave your church’s name, address, phone number and service times so that when future needs arise, those you’ve served will have a way of reconnecting with you. The idea is to be available without giving out personal addresses.

If you need outreach cards for your holiday projects, we highly recommend those on our sister site at KindnessResources.com.

Christmas Outreach Card

ফুল দিন Aways কি Janie Sjogren দ্বারা গ্রেট Outreaches

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একসাথে একটি গ্রুপ ফুল পাঁজা, অন্য কিছু অ্যাকসেন্ট শ্যামলিমা সঙ্গে. আপনি নারী খুঁজে পেতে পারেন যে কোন জায়গায় টার্গেট, I.E. শপিং এলাকা, নার্সিং হোম, এবং মানুষ লাইব্রেরি ও ব্যায়াম ক্লাব ছাড়ার.

ফুল এর buckets কিনুন, শিশুর শ্বাস এবং কিছু ফার্ন. কিছু পটি করুন, ফুল মোড়ানো পরিষ্কার এবং সবুজ কাগজ, এবং কিছু preprinted কার্ড এবং রাবার ব্যান্ড.

outreach cardফুল সংযুক্ত করতে কার্ড তৈরি করুন:
আমরা শুধু আপনার পছন্দ হয় জানতে চেয়েছিলেন!

একটি সুখী দিন আছে!

থেকে ______(গির্জা, ওয়েবসাইট, উদযাপন বার, ফোন নম্বর)

এই আপনি পছন্দ হয় যে একটি ছোট অনুস্মারক!

বা

একটি মহান দিন আছে!

থেকে ______(গির্জা, ওয়েবসাইট, উদযাপন বার, ফোন নম্বর)

শব্দবন্ধ তৈরি করুন: উপরে একটি ফ্রেজ ব্যবহার করুন, অথবা আপনার নিজের তৈরি.

কপি: রঙ্গিন কাগজ বা cardstock সম্মুখের.

এটি ছেদন: একটি কাগজ কর্তনকারী ব্যবহার এবং ছোট কার্ডের মধ্যে আপ কাটা একটি পাপ ধার্য.

এটা পাঞ্চ: প্রতিটি কার্ড একটি গর্ত মুষ্ট্যাঘাত সঙ্গে একটি গর্ত করুন.

এটা পাঁজা: ফুল এর buckets কিনুন, শিশুর শ্বাস এবং কিছু ফার্ন. কিছু শ্যামলিমা সঙ্গে একটি ফুল মোড়ানো, ফুল মোড়ানো পুষ্পশোভিত কাগজ সবুজ এবং পরিষ্কার প্লাস্টিক শীট সঙ্গে ঘিরা, এবং একটি রাবার ব্যান্ডের সাথে নিরাপদ.

এটা থ্রেড: ফুল নোট জোড়া গর্ত মাধ্যমে একটি পটি বা দুই থ্রেড. এক বা দুই রঙিন strands ব্যবহার করুন, হয়তো 2 লাল হয় 12 "এর strands, গোলাপী, বেগুনি বা সাদা কুঁচিতকরণ পটি.

এটা বালতি: Buckets মধ্যে জলের মধ্যে ফুল নীচে প্রান্ত লিখুন, টব, হিমকারক বা bins আপনার হাত-আউট সাইটে আপনার ফুল পরিবহন.

প্রচার জন্য লোকেশন

উদারতা উদ্দেশ্যমূলক কাজ: রাস্তার কোণে ফুল দিতে মহিলাদের খুঁজুন, নার্সিং হোম, দরজা-দিতে aways জন্য শপিং এলাকা এবং দরজা.

গির্জার দেয়াল অতিক্রম প্রেম প্রসারিত করতে গির্জার মানুষের ক্ষমতায়ন: কার্ড সঙ্গে ফুল সংযুক্ত এবং রবিবার সকালে প্রস্তুত আছে, তারা দূরে দিতে ছেড়ে হিসাবে এবং তাদের নিতে জিজ্ঞাসা. তারা মনে কেউ থাকতে পারে, অথবা তারা একটি লিফট ব্যবহার করতে পারে যারা তাদের আশেপাশে একা বসবাস কেউ জানতে পারে. অথবা তারা যে তারা জুড়ে অপরিচিত তাদের হাতে পারে.

কি বলতে

"আমরা শুধু দিন আপনার আশীর্বাদ চেয়েছিলেন!"" আমরা শুধু আপনি পছন্দ হয় জানতে চেয়েছিলেন!"

Dr. মার্টিন লুথার কিং দিবস আউটরিচ? ডাঃ দ্বারা. মহাপণ্ডিত ব্যক্তি

Dr. মহাপণ্ডিত ব্যক্তি

প্রিয় ডাঃ. মহাপণ্ডিত ব্যক্তি,

আপনি ডাঃ উপর ব জন্য কোনো ধারনা আছে. মার্টিন লুথার কিং দিবস?

যাজক ইউজিন জ্যাকসন
–Detroit Michigan


That is an excellent question! অধিকাংশ স্কুলের আপনার গির্জা সদস্যদের এই অত্যন্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ণ দিন প্রোগ্রাম এবং উত্সবের সময় সাহায্য করতে চাই. আসলে, why not host a parent teacher appreciation dinner at one of your local schools? It would be easy to do. All it involves is taking the normal Sunday Church social or brunch on the road during the next PTA meeting. You could expand this small outreach into a reading tutoring program. Tutoring reading is actually easier than it seems. Kids love to be read to–even older kids. As you win them over by reading a few stories, you then extend beyond that and show them how to read on their own. I will let you in on a little secret. When you read out loud to kids, visualation of the story comes naturally. Most kids that have difficulty with reading lack the ability to translate the character strings on a page into viual context in their brain. That is were you come in. Sure there are some children that have serious learning disabilities that require the intervention of a trained professional, but what they often lack even more is face time with a caring adult that models learning for them. That small investment of your time and energy will pay huge dividends in their lives. The economy is really bad right now, and families with children are really feeling the pinch. So are teachers and schools. Why not consider sponsoring a few kids or classroom with books to read for sustained silent reading? I can even put you in touch with a great company that sells book with African American themes for schools, teachers, and families of students at a fantastic price. If you drop our editor’s name, you will get an extra discount:

TOWNSEND PRESS

–Dr. মহাপণ্ডিত ব্যক্তি


উদারতা সম্পদ দ্বারা মজা সহজ এবং সস্তা ছুটির outreaches

1. Bread Giveaway

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কৃপা সম্পদ

Everybody likes bread! বিশেষ করে কোথাও নামে ব্রেড কোম্পানি সঙ্গে যারা উচ্চ শেষ রুটি দোকানে থেকে ... আপনি বিনামূল্যে জন্য বিশিষ্টতা রুটি দোকানে থেকে দিন বয়সী রুটি প্রাপ্ত ব্যবস্থা করতে পারে জানেন যে? আপনি আভ্যন্তরীণ বেকারি আছে জাতীয় চেইন মুদি দোকানে দিয়ে চেক করতে পারেন. Talk to the store manager and explain your outreach concept. Tell a few stories of the people you are helping and you will likely establish your “daily bread” connection. It will only take one or two of these connections to begin a substantial ministry in your community.

Many of these stores do not have a reliable source to distribute their old bread to. The key is to be consistent and reliable in picking up their bread. You will need to have a team and as schedule so you don’t disappoint the bread store managers. As a good public relations gesture, write a letter of thanks to the store manager for his company’s generosity to the community (and don’t be surprised to see it framed and posted on the wall of the store).

The ministry is simple and straight forward. Knock on the doors of the houses and apartments. Say, “Hi, we’re giving away fresh, free high-quality bread. Could you use some, or do you know anyone in the neighborhood who could use some?” Give recipients an outreach card and offer to pray for them as you hand out the bread.

How Do You Find People To Give Bread To?

Cold calling (just knocking on doors) in lower-income neighborhoods and apartments complexes works fine with this project. Stay away from neighborhoods closest to the donating store.

What You’ll Need

* a supply of high-quality bread

* outreach cards

2. Big Christmas Party

People in need don’t always celebrate Christmas properly because there aren’t Christ-centered celebration opportunities. You can sponsor an event that will be fun and cause everyone to focus on Jesus.

The elements of this celebration include playing games and singing songs. As you sing Christmas carols, make sure the words are available. It’s also fun to have a few inexpensive rhythm instruments to play along with.

Someone can share what Christmas is about in a very positive and upbeat way – simply explaining, “Christmas is important to me because…”

Decorations and refreshments and a meal can be simple or elaborate, depending on the inclination of your group.

For about $1 per photo, you can take Polaroid pictures of kids with an ethnically correct Santa. Design a simple backdrop and get up-close with the camera. Mount the photo on red or green construction paper and add the child’s name and year with a gold or silver marking pen.

At the conclusion of the party, give away small gifts as people depart – perhaps a Bible or devotional book. Consider giving away the decorations as well.

How Do You Find People Who Would Enjoy A Christmas Party?

Invite those who are already connected with your ministry to those in need. Give out fliers or invitations at previous events in the neighborhood, or simply walk around the neighborhood and distribute fliers.

What You’ll Need:

* facility to host the party

* Polaroid camera and film

* construction paper

* glue sticks

* gold and silver marking pens

* refreshments

* outreach cards

3. Winter Survival Kits

Winter can be hard on the body and the soul. A survival kit is great encouragement to everyone who receives one.

The kit contains a packet of facial tissue, lip balm, throat lozenges, and an outreach card.

In Action

Our churches have had great success with this project as we have aimed it at parents and business professionals. We go to parks that parents frequent with their children and downtown sidewalks as business professionals make their way out to lunch. When those we meet notice how nice the kit is, they are very grateful and usually end up striking a conversation with us.

Where To Go

* campuses

* পার্ক

* পার্শ্ববর্তী

* কেলি ঘটনা

* downtown

* commuters

* shopping centers

What You’ll Need

* zip lock plastic bags

* lip balm

* throat lozenges

* individual packets of facial tissue

* outreach cards

Why Outreach Cards

When doing a project, it is important to have a means to connect with those you serve. An outreach card is a business-sized card you can leave with those you have served so they can get back in touch you if they desire. The idea isn’t to accomplish a sales job where you promote your church. Rather, it is a simple way to leave your church’s name, address, phone number and service times so that when future needs arise, those you’ve served will have a way of reconnecting with you. The idea is to be available without giving out personal addresses.

If you need outreach cards for your holiday projects, we highly recommend those on our sister site at KindnessResources.com.

পরিকল্পনা হলিডে outreaches

যীশু অনুসরণকারী আমাদের সম্প্রদায়ের মধ্যে ঈশ্বরের হৃদয় মধ্যে বিন্দু এবং hurting মানুষ লোকদের অন্তরে সংযোগ স্থাপন করতে একটি অনন্য সুযোগ আছে যখন বেশ কয়েকবার ক্যালেন্ডার বছর সময় আছে. ক্রিসমাস ঋতু সম্ভবত সেই সময়ের সর্বশ্রেষ্ঠ. একটি উপায়, আমরা প্রায় একটি অন্যায্য সুবিধা আছে, because even skeptics are overwhelmed by all of the holiday endorphins and excitement. We can clearly target what people are hungry for, if we slow down just long enough to listen to what is on their hearts. We are here at Christmas to work in tandem with God’s Spirit as the time of the season allows us to get in touch with people in unique ways. The opportunities that lie before us are immense if we are willing to be focused.

Wrapping Presents
This is one of the most powerful ways you can serve a person during this time of the year. It is powerful because you are able to engage in a genuine conversation with them as you wrap their gift. More times than not, they will ask you why you are doing this for them. That curiosity will provide a natural opportunity for evangelism. With that said, it is easy to get caught up in the physical action of present wrapping. We need to take care not to forget the spiritual aspect of serving them. It is always best to slow things down a bit. Take ample advantage of the opportunity to share God’s love.

Wrapping Presents – Large Scale Project
There are several pointers to keep in mind if you are doing this as a larger scale event. You will need to begin recruiting a fairly large volunteer force—don’t procrastinate—start vision-casting now! The key to this outreach will be the personnel you have gathered together. They must be enthused and on the same page. You are looking for the people that are excitement catalysts in your church. These folks thrive on the energy and joy of the season. Start gathering materials now! Don’t put this off. Order plenty of what you will need. Keep in mind you don’t want to frustrate your volunteer force. The name of the game here is to have “More than plenty” so people will not have to twiddle their thumbs waiting on restocking when they could be serving the public and having divine conversations. Start praying now! We will be connecting with people who are not yet connected with us nor are they connected with the God of heaven and earth. They are in immense spiritual need, no matter what walk of life they come from. We are his representatives. We are not only wrapping presents – we are spiritual ambassadors. We need to blend the spiritual act of praying with the physical act of serving. If we get out of sync with our serving we cease to be effective in our activity. We are merely chasing our tails.

Strategy
Our role is to serve them all and let God sort them out. In the past people have suggested that we should only seek to serve the marginalized, but I would argue that their definition of poverty, may be too narrow. The beauty of wrapping gifts a shopping mall or department store is that you will encounter people with diverse socio-economic status, but they all have spiritual and emotional needs. That is what we are really seeking to touch. Do not get bogged down by skill. Even if you are all thumbs, chances are you are still doing the person a tremendous service. In fact I have had people take over the wrapping from me as I simply hand them the supplies and hold down flaps and strings while they do elaborate wrapping. What this is really about is the conversation you share while the gift is being wrapped. You don’t have to be a highly skilled craft person to do this activity. We can all engage in the simple sharing line of “We are here to wrap your present as a part of XYZ Community Church to show you some love this Christmas. Make sure you remind folks: “We are not a part of the mall / store personnel – we pay for this ourselves in order to show God’s love in a practical way to the community. Our intent is to give God’s love, not just talk about it.” Some simple chatter will do the trick until the other person clicks in with some acknowledgement of what you are saying. They will either engage with you or they will change the subject. Many will want to chat a bit. Keep in mind you will be planting a seed of generosity in the hearts of the majority of people we come in contact with. This will be one of many seeds that person will need to come in contact along their trek prior to their conversion to Jesus. We all have a unique path into a love relationship with Jesus. Very rarely was it a sudden conversion. Our part as his followers is to tell our story along the way between now and then to as many as possible. In wrapping presents we get plenty of chances to share our story and his story at the same time.

It should be noted that if you don’t have the resources or volunteers to do this at a mall or large department store, a smaller discount store with a limited schedule could be a perfect starting location for your group. You can always work towards the goal of broadening this event in future years. People will join up in your outreaches for many reasons, but they will stay for one main reason – because they enjoyed working with the people. You need to work with the shift leaders present to make sure you are not frustrating the people present in any way if that is at all possible. I recommend the primary leaders of this be connected with, be brought coffee while the shifts are going on, be asked in a jovial way, “Are we having fun yet?" – engaging ways of connecting the dots with the team by various levels of interactive approaches to show care to all involved.

Liquor Store Outreach?
As Jesus often demonstrated, we need to hang out with the sinners. The name of the game is, “We are here to connect with people who don’t go to church.” This is always the objective to keep in front of you. The object is not to serve churchy people. For the most part those folks already understand the notion of God’s love. I ran into a group who had latched onto the giftwrapping concept last season, but they got the application pretty much backwards. They set up shop in front of a Christian book store. I suggested they move across the parking lot to a liquor store. They laughed heartily at the suggestion. I didn’t laugh. I wasn’t kidding. Not in the least. Another pastor friend was present when this conversation took place. He chimed in. “Yes, that’s a very good idea. If you are after the head tilt with this project you really need to switch locations. I did an outreach like this a few years ago when I was working for a Church in California and we set up the outreach in front of a liquor store. One guy came in planning to just buy some booze and other supplies for a party, including a last minute gift—the ultimate one stop shopping. Not only was he converted by this radical love he certainly wasn’t shopping for, this guy became a member of the church and over time became one of its most influential leaders!”

Keep in mind not everyone that shops at a liquor store has drinking problem—we are wise to not generalize. We are also wise to go to places that have historically been cast off by the church culture in general. Once again: “serve them all, let God sort them out!” A liquor store may be prime real estate for holding a small, outdoor gift-wrapping outreach. Make sure you clearly explain your intent and the point of the outreach with the owner / manager of the store prior to doing the outreach. This conversation is key to the success of the outreach making it or not.

The Taste of Christmas
Here is a quick and easy outreach you can put together as either a business blast kindness event, or a take-home kit for you to give to church members as the exit from weekend services. The materials are easy to gather: 1) A bulk supply of Ziploc snack size baggies 2) Well crafted connect cards with a holiday design 3) High quality Christmas candy.

Candy Canes are always welcomed it seems. If you really want to make a dent inpeople’s lives, purchase different colored candy canes other than the standard red and white colors. Apparently there are now even exotic fruit flavors available in neon colors, but with the traditional shape. Make sure you have some chocolate. This is crucial. Hershey’s makes a seasonal version of Kisses that are decorated in green foil or red foil. There is actually a large variety of seasonal candy that you will find on display starting in early November. You are going for a mix that is attractive in appearance and flavor. The connect card is the anchor. In fact we have a few new fantastic designs available now at Kindness Resources LLC. The name of the game is to give away as many of these as possible with a small connect card inserted into the Ziplock bag. One candy cane, a few pieces of candy is all you need for each bag to make a small effective touch. If you purchase in bulk you can keep your cost efficiency to between $0.07 to $0.12 per touch!

Black Friday Outreach
Some daring people / churches have the courage to take on enormous crowds that gather for shopping specials the day after Thanksgiving. This outreach needs to be done in connection with the store that is willing to allow you to do something spectacular directly in front of their location. I have neverheard of a store that wasn’t anything less than tickled at the offer of having a Black Friday outreach done in front of their location. I have on occasion heard of stores where they pay for part or all of the outreach materials so long as the people from the local church manned the labor aspect of the outreach. This is actually easy to do. Think of any nice touch to get the attention of a frenzied shopper:

  • Free Coffee/Hot Chocolate (check out the cool back pack dispenser)
  • Free Battery Packs
  • Free Ribbon
  • Free Scotch Tape
  • Free Wrapping Paper Kits
  • Free “Pop Up” Bows
  • Shopping Cart Valet Service
  • Umbrella Outreach
  • Windshield Cleaning Patrol

Final Thoughts
This season, make sure that you remember that people are hungry for relationship. The holidays remind us we are more ill-equipped for relationships than at any other times of the year. We get around those who are perhaps challenging to us, yet they are the ones we love. We are hungry to see progress made in relationships, but we don’t know how to make progress without being driven crazy at the same time. This is a time of year when people are in some ways the most open to a “Big God” encounter. There is a sort of collective verbal outcry that goes very much like this:

Dear God, if you are real and if you answer prayers, please hear mine. I ask that you would change my family and make us more loving toward one another. Amen.”

It is also important to remember that people are in a hurry. Nearly everyone is on a short emotional fuse. Thus, we must be mindful of the tendency on the parts of everyone to be a bit odd about things in general. If it is ever appropriate to proceed with caution now is the time of year for those words to be taken to heart.

We should also make sure that we invest time and energy on retail employees. Given the current economy, this holiday season is predicted to see a record number of new seasonal part-time employees hit the work force. For many this grim reality of a second or third job will be a shock to their system. They will be in as much need for kindness as they will the extra funds they hope to gain by adding ten to twenty hours onto their already exhausting hours of employment just to make ends meet or to gather extra holiday cash. Our hope is to scatter our seeds at the Christmas season in order to see a return to our love language throughout the rest of the year. During the final part of the calendar year we may end up seeing a return that is greater than all the other weeks and months we go out and serve folks. আসলে, I think it will pale by comparison. Let’s make the most of what we have before us. Let’s connect the dots and see what God is up to right around us. That will happen as we serve with all our hearts and lay caution aside.