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photo 2If you haven’t taken a stab at Kindness Outreach, the summer is the perfect time for doing a “Lab” – that is, to do some experimenting to learn a few lessons about how to build a heart connection with the those in your community.

Any season has it’s advantages for connecting with people, but the summer works well for both servers and those they serve. The weather is better, so people are outside more, and in general there is a bit of a “Vacation mentality.” This could be the ideal time for your people to take a stab at reaching out.

Here are a couple of pointers to keep in mind.

A. Relax.
As we show God’s kindness we are planting seeds more than harvesting crops, at least to begin with. Don’t pay attention to the conventional stats you might be tempted to count, like “How many came to church this month because we served them.” Trust me, they will come, so don’t worry.

Right now the goal is to learn how to enjoy reaching out with the kindness of God “…that leads to a radical life change.” As we reach out in fun, doable ways we will catch the “Virus” of God’s love for others – and begin to see them with new eyes.

B. Have fun!
We have been wired by God to enjoy life. We may need to “Practice,” but as we stick with it, before long, we’ll be having fun like pros!

If we aren’t having a good time, we can’t disguise the truth. Those we touch will pick up on that, they’ll be turned off and won’t want to have anything to do with the God we are inviting them to follow.

Here are a couple of summer “No-Lose” projects to try on for size.
Give Away Bottles of Water
There are lots of places and ways to serve thirsty people in warm weather.

Dollar Car Wash
Wash a car, then give drivers money for the privilege of serving them. Mind blowing!
This is great for involving numbers of people (a minimum of 10 or up to as many as you want if you are able to do several cars at once).

To get the detailed explaination of these and many more projects, pick up “101 Ways To Serve Your Community.” It’s available on Amazon as an instant kindle eBook purchase, or in a paper version as well.

In beginning your efforts to care for the Lost your main need to is gain confidence. It only makes sense that you start with those who are the most responsive. The most responsive are those in the greatest need. Begin your journey by going after the Poor.

Bring them bags of groceries. You don’t need to fix all that ails them. Provide them with bags of groceries, words of encouragement and simple prayer. You can do with the knowledge you have now. Avoid making promises other than what you can do right on the spot. No money. No rides. You are there that day, at that time to bring God’s mercy.

Offer prayer. You don’t need to pray at an expert level. The prayer you pray will be just fine. If you feel inadequate know this: you will receive power when you open your mouth in their presence. God will show up in faithfulness no matter how you pray. Don’t forget, he is the one accomplishing the work, not you.

Don’t offer to drive the Poor. It is likely someone is going to ask you for a ride. You are not there to taxi people about. You are a food deliverer and a prayer provider. Maybe someone else who has a ministry of driving will show up at some point to drive people, but that someone is not you. You can’t do everything. You can only do your part. Don’t let the fact that you can’t do everything stop you from doing what you are called to do—the simple God has drafted you into. Remember, he has called you to do something pretty simple and straightforward. Keep it simple focused. Don’t deviate from that. You will do well at that.

Don’t try to get the Poor to come to church with you. While church attendance may sound like a worthy goal it is probably best to attempt to enroll them in a church that is near them. Your church, which is probably a distance from them, is likely even further from them socially. Encourage them to connect with those who are closer to them at all levels. Resist the attempt to be the one and only hope who is going to make all the difference in their life. Obey God in the task he is calling you to. Don’t fall into a codependent relationship of meeting all their needs.

TODAY we have a super cool, practical teleconference on how to expertly launch your church into Servant Evangelism in 6 months. If you have found it challenging to incorporate an outward-focus in your church, feel stumped getting traction with Servant Evangelism, or are looking for a step-by-step guide (from planning your outreaches 6 months out, creating sermons to go along with the outward focused mentality you are striving to instill in your congregations, or the set up, break down and wrap ups of all your serving events) then you DEFINITELY need to join us this TODAY, May 13th at 10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST.

Charlie Wear, publisher of Next-Wave Ezine, will be our host, and this teleconference is free for anyone to attend! Either listen in online, or dial in on your phone…your choice! For the details on how to connect to this teleconference, go to this link:
http://AttendThisEvent.com/?eventid=12775485

Soon after this teleconference, we will be releasing a 6 month jumpstart course at ServeCoach.com on how to launch Servant Evangelism in your church, with step by step instructions, checklists, tracking worksheets, outreach templates, planning calendars, outreach prep talks, sermons, and more! This course will be available to all members of ServeCoach.com at no extra cost.

We are so excited about how this will be able to help so many churches that are trying to take SE to the next level. Whether you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced practitioner of SE, this course will surely increase your effectiveness. Look for the first month of material (and more info about it) coming your way soon on ServeCoach.com.

As always, we are constantly interested in hearing how we can best serve you, so please do not hesitate to contact us with your feedback.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Steve
P.S. For this Thursday’s teleconference, we have 250 phone lines available, and 2000 spots online. Almost 10k people will be getting this email, so you if are truly interested in listening in, be sure to get on the call a few minutes before it starts!

ServeCoach.com is live and open for registration!

Head over to http://www.servecoach.com to try and snag one of those Fast-Mover Bonuses!

See you there!

Steve

VIDEO WALKTHROUGH
We just posted over at ServeCoach.com a video walkthrough of the new website that is going LIVE tomorrow, May 6th! This 8 minute video will show you exactly what you get with a ServeCoach.com membership. Head over there right now and watch this video:

ServeCoach.com

LAUNCH UPDATE

ServeCoach.com goes LIVE tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific. I’ll be sitting down with Lance Ford, from Shapevine.com, to answer several last-minute questions and explain some important aspects of this training. Make sure you’re on this webcast with me tomorrow at 3PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific! The webcast will be live at ServeCoach.com. Immediately following the webcast, ServeCoach.com will go live.

BONUSES

Fast Mover Bonus #1 – First 50 Only

Ok, this is a biggie…

For the first 50 people who join ServeCoach.com, I will schedule a one-on-one strategy session where we can discuss your ideas and how you should proceed.

And if you don’t think we can get much accomplished in 30-minutes, think again!

Prior to our first call, you’ll fill out an information sheet where you’ll give me all the details about your ministry. (NOTE: You’ll find the mere act of filling out this info sheet to be valuable all by itself.) This way I’ll be able to prepare for our call ahead of time and fully maximize the time that we have.

Value: Priceless

Fast Mover Bonus #2 – First 500 Only

When we were cleaning out the vault we found my original presentation on servant evangelism on the church satellite network. Though the clothes and hairstyles of the audience will have you laughing, the content has never been needed more. It’s just as appropriate for you doing ministry in 2009, as it was fifteen years ago in 1994.

This 3 hour training seminar has been broken down into 6 lessons and includes PDF notes for you to download, print out, and fill out as you watch the videos.

Value: $99

OK, now you know about the bonuses being offered, so make sure you’re ready for the launch tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific!

Steve

P.S. – We have a large number of people on our list, visiting the blog, and leaving comments. All of this has come without much “publicity” – this is all from our own internal list.

I have no way of knowing how many people will register for ServeCoach.com, but I DO know that the first bonus will go very fast.

So if you want to grab one of those spots, then be ready tomorrow when we open.

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