steve sjogren

Halloween Outreaches Galore!

Some church people think of Halloween as a dark time on the calendar – a time when godly people should go the other direction...
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Practical Planning- Part 3

More outreach projects that produce “Kindness Connections.” Bus Station Go to your bus station with water and Gatorade. Offer people waiting the drinks. You can also...
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Practical Planning- Part 4

Pre-Outreach Planning Tip: Always go to the locations of the planned outreach before the event.  One time I sent a team to a car wash...
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94 Servant Evangelism Ideas for Your Church

Servant Evangelism (SE) connects people to people in a natural, easy, low- risk, high grace way. Who doesn't like to be given a cold...
Johnny Appleseed

6 Outreach Leadership Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

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...


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Why Kindness?

I was asked to write two book forwards this week.  This is something I have done for a number of writers – more in...

Was Osama Bin Laden Saved?

The cover of Time magazine recently featured Pastor Rob Bell and his controversial new book that hones in on the weighty issue of eternity....
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Lesson #10: Turtles Last Longer Than Rabbits

#10: Turtles Last Longer Than Rabbits You’ve heard Aesop’s story about the tortoise and the hare. In this classic tale, the hare takes off quickly...
Burning Man

7.5 Lessons I Learned About Outreach At Burning Man

The famous Burning Man Festival is happening right now in the desert north of Reno right now. About 50,000 people from all over the world...

Doing Outreach or Reaching Out?

When we do outreach by serving - servant evangelism (kindness outreach) - to give away bottles of water at a stoplight or clean toilets...
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Have You Considered Starting A Sunday PM Service?

There has been talk of late about the downside of starting Saturday evening services. Having pioneered that time slot from the get-go as an...

Go Out Anyway

Just Show Up! When it comes to doing outreach projects with teams a lot can go right... and wrong. After doing team-oriented outreaches for decades...
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Simplifying God’s Voice

Do you feel inadequate in the area of connecting with God's voice? When you hear others mention they have gotten specific guidance from God...

Syncing With The Spirit

When I hook up my iPhone or my iPod with my laptop all that is new is caught up. I make deposits in the Spirit...


steve sjogren

Halloween Outreaches Galore!

Some church people think of Halloween as a dark time on the calendar – a time when godly people should go the other direction...
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Something Cool for Winter: Salt Outreach

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer...
Nikki Giovanni

The Poetry of Kindness

I once met a poet and didn’t know it. There is a poetry to God’s kindness, and every once in awhile we are able to...


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20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters

I’m pretty picky when it comes to quotes. I think you will find the following...
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Above and Beyond Charlottesville

Charlottesville a year later, a changed life...
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Student to Student Kindness

A high school student in South Carolina bought her friend shoes, and the gesture moved...
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Kindness in the News

Belle and Abby: Kindness in Middle School for All Belle holds open one door, Abby the...
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Do Something Productive

Imagine that you get a text from your boss tonight. He has called off all...


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Acts of Kindness

Your choices can make a change. Choose kindness. In our day and age, wars, conflict and political strife are all too common. Because of this, sometimes it is hard to feel...


Candace Cameron Bure

Kind is the New Classy

As a woman in today’s world, you know the pressure you feel on all sides to conform to society’s expectations. In her new book, Kind...