A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Proverbs 11: 25

Creating A Culture Of No Strings Attached Generosity

There is no doubt that small things done with great love can change the world. A random act of kindness with no strings attached is a great way to show the love of Jesus to those around us. Generosity tears down walls. It is hard to resist. It is powerful. This type of servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind.

Below are a few ideas. With each act, leave the Refresh card with them to let them know that God loves them. Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive a touch of love from God. It's simple, intentional, effective, inexpensive, and fun!

Ideas to “Refresh”

  • Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
  • Bring flowers to someone.
  • Offer to baby-sit for free.
  • Pay for someone's Starbucks coffee behind you in the drive-through.
  • Pay for someone's fast food meal behind you in the drive-through.
  • Send a note of encouragement to someone.
  • Give another driver your parking spot.
  • Give a treat to the postman or delivery person.
  • Leave a big tip for a waiter or waitress.
  • Pay for someone's movie that is behind you in line.
  • Slip a $20 bill to someone who you know is struggling financially.
  • Pay for someone's meal or dessert at a restaurant.
  • Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
  • Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
  • Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.
  • Mow a neighbor’s yard.
  • Rake their leaves.
  • Pay the mortgage next month for a struggling family.

You are encouraged to pick-up a few Refresh cards from the Information Desk outside the Worship Center and then Refresh someone with “no strings attached generosity.”