As we've seen over the past few months, the greatest acts of service can often be accomplished through the smallest acts of kindness. While large serve events and projects are useful and necessary at times, we believe that there are acts of service that we can do every day that require little effort but still make a grand impact.
This is why the Highlands Team created the Acts of Kindness cards- business-size cards that can be used in multiple ways to show others that they are seen and loved by God, and invite them to your church as you're serving. Whether you pay for the car behind you in the drive-thru or pass out water bottles to those in your community, you can attach this card to any serve project to create an impactful touchpoint between your church and those you're serving.
You can find the project files for these cards on Grow Online and customize it to display your church's information. Here are a few ideas on how to use them in your church:
1. Lobby Display
You can print the Acts of Kindness cards for your congregation and have them on display in the lobby so members can grab a handful on their way out. This is one of the best ways to get your members mobilized and serving; they don't have to do anything out of their regular schedule. They simply leave a card anytime they perform an act of kindness throughout their day, like leaving a larger tip at lunch or leaving a note on a co-worker's desk.
2. Virtual Versions
Email a virtual version of these cards out to your members and have them attach the graphic to a virtual gift card, text message, etc., as a way to show love to the people they're connected with. You can also encourage them to print out the cards on their own and pass them out if they want.
3. Church-Wide Serve Projects
The church can come together to participate in serve projects in its community and attach these cards to any water bottles, meals, etc., that are being passed out during the project.