1900 Acts of Kindness in 2019

Simple acts of kindness can help share the gospel.

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Last year, we set a goal as a church family to initiate at least 1000 Gospel Conversations. We accomplished that goal together! So this year, we want to issue a new challenge, all for the sake of advancing the Kingdom of God in Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, and beyond!

Here's the 1900 Acts of Kindness challenge:

Our goal for 2019 is to demonstrate the Gospel by performing 1,900 Acts of Kindness for people we do not know.

Next year we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of our church. In preparation for reaching that milestone, we believe the best way honor Jesus is to be His hands and feet more than ever.

What are "Acts of Kindness"?

An act of kindness is anything that displays care, concern, or generosity towards another person, even if we don't get credit for it...and even if the recipient doesn't deserve it.

(Sound familiar? "but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 ESV)

Examples of Acts of Kindness:

  1. Pay it Backward: buy coffee for the person behind you in line.
  2. Compliment the first three people you talk to today.
  3. Show up to make home repairs for folks you know aren't able to do the work themselves.
  4. Donate old towels or blankets to homeless shelter.
  5. Say hi to the person next to you on the elevator.
  6. Surprise a neighbor you've never met with freshly baked cookies or treats!
  7. Let someone go in front of you in line, even if they have a full shopping cart.
  8. Leave a gas gift card at a gas pump.
  9. Write a letter of encouragement for a police officer and leave it under their windshield wiper.

Keep in mind that though it's great to do these kinds of things for our church family or people we already know, we should be doing that anyway! This challenge is meant to be shared with people outside our existing circles and relationships.

Tracking our Progress

We had fun watching our "Gospel Conversation Wall" fill up with color throughout 2018. Each of those 1000 stickers represents a person who was introduced to or reminded of the good news of Jesus Christ. The stickers also served as a form of accountability for all of us, and an opportunity to see our progress.

We're doing something similar this year, but it will be "virutal." Here's how it works:

1. Perform your Act of Kindness.

Take note of the situation, time, and location. (Snapping a quick photo is a bonus!)

2. Visit this webpage.

Save 1900aok.com as a bookmark on your phone or computer.

3. Fill out the form below.

Share a little bit about the moment. We are excited to hear and share your stories throughout the year! (You can also share your #1900aok story on the paper forms that will be available in our Sunday Morning Bible Study classes, at Wednesday Night Supper, and in the Welcome Center.)

4. Share your story on social media.

Use the #1900aok hashtag to share your picture and story on social media as an encouragement to your church family. (But please do use discretion and don't share names or faces of your recipients without their permission.)

4. Repeat!

Now that you're getting the hang of it, get creative and perform another Act of Kindness!

Share Your 1900aok Story!

Form will go live on Sunday, January 27.
Join us at 8:30am or 11am for worship to hear the full announcement!

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