Since 2013, when Relevant Church first began, we have always led people with a foundation of generosity. Relevant is made up of a variety of core values that exemplify who we are, and one of them is that we believe in giving more than we take. One of the most well-known scriptures is one that we base this value on, and that is the verse in John 3:16 that says “For God so loved the world that He GAVE his one and only son…” God showed us the ultimate example of giving through sending us His son, Jesus, and we follow in those footsteps by giving to others, as well.
In the same way that God gave freely to us, we believe that giving back and expecting nothing in return meets the greatest felt need of all. Part of our culture here at Relevant consists of existing for others and serving our city by our actions and our behaviors. We know that the Church is most effective when it takes place outside of the four walls of our building and by following the example that Jesus established while He was here on earth.
Acts of Kindness Ideas
Pay for someone’s gas.
Keep a giveaway bag stocked with snacks, toiletries, and socks for any homeless you may encounter.
Take out the garbage for an elderly or handicap neighbor (or your parents, without them asking).
Leave an encouraging note or surprise in items you are donating, selling, or returning.
Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
Bring fresh flowers to someone.
Offer to babysit for free.
Mow someone’s yard for free.
Pay for someone’s coffee or meal behind you in the drive-thru.
Send a note of encouragement to someone.
Give baked goods or a small gift to the postman or delivery person.
Leave a big tip for your server at a restaurant.
Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.
Help someone who you know is financially struggling.
Pay for someone else’s meal at a restaurant.
Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
Take a box of donuts to a school, office, etc.
Cook a meal for a neighbor or coworker.
Share your umbrella with a stranger.
Help tutor a struggling student.
Pay for someone’s groceries in the line behind you.