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One of my roles in life is Outreach Coordinator at Centerpoint Church.
I love everything about this role. From planning various projects to leading teams to seeing people get excited about showing #crazylove in little (and sometimes big) ways!
This is the kind of stuff I was made for.
Tonight just reinforced the love I have for my role. And for my church.
This week our church is doing a unique outreach we've dubbed "Trick or Treat with Bob." (Bob is our kid's ministry mascot. He's an orange tiger, and kids love him.) Unlike most churches, we're not doing an alternative Halloween event. No trunk-or-treat, Hallelujah Night, or Harvest party for us. Instead of staying within our four walls on Halloween and inviting folks to come to us, we are going to them! We have 10 different host homes throughout various locations in our community who are just gonna pass out special gift bags full of candy, stickers, temporary tattoos, etc. And, at one location, kids will get to meet Bob. It's going to be a great night!
In preparation for the event, we had a "packing party" tonight as we plan to hand out 2500 candy bags! We carved out 4 hours to pack all the bags based on info from another group who'd packaged 3000 care bags in the past. We anticipated 20-30 people would come help put the bags together.
Guess what happened?!
Over 40 people showed up and rocked it out by packaging 2500 bags in an hour and a half!!!
And that's one of the many reasons I love my church! They GET IT. They recognize that sometimes being the hands and feet of Jesus means showing up and packaging candy bags. Sometimes it means going outside the box and stepping outside the four walls to show a little bit of crazy love.
This week I've heard the phrase "many hands make light work" several times, and it's so true. Tonight proved that to me.
Tonight also proved that crazy love isn't just an event, but a lifestyle. (More on that later...)
What's your favorite way to show crazy love?