A few years ago, we launched a new ministry @ Crosspoint called “Give a Rip.” It was essentially an email list that you could join if you wanted to be a part of the Give a Rip Team. This team would then be called upon, depending on the need, to provide the church with gift cards that we’d then forward along to some families in need in our community.
1. Church becomes aware of a family (perhaps in our church, perhaps in our community) that has a specific need: groceries, diapers, gas, assistance. (And yes, the church has done its homework with these families!)
2. People on the Give A Rip team receive an email with some brief details about this family/need and are encouraged to give accordingly.
3. All gift cards are dropped off at the church over the next day or two, where they are then distributed to this family.
*Note: The GiveARip team is not expected to give every single time. It’s a situation-to-situation opportunity. There is no pressure to participate, and often times, gift cards are dropped off at the church anonymously.
It’s a pretty simple and very fantastic way that we can provide some immediate and practical help to some great people in our own community who are truly in need…and we’re going to ‘re-launch’ this ministry! Woo-hoo!
So, if you’d like to be a part of the new GiveARip team, you need to let us know! All we need is your name and your email address, and you’ll be all set. You can do that by:
*Leaving a comment on this blog
*Emailing me: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Letting us know via Twitter (@CrosspointNB)
*Letting us know via our Facebook Page (facebook.com/CrosspointNB)
*Calling the church office (506-452-7110)
*Telling us live and in-person (I know, that’s kind of old-fashioned)
This is an easy and awesome way to be the hands and feet of Jesus. So join the team!