“That must be the Vineyard!”

We’re always looking for new (and even quirky) ways to show our community God’s love in practical ways.

Sam’s Club sells a box of 28 packets of this microwave popcorn for about $6.40. So a couple weeks ago I bought 10 boxes! And this week, I got my outreach card order from OvernightPrints.com. So last night, I attached the cards to 140 packets (5 boxes).

Now a local party store has a box to give away, the library has a box to give away, and the local homeless shelter has a couple boxes.

At the shelter, I asked if the popcorn would be a blessing. They immediately said “Yes!” As I passed it to them, I explained that we believe lots of people have heard of God’s love but very few have actually seen it in practical ways.

Before I could even finish that brief explanation, a woman I’d never seen before blurted out, “You must be the Vineyard!”

Wow. I was about 6 inches off the ground when I walked out.

Everybody’s going to have a rep. I’m glad serving people in practical ways is ours!!

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Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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