“Scattered Servants Unleashing the Church to Bring Life to the City” – Alan Scott
Re:store Northampton was registered as a charity by Central Vineyard in 2013, to act as an umbrella for a number of the projects run by the church to support those facing hardship and crisis in Northampton.
Through our various projects, we aim to give a ‘hand-up’ rather than just a ‘hand-out’ and seek to give individuals the opportunities to move forward into greater independence. These projects range from crisis support, providing emergency food to those suffering from unforeseen economic hardship, to longer term, practical and emotional support.
What would it look like if a whole army of people looked for ways to bless a stranger or show kindness to a friend, a colleague or neighbour?
What if they attempted to do this in many different ways, maybe through an anonymous gift, an act of service, through business (if you own one) or by stepping in and making the difference in a key moment in someone's life? What if the recipient of that blessing and kindness were invited to ‘pay it forward’ and bless someone else? What would it look like if the story of Northamptonshire was to change, because ordinary people started their very own kindness revolution?
Kindness could change the world around us.