We wholeheartedly believe YOU were made for community. Our desire is to create meaningful opportunities for EVERY woman to cultivate REAL community marked by exceptional kindness.
What is Kind Table?
Kind Table is a small detour from our regular group format that empowers women to serve as an ambassador of kindness, setting a table in their home for the women in their community AND making room at the table for even more women to taste and see what kindness can do. Guests share a meal, enjoy unique Cultivate content and engage in REAL conversation.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:24-25
In home hostesses will receive a free Kind Table kit including a hostess guide, digital invitations to text or email, as well as table resources.
EVERY woman is welcome – whether in a community group, attending Sandals Church or simply friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
Cultivate Group Leaders are encouraged to host women from their existing group, as well as invited guests. Women in Mixed Groups might consider gathering at a Kind Table while the men enjoy “guy time.”
Host: Set a Kind Table in your home. RSVP here!
Co-Host: Ask someone in your community to host in their home. This shares the opportunity to serve others.
On-Campus Experience: Many Sandals Church campuses are hosting a Kind Table so that you can connect with women in our church and your campus community.
Choose Your Meal
Decide on the meal plan that best suits you. You might choose to bless your guests by providing the entire meal and all the trimmings. Your guests can also share in meal planning by bringing a favorite appetizer, main dish, side or dessert. If you’d rather, everyone can pitch in for take-out or food delivery. Be considerate of your guest’s unique needs and plan accordingly.
Extend a Kind Invite
Kind Table is a unique opportunity to invite women who may not be connected in community to experience what it looks and feels like. Ask God who He wants around your table, then make the invite!
Kindly Note: While we would love as many women as possible to gather on our scheduled date, you are welcome to adjust the date/time of your Kind Table to best suit your needs. Our resources will be available to you upon registration, however, video content will only be available on or after our scheduled date.
Set a Kind Table
The simplest table can be the most kind. First, make your guests feel welcome and comfortable, then add those special touches that create an inviting table. Consider the gifts represented among the women attending and encourage them to partner with you in setting a Kind Table!
Here are a few ideas to consider:
- Create table settings with a place mat, charger or decorative element.
- Add fresh flowers, a centerpiece, table runner or creative touch.
- Use name cards to assign seats and help women get to know each other.
- Keep beverages simple with pitchers of water, ice tea or lemonade.
- Make room for dessert, coffee and the fixings.
- Don’t forget plates, utensils, napkins and glasses!
Create a welcoming experience that will make your guests feel invited into your community. This is an opportunity to show the love of Christ, rather than share the gospel.
Go first by authentically answering questions, modeling kindness and encouraging each woman to participate in a way that makes them most comfortable. Everyone should feel safe and included, not awkward or overwhelmed.
Be REAL, but above all else be KIND.
Continue in Kindness
What comes next? Our hope is that your Kind Table experience will remind each guest of the goodness of God and the power of community. Next steps might include:
- more conversation over lunch or coffee.
- an invitation to sit with you at a weekend service.
- the opportunity to join your community group. If your group is at capacity, maybe someone is ready to start a new group?
Seek God and step forward in faith and kindness, ensuring each woman feels cared for and loved.