Kind Table

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. You’re invited to join us for a unique group experience that will empower you to serve as an ambassador of kindness, setting a table for the women in your community AND making room at the table for even more women to taste and see what kindness can do.


Watch our Fall 2020 Kind Table Video:
Thank you for joining us for Kind Table! We hope you and your guests cultivate the goodness of God through our conversation and special worship experience. At the end of the video, pause the screen on the discussion questions to keep the goodness going through a REAL conversation of your own. Need help? Get our video viewing instructions here.


What is Kind Table?

Cultivate KIND tables are a small detour from our regular group format that give you the opportunity to invite women to share in REAL community and experience exceptional kindness. Our heart is that you create an intimate, safe and welcoming environment, where your invited guests can share a meal, enjoy unique Cultivate content through a video available here on or after November 20th and engage in REAL conversation that will allow you to cultivate community.

There is no cost for you to register as a hostess and you’ll receive exclusive content including printable postcard invites, fun icebreaker activities and keepsakes to help you cultivate kindness.

Listen to The Cultivate Podcast as we share the Kind Table vision!


Who’s Invited?

Whether in a community group, attending Sandals Church or simply an invited guest, EVERY woman is welcome to cultivate a KIND table:

  • Cultivate Group Leaders may host women from their existing group along with their invited guests.
  • Women in Sandals Church Mixed Groups can gather at a KIND table while the men enjoy “guy time.”
  • All Sandals Church Women are welcome to host a KIND table or attend as an invited guest, even if you’re not in an existing community group or ready to join one.
  • EVERY Woman including friends, family, neighbors and co-workers is invited to experience KIND table!

Hosting Options

Host: Set a KIND table in your home.

Co-Host: Ask someone to host in their home. This frees you to focus on other details and share the opportunity to serve your group and guests.

Get Creative: If neither you nor group members have the ability to host, choose a neutral location where you can gather. Be sure it will accommodate your needs with enough seating, space to enjoy a meal and the ability to watch our teaching video.

Register below to host a Kind Table!

 


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

Your KIND table is an opportunity to live out kindness with your community group, as well as invite women who might not be ready to join a group, attend a Cultivate event or even a weekend service, but would willingly gather among friends. Ask God who He wants around your table, then get the word out! There is no cost for you to register as a hostess and you’ll receive exclusive content including printable postcard invites, fun icebreaker activities and keepsakes. Use our resources or group text, e-mail, e-vite and phone calls to ask your guests to save the date, then send a KIND reminder before your gathering!

Kindly Note: While we would love as many women as possible to gather in the name of goodness on Friday, November 20, 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 November 20.


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 skills and talents represented among the women attending and encourage them to cultivate those. Is someone known for creative table decorations, cooking a special dish or incredible desserts? Invite them to partner with you in setting a KIND table!

Here are a few KIND 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. Register as a hostess to receive our printable hostess place/note cards!
  • 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!

 

Choose Kind

As the hostess, you set the tone for your time together, so create a unique and memorable experience. Pray over the details and add elements that will make your guests feel invited into your community. When you register as a hostess, we’ll provide you with some kind and fun ways to get to know one another. Your time together will also include a short video (available here on or after November 20) that will lead your group into REAL conversation. A closing time of gratitude or prayer is a KIND send off too.


Cultivate Kindness

Serve your KIND table with love. 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.

 


 

Continuing in Kindness

What’s next? Our hope is that your KIND table experience will bring you closer together and remind you of the power of community and kindness. If new women joined and are eager to continue in community, make an invitation to your group. If your group is at capacity, perhaps someone is ready to grow in leadership and start a new group? Your next step might be as simple as an invite to an upcoming Cultivate event, weekend service, or just to talk more over coffee. Seek God and step forward in faith and kindness, ensuring each woman feels cared for and loved.


Hostess Registration

There is no cost for you to register as a hostess. In exchange for your kindness, when you register, we’ll provide you with a beautifully designed hostess kit including PDF printable invites, a suggested agenda, keepsake cards and fun ice breaker activities to help you and your guests connect in kindness.

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*GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED: The fine print: Giveaway closes at midnight Friday, November 13, 2020. Eligible hostesses must be registered as a Kind Table hostess by Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen via random number generator to receive a prize item or package and will be notified by email by Saturday, November 14, 2020. US Residents only eligible. Floral and food items eligible to residents within designated delivery area only. All prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except at the sole discretion of the sponsor. By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to hold harmless Cultivate Women and the prize sponsor, supplier or distributor. Cultivate Women reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify any part of this giveaway.  Prize sponsors have agreed to mail prizes to winners for receipt on or prior to November 20, 2020, with the exception of food and floral items which must be delivered and/or picked up according to sponsors established parameters. Neither Cultivate Women or prize sponsors are responsible for delivery delays incurred by the US Postal Service  or shipping services. Cultivate Women does not expressly endorse vendors or their views. Void where prohibited by law. For further questions about KIND table or Cultivate Women, email women@sandalschurch.com.