Thursday, 1 July 2010

Missional Tipping

Jeff Vanderstelt is Vice President of the Acts 29 Network. Something he said in an interview caught my eye:
Radical generosity – people who tip waiters way beyond what they deserve – requires a gospel explanation. Go to the same restaurant regularly, and even if they’re having a terrible day and their service reflects that, blow them away. Give them an amazing tip. Do that a few times. Eventually they’re going to realize that something’s different about you – because nobody tips according to bad service, they only tip if they got something good for it. But the gospel tells us: we got something good that we don’t deserve for our bad service. That’s gospel-tipping… it gives me an opportunity to talk about the gospel.
What a great idea!

Read the notes and view the interview here. H/T Acts 29 Blog.