Vision Statement
 of the
Care and Kindness Campaign

The church world stands poised to mobilize the laity in meaningful and substantial ways. One significant advance sees the movement of church members into more hands-on caregiving of the sick, injured, grieving and lonely. The pastoral care of the congregation is slowly shifting away from the pastors back to the people.

Christian people will learn appropriate outlooks, attitudes and the skills for approaching, walking with, listening, and responding.

The world will be changed. 

Care and Kindness Ministries, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Dr. James Kok. The ministry seeks to use multiple avenues of spreading his vision of what he calls the Care and Kindness Campaign. It aims to ignite in all God's children a sense of calling to demonstrate extraordinary acts of kindness, attentiveness and compassion to friends, colleagues, next-door neighbors and even the stranger at the car wash. 

This is God's work for us to carry out. It is good. It is possible. Our faithfulness in this practical day-to-day care-fullness will reassure humankind that God is alive and active today and will help restore hope in a pessimistic world.

Dr. James R. Kok
 Author and Pastor, Dr. Kok, has articulated his message in the books he has written, but his book, "90% of Helping Is Just Showing Up!" particularly addresses the theme of the Care and Kindness Campaign. Throughout his book, he teaches that great amounts of healing and helping are administered through the simple act of just 'being there' with persons as they go through their hurt.

See his other books on our Books Page

Regional Care and Kindness Conferences
Care and Kindness Conferences, held in communities around the U.S., provide time for Dr. Kok to lecture at greater length on his message, and they also include other speakers for both plenary sessions and workshops. The topics range from the practical, to the spiritual, to issues of daily life.

See more information about these conferences on our Conferences Page