7/23/15 – Making an Investment

d2a0b4c7-f5ab-4458-9cef-65c715ded455Every day we have opportunities to invest. My wife and two older kids were busy last night, so I had the chance to take my soon-to-be 4th grader to dinner & a movie. We had a blast, and I believe that quality time spent now is an investment that will make a difference in her life later.

Teachers are preparing classrooms for kids who will sit there soon. Students will soon go back to college for a future job or career. People will contribute to an IRA or 401k to prepare for retirement. Spouses will plan a date night to help build their relationship. People will spend time in God’s Word today in order to keep growing in faith.

I usually think of investments in financial terms… but it simply can be:

“an act of devoting time, effort or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.”

With that in mind, I want to ask you to make an investment with our church. We recently shared some exciting plans coming in August, and I believe this will be an incredible fall season for Summit!

Because of ministry growth and those plans for the future, we need lots of of new volunteers and people who will commit to serve regularly. Here are a few key areas:

Summit Kids (birth-grade 5)
APEX Youth (grade 6-12)
Setup & Teardown Teams
Growth Groups

If you are open to serving and want more information, please respond here. All four teams are actively recruiting, and there are many different ways you can serve.

If you say yes – you will make their day!

Romans 12:10-11 reminds us, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

Thanks in advance for finding your place to serve regularly (in one of those four areas or another one). Everyone is busy… but it is so rewarding to make an investment that changes lives!

Every week people tell us the difference Summit is making in their life or family. Everyone has talents to share. We need (and want) you as a part of the team! (Rom. 12:4-8)

Never underestimate the difference your investment today will make tomorrow!

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If you have been traveling this summer, we’ve been in a July series about “Spiritual U-Turns.” You can check out previous messages here, and I want to invite you to join us as I share about the major turnaround in Naaman’s life.

It’s going to be a great weekend!

See You Soon,

Pastor Nate

P.S. I believe that there is no better investment than God’s kingdom work through the local church. It changes lives forever! Thanks for ways so many of you give, serve and pray. To financially supporting Summit’s work or automate your giving, simply click here.

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