9/4/15 – One Life at a Time

It fills me with joy to be a part of a church where so many lives are being changed by Jesus! At our Baptism Bash this past weekend, we saw one person after another experience one of God’s greatest blessings.

In Acts 2:38-39, Peter called people to faith and taught the significance of baptism:

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call.”



If you were one of the people baptized on Sunday–or were a parent helping to baptize your children–know that our church is celebrating with you this week!

I love seeing people put their hope in Jesus and parents spiritually lead their children. Our next Baptism Bash will be on October 25th, and we’d love for others (who haven’t been baptized) to be a part of that day. Fill out Summit’s online baptism form or contact heather@summitcc.org for more information.

Growing In Your Faith

As children grow and mature over time, so believers are called to “grow up” in their faith. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7)

Here at Summit, we believe Growth Groups are a key way to “continue to live our lives in Him.” These small group Bible studies meet in homes through out the week and provide an opportunity to apply God’s Word in everyday life.

If you haven’t yet joined a group for this fall season, I want to encourage you to review the options and register online. Groups will start the week of September 13th, so this is the perfect time to get connected in that way.

Football coaches preach the importance of preparation and everyone being ready to go into the game. Head Coach Bruce Arians from the Arizona Cardinals has talked for years about his “Next Man Up” philosophy. Everyone needs to be prepared and ready for whatever opportunity will come your way…

Getting actively involved in a Growth Group is a great way to be strengthened in your faith and stay open to what God is doing in your daily life. At Summit we believe everyone has an important role in God’s kingdom.

Keep growing and help others you know get plugged into a Growth Group as well. I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for us personally (and as a church) the rest of this year!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Nate

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