It has been fun the past few weeks to invest into parents and families here at Summit… Our Vacation Bible School was a huge success with over 350 kids and 150 volunteers. Thank you to everyone who served, prayed and gave to help make that week possible!
On the Sunday following VBS, there were almost 800 people in worship as we celebrated together. Kids loved the bounce houses and slushy drinks following our Everest-themed VBS that was about “Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” It was exciting to see many first-time guests join us for worship, so pray with me that the Lord helps families grow together in faith.
For that reason we kicked off a new series that Sunday called Power-Full Parenting. We hope this series will provide Biblical guidance, practical advice and encouragement for many parents! If you missed a week or two, here are the messages for the past three Sundays:
May 31 – Speaking Their Language
June 7 – Discipline that Develops
June 14 – The Parent’s Priority
Pastor Vince did an awesome job this past Sunday, and I hope that you can join us this week for Father’s Day!
You can check out any of the messages online at the above links, on Summit’s website or on our Facebook page. Feel free share them with parents you know as a resource. I hear from a lot of people that they want to love their children well, discipline in a way that works and lead them to grow spiritually. We hope this series will help!
The first week of the series I talked about Dr. Gary Chapman’s work on the 5 love languages. He shares how we all give and receive love in different ways–different love languages. When you discover how your child experiences love, it can transform how you relate to them! I recommended it as a resource in my message, and you can click on the picture to the left if you’d like to order a copy.
1 John 4:7 says, “Dear friends, let us love one another, since love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” You are in my prayers this week, that the love of Christ will powerfully bless your life and the ones you love!
See You Sunday,
P.S. I’ve noticed on Facebook that many people have already taken trips this summer. If you hit the road, I want to encourage you to find a local church where you can worship. It’s a great way to stay grounded spiritually and see how our Lord is at work in other parts of His kingdom!