Summers are so short in Canada – we really need to get outside and enjoy the brief, beautiful weather!
Between long weekends, day trips, summer vacations, cottage escapes and even staycations, it’s a reality that many of us are frequently away during the summer months.
It’s also a reality that, like regular school activities, many regular church activities wind down.
ESL and homework help classes are discontinued. Weekly Bible Study groups sometimes meet only monthly during July & August. Sunday School classes are combined. Youth Group discussions are less frequent. Worship teams are typically smaller and practices are lightened. Board & Leadership teams usually meet only once during the summer.
But not every ministry winds down! Our community outreach ministry, Studio 15, really ramps up!
We expect to have up to 50 participants during each of the 6 weeks of the summer program.
This is a season where many new youth and families make a connection to Kingsview for the first time. In addition to a smorgasbord of arts & recreation activities, participants receive solid biblical teaching.
It’s often these kinds of relationships that get established and built during the summer that contribute to the health and vitality of the Kingsview community. Relationships don’t wind down just because the weather is warm…or summer activities take us in different directions for a few weekends.
The church is a community of people that come together because we have Jesus in common. The Holy Spirit unifies us and keeps us connected when we follow his leading.
How can you stay connected in your relationship with Jesus and your church family during the summer months? Here are just a few suggestions:
- Invite another Kingsview person over and get to know them better.
- If you haven’t seen someone for a couple of Sundays, call or send them a message to let them know they are missed.
- Listen to the sermon online if you miss a Sunday.
- Use RightNow Media for a personal, family, or group devotional or bible discussion starter; maybe at the cottage or out on the balcony.
Enjoy the slower pace and the special tastes of summer – it’s good for your soul – “people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labour, for these are gifts from God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:13, NLT)
Whatever you do, or where ever you are this summer, let your life be a continuous act of worship to the Lord; “For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17, NLT)