This year's theme for camp was truth and grace. Through several gospel-centered teachings, times of worship, devotions, and small groups, God was made much of. The Lord was working in many different ways: reigniting students faith, 3 students meeting and trusting Jesus, and an overwhelming sense of encouragement. I am personally beyond thankful for the way the Lord used the leadership team to love the students and show Christ to them.
This past Sunday, I found myself in a unique situation. Pastor Shane was slated to preach, a group of other folks from the church were leading the music, and my only in-service responsibility was to do the welcome prior to the sermon. I’m not entirely sure where the idea came from—maybe it was the Father’s Day mojo?—but I decided to volunteer in our children’s ministry for both services.
Since we re-planted as Sound City, this was the highest attendance that we have ever had in our children's ministry — over 130 children! Think about that...over 130 lives being touched by the message of Jesus' love! I am so proud of the many faithful men and women who serve in our children's ministry. But, as I'm sure you can guess, there is always room for more people to get involved.
This past Sunday at all three gatherings, we shared a Kids Ministry update with the church. There has been a lot of good news and many things to celebrate all year long really. The team has grown by 25% or more, and we’ve implemented many new processes that have been beneficial to the kids, parents, and the Kids Team in all sorts of ways.