Well Memorial Day is behind us and this is the time that many churches enter into the “summer slump.” This has always been a pet peeve of mine…churches shut everything down for the summer expecting things are going to be bad. Two thoughts on that. First, you get what you expect. Second, people still die and go to hell during the summer, so why should we do any less than we normally do?
Last summer we continued to grow in United during the summer months and I don’t expect anything less this year. Yes, take a week or 2 of vacation (Lisa and I are), but the rest of the time, be at church, keep serving, keep inviting. God didn’t say “Honor the sabbath but only on days that are cloudy.” A nice day outside, gardening, amusement parks, picnics, reunions, your kids sporting event, boating, camping, etc., are never a reason to miss church. Anytime you put something else before church on Sunday, that’s called an idol and that’s called sin. And by the way, even when you’re on vacation, find a good church to attend in the town your visiting.
One of the reasons I thought to post this, is that Craig Groeschel posted something similar this week. Craig will be our first guest speaker at United for the up-coming One Prayer series. The closer and closer we get to it, the more excited I get! I’ll post more about Craig and the rest of our speakers here soon…they are definitely not to be missed…even if it’s a sunny day.