Sports are a big part of life for many people.

And when it comes to our children – sports can easily take over life.

Do you find that the schedule of your children’s activities seems to be running your life?

Have weekends become exhausting blurs of activity rather than a helpful time of rest?

Does your family time exist only in the activities of your children?

Do you spend less time with your church family because of sports activities?

If your answer is a sheepish yes to any of these questions, you will find this article by Todd Hill to be helpful.

Todd brings balanced and encouraging reflections for Christian parents concerning our children in sports. He reminds us of what to watch out for and how to keep in perspective the even greater importance of our family’s commitment to Christ.

As Todd makes clear, sports are not bad; the problem is when these activities become the ruling activity of life.

I hope all parents will take 5 minutes and read “Do Christian Parents Flirt with the Idol of Sports”.



Summer camp is now over, but the work God will be doing continues. Please continue to pray that God will work in these families. Ask that God will enable us to keep connecting with them

Photos by Bill Wright


Jen Gilbert making a difference in someone’s life during our recent Egg Hunt

Pastor John MacArthur got my attention when he pointed out a wonderful outreach opportunity built into every church.

The children who show up each week!

Every child needs the gospel

Every week they arrive, sit down and wait for the adults who will interact with them

Have you ever thought that you want to be a godly influence on other people, but you are not sure how to start?

Children’s Ministry is a great way to have an immediate impact, by loving the children God brings to us and showing them how deeply you care about God and His ways.

You don’t need to be intimidated; we don’t ask people to fill “a teaching role” unless they are prepared for it. But we always need people to fill the “love for kids and Christ role”.

A great way to get your feet wet is to volunteer for our Summer Camp during the last week of July.

We need people just to help move kids around to different stations

And while you interact with these children, they can experience that the church is a place where they are loved and people care about them.

If giving a whole week for Summer Camp seems like a big commitment, think of it as you would a short-term mission trip. You may not be able to afford an out of the country mission trip at this time, but what about a mission trip right here, for people who have the same urgent need to have someone impact them for Christ.

Don’t put it off – contact Paul Long or the church office today at 927-3838.

Be an influence . . Make a difference

You probably want to make an impact for Christ

And we have children here that need someone to make this impact in their lives!

If you are eager to jump in, there is a volunteers meeting at Greentree 7:00 Tuesday night.

Go to the Summer Camp link above to find out more and see a fun video from last year’s Summer Camp