Summer is fast approaching! For many of you, the next few months will be filled with travel, adventure and increased opportunities to spend time together as a family. As you begin to think about and plan how you will spend the next few months, we’d like to once again present you with the Summer Family Activity Book. This resource gives you ideas on how to be intentional with your time together as a family.
How it Works
Whether you’re hanging out at home, traveling across the country or running errands around town, there is no shortage of opportunities to help your children see the things of the Lord. Our hope is to help you see and take advantage of this season. We have divided the activities and devotionals in this resource into four sections:
Set a Rhythm
Your family can do these activities repeatedly and consistently throughout the summer. Some of them will help you put things in place to establish a routine for your family. Others will help you think about ways to be missional—intentionally connecting with people in your community whom you interact with on a consistent basis.
Many of these include a devotional at the end that will help your kids make a connection between the activity and a truth from Scripture.
Out and About
This section provides ways to be intentional with outings around town you take as a family (shopping, going to the park, etc.).
On the Way
These activities can be done as your family travels long distances or vacations—whether it’s by land, air or sea.
Time, Moments and Milestones
We put together several appendices and an index at the back to make this book even more useful. We also marked each activity with an icon, indicating how it fits into our framework for family discipleship.
Time: intentional time built into the rhythm of your family’s life to think about, talk about and live out the gospel.
Moments: moments that come up in the course of everyday life for you to capture and turn into gospel conversation.
Milestones: opportunities to recognize and remember God’s work in the life of your family.
You can download the digital book or pick up a physical copy at your local campus. We hope you enjoy the next few months. We love you and are praying for a summer that draws your family closer together and closer to Jesus.