introducing summit church!

I'm so excited to tell you about Summit Church, a new church in Edmond, OK! When they emailed me to see if I would be interested in helping promote this new local church launch I was totally on board. Having been a part of a couple of smaller start up churches, and doing portable church twice...I'm very familiar with the routine! Even though this isn't my church home, I'm all for supporting other ministries! The great thing about having a lot of local churches, means there is something for everyone!

Summit just launched a few months ago and meets in a elementary school in Edmond. The pastor, Allen attended a workshop about church plant and knew that's what God was calling him to. God directed them to Edmond, and the rest is history! Their staff and people are so nice, and I was welcomed with open arms!

What stood out to me?

They preach grace. They show love.

That's what church should be all about. Showing the love of Jesus. Their vision is to build a community that shares the love of Christ in big ways! They want to teach that church is not about a building but being the body of Christ.

Summit is very involved in the community. They do a tutoring program at the elementary school and a backpack program at a local school to send food home on the weekends for kids in need. The summer will be packed full of fun activities such as a Sports and Art Camp. Their goal is to be heavily involved in the community and that people can turn to them in times of need. Go check out their website for summer activities!!

I got to chat with the pastor's wife a bit and hear her heart for the church and her family. As a mama to FOUR little ones, she is definitely busy! Her kiddos are Oliva (9), Sophi (6) and Gus & Xander (twins - 5 1/2). And you guys think I'M nuts! ;)  I asked her a couple of questions and here's what she said:

Best advice for managing 4 small kids? Relax. When you have that many kids that close together (I had 3 in 16 months), you can’t take anything too seriously.  I always have to remember to just enjoy and have fun.  AND, we have to leave extra early to be anywhere on time.

What are your favorite things to do with your kiddos and places to go in Edmond? We love to go to the movies and every summer we go to the Harkins theater for the kids’ summer movies. Best deal in town. We love the zoo, Hafer Park, sports at the Y, and Bouncin’ Craze. We really love playing outside in the water hose, riding bikes, and sidewalk chalk.

A huge thank you to Allen & Erin Buck for welcoming me into your family and allowing me to help promote Summit Church! I'm so excited to see where God is leading them and the big ways He will use the church to reach the community!

If you are local and looking for a church, go visit Summit!