What. A. Weekend.

We had a Small Groups Conference, College Leadership Retreat, and the largest Starting Point in the history of the Summit.

We launched four new service times at two different campuses, on-boarded a bunch of new volunteers, and saw well over 300 first time guest households visit the Summit for the first time.

And we celebrated Vision Weekend, our annual time where we pause to reflect on what God has done among us. In case you missed it, you’ll want to see the 2012-2013 recap video. (Grab a tissue.)

You know what I love about my church? It ain’t about my church. It’s not about building a monument to ourselves or a kingdom where we’re the kings and queens. And I think…I hope…I pray we understand that.

It’s not about statistics. It’s not even ultimately about the stories and the changed lives that those statistics point to.

It’s about Jesus…his fame. His renown. His glory. Nothing we do has any value if done apart from him or done without pointing to him.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.