Contrary to popular opinion, it’s possible to have a great summer in AZ. But it will probably take some intentionality.
How can you maximize your summer?
1. Have Fun Making Memories.
Many of us will try to get out of town at some point, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun locally. Some ideas:
- Visit one of the many splash pads in town
- Find a fun game or two to play with your family
- Join the library’s summer reading program
- Check out Harkins’ summer movie fun
- Get a summer bowling pass
- Go fishing (June 3 is actually a FREE fishing day in AZ)
- Take a free workshop at Home Depot (many are good for kids too)
- Blow your mind with a free tour of the Amazon fulfillment center
- Enjoy the free events at Bass Pro Shop
- Cool off by ice skating in Chandler ($5 Friday nights) or Gilbert
- Have some friends over for dinner
2. Take a Step in Spiritual Growth.
Too many people check out spiritually in early summer and then by the time August hits wonder why they feel so dry. Here are some ideas on how to pursue growth:
- Take a class at church:
- Work through a free video series on Right Now Media (click here to get a free account)
- Start a simple summer Bible reading plan:
3. Stay Engaged with Church.
With all the distraction of summer, staying engaged with church is crucial for our health and strength. A few ideas:
- Come to church when you’re in town. Duh! 🙂
- Subscribe to our sermon podcast to keep up with Acts
- Automate your giving so that your generosity continues even when you’re out of town
- Do some of the fun things above (#1) with folks from your RC or ministry team
4. Take a Break from Online & Social Media.
Don’t feel the pressure to do all this — that’s the fast track to insanity! But don’t let yourself drift either.
Take some steps now that will bear fruit when the busyness of fall comes back around.