Families know how vacation Bible school goes — parents drop their kids off at church for a week during the summer, and they are left to learn with their peers. Pastors at LifePoint Church in Ames encourage families to go through the experience together, and they are providing a summer program to allow kids, parents and grandparents to grow spiritually together as a family.
LifePoint Family University is a time for families to learn the Bible together. Beginning Wednesday, June 4 and continuing every other Wednesday through June and July, the program provides games, activities, prizes, drama, snacks and an enriching religious learning experience for families to take home and implement in their own teachings of faith.
Lead Pastor Dr. Randy Robertson strongly believes spirituality is a family affair.
“Our goal for LifePoint Family University is to give parents hands-on tools to help lead their children in spiritual matters while having fun doing it,” Robertson says.
The summer program is open for families and kids of all ages. Church staff also provides child care for children up to age 2. LifePoint Family University will finish off the summer program with a carnival the night of July 30.
LifeGroup coordinator Lynette Roberston says this is the first time LifePoint has provided such a program, and they hope to continue with it again next summer.
“It is really an outreach for our church,” Lynette says. “We are happy to have people from the outside come and see what we are all about.”
Randy and Lynette agree that they want parents and kids to have this time together, rather than parents dropping their kids off to learn about spirituality on their own.
LifePoint Family University takes place at LifePoint Church on 409 13th St. in Ames. The program runs from 6:30-8 p.m. and is free to all families. All classes will take place at the church, but the carnival on July 30 is yet to be announced. Call 515-232-7111 for more information and visit www.lpchurch.us to learn more about LifePoint Church.