We launch Gospel-centered churches and outreach initiatives

Intern Stories: Megan D. (2/2)

Summer OFF Four Girls

This is the second part of a two-part series. You can read part 1 here

This past summer I also relearned the beauty in the simplicity of the gospel. Having grown up in the Christian bubble, it is easy to become distracted by controversial theological topics or to overcomplicate the gospel message, but every day in the park I saw the gospel being lived out and learned how to share the importance of this message in the simplest way possible. 

I talked with kids within a wide age range. Sharing the gospel with a five-year-old enabled me to see Christ’s love in a new way, and to be reminded of Matthew 19:14, when Jesus brought the children to his side. I understand this passage much better after seeing that it is possible for children to understand the gospel, often better than adults.

I am so thankful for the time I had working with Summer OFF. Every day I learned from the church groups working around me and also from the kids in the park. Summer OFF is such a people-focused and gospel-centered program. It was definitely the highlight of my summer.