There are several reasons we do so many outings with the kids and families. #1 We encourage the kids (and adults) to dream of a better future. Many of them rarely have the chance to leave Lincoln and explore and dream. #2 It is during these times when we often get to connect and build relationships which in time facilitates Discipleship. #3 Moms-Dads-Grandmas etc. often come along giving us a chance to get to know them. #4 We occasionally go to big Christian Events to show that we can have fun while worshiping with other Christians! #5 Its fun! Lincoln just doesn't have that many fun things to do.
Most of what we do is free or very affordable, the more expensive outings are almost always funded through Thrivent Funds and special gifts, so we don't have to dip into our meager financial resources. We do our utmost to be responsible Stewards of what God has entrusted us with.