Heartbeat (Page 2)

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New Worship Song At Countryside

This month we are learning a new song for worship at Countryside. The song is called As Long As You Are Glorified by Mark Altrogge and Sovereign Grace Music. I want to encourage you to take some time to familiarize yourself with the tune and lyrics in the video provided below. I am particularly excited about this song because of the powerful way these lyrics direct…

2016 Identity Retreat Sessions

This year we were privileged to spend a week away from all of life’s distractions and routines at a camp located at the Lake of The Ozarks. The desire for the week was that through much exposure to the Word of God the Holy Spirit would do a sanctifying work in the lives of those who attended. We sat under the teaching of Pastor Michael Summers in the evenings and…

New Book By Pastor Michael

Surrender: A Christian’s Guide to Dependence By Michael Summers Jr. “I recently wrote a book for our students at Countryside on the topic of Biblical surrender. The book seeks to explain God’s sovereign work as well as the believer’s responsibility in surrendering the heart to Christ. It is a simple read (only 6 chapters), relying on Scripture for…

2016 Countryside Missions Summit

Countryside is hosting a missions emphasis weekend June 10-12. We will have the privilege of hearing from our three missionary church planting pastors: Brian Warne (Mexico), Roger Johansen (Brazil) and JD Summers (Lawrence, KS). Don’t miss this exciting weekend that is sure to enrich and ignite your heart for Gospel-centered missions. This event will include the…

Countryside VBS 2016: Cross Training

Welcome to Countryside VBS 2016: Cross Training! As the world prepares for the Olympics in Brazil, join us as we train to be a part of God’s team. During this Olympic themed week we will play exciting games, make fun crafts, see entertaining skits, taste great food, and most importantly, focus on the best news in the world: the gospel. We hope you can join us!…

2016 Youth Retreat: Identity

Have you ever wondered who you really are or why you are here? Most people do. In fact, for thousands of years people have tried to answer questions like this to no avail. The way that you answer that question will determine how you are going to live. The exciting news for us is that God’s Word does tell us who we are, and it doesn’t stop there. Scripture…

Heart to Heart

Countryside Is hosting a day-long retreat on Saturday, February 20th for young women grades 7-12. This will be an exciting day filled with sessions, breakout discussion groups and fellowship. Young ladies are strongly encouraged to invite friends as well! The focus of this event is how the Gospel changes several aspects of life including how you think and view others. It…

2016 Countryside Women’s Retreat: My Heart’s Treasure

WHEN: March 11-12, 2016 WHERE: Doubletree Hotel 10100 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210 WHAT TO BRING: Bible, casual clothes, bathing suit and/or workout clothes (there is an indoor pool and exercise room), snacks, toiletries, an eager heart for the Word of God SPEAKER: Janet Aucoin Janet lives…

Mexico Ministry Update

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS This weekend we were blessed with the opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our wonderful church family, Countryside, in Olathe KS. We joined Countryside in 1993 and it was there that the Lord confirmed my calling to pastoral ministry in 1998. It has now been our joy to serve with Countryside for over 16 years in the ministry of…

25th Anniversary Commemorative Book

We are amazed at the power and the grace of God we have seen for 25 years at Countryside. As we reflect on the journey, we are reminded again and again that He alone deserves the glory. This is why a selfless team of lay people at Countryside worked tirelessly to produce a special commemorative book that illustrates the timeline of His faithful care and grace. Our hope…