Summit Church exists to glorify God through presenting the Gospel to every man, woman and child, connecting them into loving relationships with Jesus Christ and with others.
This type of ministry is built upon the values of God, Truth, Love and Mission in the hopes of reproducing people who demonstrate the outcomes of biblical discipleship - pursuing intimacy with God, growing in the fruit of the Spirit, cultivating stewardship of life, engaging in their personal mission, and sharing their grace story.
We value God above all things. In Him, we embrace the TRUTH He reveals, the LOVE He demonstrates, and the MISSION He invites us to join.
Because God is the center of everything we exist to glorify Him. We value God because He is the Creator and beginning of all things. He holds everything together. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, and the giver of salvation.
Because the word of God is Truth, it is the foundation on which we build our lives. We value Jesus as the Truth. He, along with the truth of Scripture, reveals God's character, plan and salvation. All Scripture is God-breathed, living and the foundation on which we build our lives.
Because God is love and first loved us, our response is to love Him and others. We value love because God is love. He first lavished His unconditional love upon us, which compels us to love Him and others. These are the two greatest commandments.
Because God has invited us to join Him on mission, we are compelled to discover and engage in His purposes. We value mission because God has commanded us to make disciples of every man, woman and child. We are created to glorify God by living on mission with God.
As we embrace these four core values, the following five practices become the outcomes of our maturing faith:
INTIMACY WITH God
A detailed knowledge and understanding of God's heart and activity that comes from pursuing Him as our greatest treasure.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
The acting presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church that demonstrates the character of God and distinguishes His people from an unbelieving world.
STEWARDSHIP OF LIFE
Faithfully using everything God has entrusted to us to reflect His glory.
Discovering and fulfilling our God given purposes in the church and in our community.
Embracing the fullness of the Gospel and being transformed by it in such a way that we desire to live out and share God's message with others.