Mission.

God is on a redemptive mission to reconcile the world back to Himself through His son Jesus Christ. This mission has been His heart since the beginning. Now, it is the mission He has given to us, the Church. Jesus tells His disciples in John 20:21, “...As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” One of the ways we have responded to this command is by building strategic partnerships in our community, in our nation, and around the world through our Xpansion ministry.

Xpansion refers to all the global (local, national and international) efforts of Summit Church to advance the mission of God. These partnerships allow us to engage in God’s global mission by equipping and resourcing our partners to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

In addition to these strategic global partnerships, we have a passion for identifying young leaders and equipping and establishing them in vocational ministry through our Emerging Leaders initiative. Through a comprehensive four-year track, we are growing missional leaders that will carry the mission and vision of Summit far beyond our reach.

We believe the Church is God’s vehicle for demonstrating and communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every man, woman and child. Therefore, we are committed to planting new churches and partnering with existing churches in order to accomplish God’s purpose in the world.

Christ Together

Unifying the Church to consistently demonstrate and communicate the Gospel to every man, woman and child in America.

www.christtogether.org

Legacy Church

A church plant in Estero, FL helping others experience God, connect with others and fulfill God’s purposes for their lives.

www.legacychurchonline.com

Missio Church

A church plant in Syracuse, NY committed to reaching every man, woman and child.

www.missiochurch.org

Missio Dei

A church plant in Huntington, WV committed to reaching every man, woman and child.

www.missio.cc

Summit Church

A church plant in Asheville, NC committed to reaching every man, woman and child.

www.summitasheville.com

PLNTD Network

A decentralized network focused on establishing and multiplying confessional church-planting churches.

www.plntd.com

Providence Church

A church plant in Lehigh Acres, FL making known the riches of God’s glory by worshiping God, loving people, and making disciples centered in the Gospel.

www.providenceswfl.com

Scarlet City Church

A church plant in Columbus, OH focused on being a Gospel community on mission.

www.scarletcitychurch.org

Vision New York

A network of Christian leaders committed to reaching every man, woman and child in the Metro New York area.

www.visionnewyork.org

City on a Hill Church

A church plant in Brookline, MA committed to being a gospel-centered community that makes disciples for God's glory.

www.coahchurch.org

Hub Church

A church plant in Boston, MA committed to glorifying God by making Jesus-followers who make Jesus-followers.

www.hubchurchboston.com

Nuova Vita

A church being planted in Salerno, Italy.

www.salernochurch.com

Renewal Church

A church plant in Boston, MA which exists for the glory of God and the good of the city.

www.renewalchurchboston.com

Summit WNC

A church plant in Weaverville, NC committed to glorifying God by making disciples who represent the gospel to every man, woman and child.

www.summitchurchwnc.org

Acts 29

A network that helps plant Gospel-centered, missional, church-planting churches throughout the United States and the world.

www.acts29network.org

Eglise de la Grace

A new church being planted in Paris, France as part of the Acts 29 Network.

www.theprocopiosinfrance.com

We believe God has called Summit Church to make an impact in our community as we reflect the Gospel through our Christ-like service. One of our strategies is to partner with local organizations in order to meet the needs of our community.

Amigos Center

Immokalee, Florida
Serving the immigrant community of Southwest Florida through spiritual and social services.

www.amigoscenter.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Lee County
To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

www.fca.org

Interfaith Charities

Fort Myers, Florida
Serving the community of South Fort Myers through spiritual and social services.

www.icslee.org

Helps Outreach

Naples, Florida
Serving the needy in Naples by providing food, clothing, furniture and other services in the name of Jesus Christ.

www.helpsoutreachinc.org

Love INC

Southwest, Florida
Mobilizing and connecting local churches to meet the needs of the community in the name of Christ.

www.loveincswfl.com

St. Matthew's House

Naples, Florida
Serving the homeless community in Southwest Florida through spiritual and social services.

www.stmatthewshouse.org

Young Life

Naples, Florida
Connecting unchurched youth in the Naples community to Jesus Christ.

www.younglife.org

Hope Community Outreach

San Carlos Park, Florida
Bringing the hope of Jesus by providing food, clothing, furniture and other services.

www.hopeswfl.org

The “Every Child Initiative” is an effort to join God in reaching out to, caring for, and representing Gospel transformation to vulnerable children in our community and around our world through foster care, adoption and global orphan sponsorship.

Children’s Hope Chest

Nabukalu, Uganda
A refuge where orphaned and vulnerable children can have their basic needs cared for and receive consistent practical, spiritual and emotional support.

www.hopechest.org/uganda/

Embraced By Grace

An adoption and home study agency dedicated to the glory of God and the promotion of family through the adoption process.

www.embracedbygrace.org

Florida Baptist Children’s Home

Southwest, Florida
FBC provides safe, stable, Christian foster care homes for children who have been neglected, abandoned, abused or caught up in family turmoil.

www.fbchomes.org

Help the Least of These

Nairobi, Kenya
Serving vulnerable children and orphans in Nairobi, Kenya through orphanages, education, feeding programs and discipleship.

www.htlot.org

Shanghai Healing Home

Shanghai, China
Providing pre and post-surgical care to abandoned babies suffering from surgically correctable deformities.

charitydreamshanghai.com

Wings of Shelter

Southwest, Florida
Dedicated to the intervention of human trafficking and child slavery by providing safe houses for children who have been rescued.

www.wingsofshelter.com

Living Hope

Puebla, Mexico
Provides holistic services to at-risk children, youth and families, as well as equipping and sending leaders to provide similar services throughout the world.

www.lovehopemercy.org

Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Florida

Naples, FL
Helping women and their families to make healthy decisions through unplanned pregnancies.

www.prcnaples.org

Verity Pregnancy Resource Center

Fort Myers, FL
Empowering women and their families to make healthy decisions through unplanned pregnancies.

www.veritypmc.com

We believe God’s desire is to redeem a people from every tribe, language, people and nation. Therefore, we are committed to partnering with organizations and churches around the world to advance God’s mission of taking the Gospel to “the ends of the earth.”

All Will Know Him

India
Reaching a specific people group in Southeast Asia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through education and planting house churches.

www.allwillknowhim.org

Foundation In Christ Ministries

Ireland
Committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in the community of Galway in west Ireland.

www.foundationinchrist.org

Global Fellowship

Caribbean, South America, Asia, Europe
Helping to create national movements that reach entire geographies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

www.gfmission.com

Haiti Bible Mission

Jeremie, Haiti
A ministry based in Jeremie, Haiti committed to sharing the Gospel in western Haiti through education, orphan care, leadership development and church planting.

www.haitibiblemission.org

Kingdom Mobilization

U.S. and Russia
Helping people discover and engage in God’s purpose for their lives through classes and one-on-one coaching.

www.kingmo.org

Love Serves International

Dominican Republic
Coaching indigenous pastors with the goal of developing healthy churches that transform communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

www.loveserves.org

Mission of Hope

Haiti
Bringing life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti through the local church using education, nutrition, health care, and orphan care.

www.mohhaiti.org

Rome Christian Fellowship

Rome, Italy
Rome Christian Fellowship exists to glorify God by promoting genuine biblical community among Christian leaders; encouraging them to faithfully equip and lead God’s people on to his mission for his Church in Italy

www.romechristianfellowship.org

Saturation Church Planting International

Caribbean, South America, Asia, Europe
Helping to initiate and facilitate indigenous saturation church planting movements around the world.

www.scpi.org

Tactica

Costa Rica
Investing into the lives of Central American authorities and their families through high quality police training, evangelism and discipleship.

www.tacticaministries.org

Transform Asia

Cambodia
Bringing life transformation to the Cambodian people through evangelism, discipleship, church planting, orphan care and medical care.

www.transformasia.us

Vision Nationals

India
An organization focused on spreading the Gospel through church planting, training national leaders, and caring for orphans and widows throughout Asia.

http://visionnationals.org

ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)

Costa Rica
Equipping, training and empowering churches throughout Costa Rica.

www.abwe.org

Gospel for Czech

Czech Republic
Laying a foundation for future generations through evangelism, church planting, training pastors and publishing.

www.gospelforczech.org

New Mission Systems International

NMSI exists to proclaim Christ and make disciples globally.

www.nmsi.org

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders exists to glorify God by training, equipping, initiating and releasing Christian leaders into vocational Christian ministry.

Todd Milby, Director

The Vision — Emerging Leaders envisions releasing Christian leaders with:
• Affirmed Calling—manifesting a clear observable call to ministry
• Established Character—evidencing prudence, justice, temperance, and courage
• Developed Competencies—possessing core and specialized skills for life and ministry
• Informed Chemistry—understanding personal strengths and ideal ministry contexts

The Strategy — Emerging Leaders will accomplish its vision through strategic activities emphasizing four Formation Objectives:
• Personal Spiritual Formation—to develop a daily interactive relationship with God
• Cognitive Formation—to personalize a strategic understanding of the nature and purpose of the Church
• Theological Formation—to possess and apply an essential body of knowledge for life and ministry
• Practical Ministry Formation—to identify and experience potential ministry domains

The Structure — Emerging Leaders activities are structured by a four-year sequence of tracks for Interns, Externs, 1st Year Residents, and 2nd Year Residents. Each track lasts one year (May to April) and involves five activities of four to twelve meetings each, with designated Summit personnel emphasizing one or more of the Formation Objectives.

Intern Track Activities — Training for the Purpose of Exploring
The Intern track is designed to begin training leaders in the rudiments of vocational ministry and is open to any college sophomore (and up) who is interested in exploring a call to ministry.

Extern Track Activities — Equipping as a Result of Affirming
The Extern track is designed to begin equipping leaders in basic skills for vocational ministry and is open to any college senior (and up) who has completed the Intern track and has been affirmed in a call to ministry.

Resident Track 1 Activities — Personalizing for the Purpose of Initiating
The 1st Year Resident track is designed to assist leaders in identifying ideal ministry domains by assessing personal leadership strengths and passions, and is open to any college graduate (and up) who has completed the Extern track and is ready for initiation into select domains of ministry.

Resident Track 2 Activities — Personalizing for the Purpose of Initiating
The 2nd Year Resident track is designed to position Emerging Leaders for full-time Christian ministry with established character, developed competencies, and informed chemistry, and is open to any person who has completed the 1st Year Resident track and desires to be released into vocational ministry.

Emerging Leaders