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.
- Church Partners
- Community Partners
- Every Child Initiative Partners
- International Partners
- Emerging Leaders
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.
Unifying the Church to consistently demonstrate and communicate the Gospel to every man, woman and child in America.www.christtogether.org
A church plant in Estero, FL helping others experience God, connect with others and fulfill God’s purposes for their lives.www.legacychurchonline.com
A church plant in Syracuse, NY committed to reaching every man, woman and child.www.missiochurch.org
A church plant in Huntington, WV committed to reaching every man, woman and child.www.missio.cc
A church plant in Asheville, NC committed to reaching every man, woman and child.www.summitasheville.com
A decentralized network focused on establishing and multiplying confessional church-planting churches.www.plntd.com
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
The Well Community Church
A church plant in Simpsonville, SC focused on being a community that lives for Jesus, loves others and serves the community.www.simpsonville-church.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.
Serving the immigrant community of Southwest Florida through spiritual and social services.
Connecting young adults in Southwest Florida to Christ, each other and the world.
Fort Myers, Florida
Serving the community of South Fort Myers through spiritual and social services.
Serving the needy in Naples by providing food, clothing, furniture and other services in the name of Jesus Christ.
Mobilizing and connecting local churches to meet the needs of the community in the name of Christ.
St. Matthew's House
Serving the homeless community in Southwest Florida through spiritual and social services.
Connecting unchurched youth in the Naples community to Jesus Christ.
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
A refuge where orphaned and vulnerable children can have their basic needs cared for and receive consistent practical, spiritual and emotional support.
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
FBC provides safe, stable, Christian foster care homes for children who have been neglected, abandoned, abused or caught up in family turmoil.
Help the Least of These
Serving vulnerable children and orphans in Nairobi, Kenya through orphanages, education, feeding programs and discipleship.
Shanghai Healing Home
Providing pre and post-surgical care to abandoned babies suffering from surgically correctable deformities.
Wings of Shelter
Dedicated to the intervention of human trafficking and child slavery by providing safe houses for children who have been rescued.
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
Reaching a specific people group in Southeast Asia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through education and planting house churches.
Foundation In Christ Ministries
Committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in the community of Galway in west Ireland.
Caribbean, South America, Asia, Europe
Helping to create national movements that reach entire geographies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Haiti Bible Mission
A ministry based in Jeremie, Haiti committed to sharing the Gospel in western Haiti through education, orphan care, leadership development and church planting.
U.S. and Russia
Helping people discover and engage in God’s purpose for their lives through classes and one-on-one coaching.
Love Serves International
Coaching indigenous pastors with the goal of developing healthy churches that transform communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mission of Hope
Bringing life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti through the local church using education, nutrition, health care, and orphan care.
Exists to multiply healthy churches for the glory of God.
Saturation Church Planting International
Caribbean, South America, Asia, Europe
Helping to initiate and facilitate indigenous saturation church planting movements around the world.
Investing into the lives of Central American authorities and their families through high quality police training, evangelism and discipleship.
Bringing life transformation to the Cambodian people through evangelism, discipleship, church planting, orphan care and medical care.
An organization focused on spreading the Gospel through church planting, training national leaders, and caring for orphans and widows throughout Asia.
Emerging Leaders exists to glorify God by training, equipping, initiating and releasing Christian leaders into vocational Christian ministry.
Todd Milby, Director
Greg Hodge, Dean
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.