ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Summit exists to “Receive and Share the Love of Jesus!” This is both our mission and our passion. We are motivated to this cause by Jesus’ words from John 13:34-35 (NLT) – ” So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Discovering and living the life God purposed for us and Jesus died to make possible for us begins as we receive the truth of His love for us. While the love of Jesus is most vividly seen by His sacrifice for our sin on the cross, we will spend the rest of our lives discovering the depths of His love for us. It all begins with receiving and continues as we receive His love.
Sharing is a natural part of receiving. Once someone discovers Jesus’ love for them, sharing that love with other people will be a normal way of living. It is in the sharing of His love where we will have our greatest and most meaningful impact in the world. Nothing links us to Jesus more than when we love the way He loves.
God did not create us to just love Him. He created us so that He could first love us, and Jesus’ death on the cross for us is proof of that beautiful truth. Our love for Him is a response to His love for us.
We are committed to helping people take their next steps in receiving the love of Jesus and then sharing that love with others. As God’s love through Jesus has no end, we will give our best days and energies embracing and accomplishing this mission.
HISTORY OF THE SUMMIT CHURCH
The Summit Church launched on Easter 2000. For the first 8 years, we met in Southeast Middle School in Kernersville. In 2008, we moved to our current permanent location and facility on 32 acres of beautiful property right along Hwy. 311 (now I-74).
To keep up with the ongoing growth, we launched our first multi-site location in Oak Ridge on Easter of 2013. For 7 years this location met in Oak Ridge Elementary School before moving into a permanent facility on NC Highway 68N in Oak Ridge.
Now, thousands of people and changed lives later, we stand in awe of all God has, is, and will continue to do!