WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THE SUMMIT?
Although The Summit received some start-up funds from a local, denominationally affiliated church, we are a non-denominational church and are not governed by any other organization or association. We are distinctly Christian in our beliefs and doctrine, holding to the Bible as our guide. People who attend The Summit come from a variety of denominational backgrounds and many have never been to church before. We don’t want a denominational name or link to be a deterrent to any person who wants to check us out. We will partner with other organizations and associations from time to time for the purpose of outreach, mission projects, and church planting – both locally and globally.
WHAT DOES YOUR CHURCH BELIEVE?
As stated above, The Summit is distinctly Christian in our beliefs and practices, and we hold to the Bible as God’s Word and our guide. For a more detailed explanation of our statement of beliefs and doctrine, click here.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We want you to dress comfortably as a part of enjoying our relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find people wearing everything from shorts all the way to an occasional tie. So we just encourage you to come as you are and dress however you’d like.
WHAT WILL THE SERVICES BE LIKE?
You can watch one of our services, live or on demand, no matter where you are through our online campus at www.thesummitchurch.live! Our services last for about an hour and are different from week to week depending upon the theme for the day and the current teaching series we are in. It is important to us to make each service exciting, engaging, and relevant to your daily life. Expect music, lights and video in addition to a relevant and challenging message from God’s Word.
WILL I HAVE TO SIGN ANYTHING, GIVE ANYTHING, OR BE SINGLED OUT IN ANY WAY?
The answer is simply No, No, and No! We don’t want you to feel pressured. We always encourage people to participate in our services, but you won’t have to wear a sign saying “I’m a visitor!” or anything like that. There’s also no pressure for you to give financially if you’re just checking us out. Our regular attendees give their weekly tithes and offerings by placing them in one of our giving boxes. If you like, you can just be anonymous. However, whenever you are ready and feel comfortable doing so, we do have a response card that we’d like you to fill out so we can get to know you better as you are getting to know us.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS? IS THERE A SPECIAL SERVICE FOR THEM?
Yes, there is an age-specific part of The Summit’s ministry that is focused on meeting the spiritual needs of your children of all ages. If you have children birth thru Pre-K check out Peak. If you have children K5 – 5th grade, check out KidSummit. Both are offered simultaneously with our weekend services. If you have teens, check out Impact, which meets on Wednesday evenings. Your teens will also probably enjoy our main services on the weekend since they are designed to be cutting edge and engaging.
DO YOU HAVE SUNDAY SCHOOL OR A SEPARATE MID-WEEK SERVICE?
At The Summit we strive for simplicity and value effectiveness, not busyness. Many churches keep their people very, very busy with “church” activities and events throughout the week yet all that activity does not automatically equal effective ministry. Our weekly services are identical and they are our main event each week. We pour a tremendous amount of energy into each of these experiences so that they are fresh, engaging, and spiritually challenging to your walk with God. We encourage our people to simply be involved in 3 things:
- Worship – Attending weekly and daily devotion to God
- Groups – Be in a Group throughout the week/month
- Serve – Serve in the church and community
We will fight complexity as a church organization because we assume your life is complex and packed enough already. So even though we won’t be developing a long list of sub-ministries and programs, we firmly believe a commitment to these 3 things will propel people to the next level in their relationship with God as we follow Christ.