Mission & Beliefs
WHY WE EXIST
Our mission can be simply defined by two statements: to love people and to love Jesus. Every idea, plan, and event is filtered through our mission. The purpose of Summit Church is to reach, influence, and empower our community through relevant teaching firmly grounded in God’s Word.
We exist to
- Expose everyone we come in contact with to the unconditional love of God
- Challenge everyone to accept a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and think about their life after death experience
- Encourage everyone to have the confidence that God is for them, not against them
- Provide everyone a life giving, knowledge-based, and exciting church experience they will want to return to
- Offer everyone an opportunity to open their lives to something bigger than themselves
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our God is one yet exists in three distinct persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father is the author of creation and of the Word. The Son, Jesus Christ, is the Word who became human to die for man’s redemption, rose from the dead, and is coming back again. The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son and is eternal.
Salvation is God’s gift to man. Redemption from sin is only made possible by trusting in Jesus as God’s gift of forgiveness. Man is saved from the penalty of sin and is given a new life acceptable to God by confession of faith in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
We believe in the three baptisms: baptism in Christ, baptism in water, and baptism in the Holy Spirit.Baptism in Christ is through the Name of Jesus Christ, bringing salvation to anyone who asks.Baptism in water symbolizes the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift of empowerment by prayer for the believer’s everyday life.
Healing is for any sickness of the human body and is produced by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of the entire Body of Christ today.
OUR CORE VALUES
Faith is what makes relationship with God possible
Prayer is a committed lifestyle for the believer
Obedience means the Holy Spirit leads and guides us by divine inspiration
Christ-centered ideas and attitudes fuel Summit Church
People matter to God, so people matter to us
Contributing and serving, not just consuming, is what we are called to do
Healthy relationships strengthen Summit’s faith community because you can’t do life alone
Growth and influence create changed lives that point to God’s love
Future generations are embraced through effective change
Honoring God is giving our best to God because He gave His best for us
“We determine to create an atmosphere where all people are welcome and God is free to move”
Summit Church is not ashamed of the cause of Christ and is dedicated to faith in God.
TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE
Summit Church is committed to a comfortable and safe atmosphere for our community and beyond, providing easy involvement and purposeful relationship with others.
WHERE ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME
Summit Church is determined to reach our diverse community, no matter age, stage, or status because every needs the opportunity to know the love of Jesus Christ.
Summit Church desires the presence of God to move in every service through passionate worship and relevant teaching from the Bible.