This weekend I preached on a pretty heavy text—Psalm 88. Brad Hambrick, our Pastor of Counseling, offered some additional resources to help people who might be struggling through some of the “What now?” questions emerging from that message. Below are several relevant blog posts that expand and deepen my points from this weekend. (For more, check out Brad Hambrick’s blog.)
It’s fall here in Raleigh-Durham, which means our college kids have returned en masse. I was excited to see that we had over 9,000 in attendance at our Summit campuses last weekend. But while I want to celebrate that number, there are a few others that lead me to even more excitement.
While 9,000 people met together in RDU at Summit locations, nearly 6,000 people (5,993 to be exact) gathered to worship in one of our domestic church plants. This year, to date, our church plants have seen 186 people baptized, 112 of whom were professing faith in Christ for the very first time. I love seeing those numbers climb up, and I look forward to the day when the number of people in churches we plant is not only equal to, but ten times the number in our own congregation. If we are going to plant 1,000 churches, by God’s grace, that day will be soon! (To note: “campuses” are organizationally connected to the Summit Church, and typically view the message via HD videocast; “church plants” are independent churches with their own preaching, etc. We never plant campuses outside of Raleigh-Durham, only churches.)