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Summit’s God-Sized Goals for 2016

Posted by Pastor J.D. on January 20, 2016
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Last week, President Obama gave his final State of the Union address. Regardless of what you think of his time in office (or the speech itself), the State of the Union is a time-honored and wise practice. Every organization must periodically stop, take stock of its current position, and dream together about the future.

Inevitably, the start of a new year prompts me to think about what a “state of the union” might look like for our church. It begins, of course, with a glance backward. 2015 was filled with powerful reminders of God’s grace to us—our $55 million in Multiply commitments, a brand new campus in Alamance County, four new church plants, and hundreds of baptisms.

And as I look forward to 2016, I am praying through a handful of legitimately God-sized goals for our church. Some are more emphases than measurable goals (for now). Some are more audacious than others. Most are works in progress. But this represents our answer to God’s promise: “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession” (Psalm 2:8).

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My Prayer for The Summit Church in 2015

Posted by Pastor J.D. on January 25, 2015
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This weekend we at the Summit celebrated Vision Weekend, as we rejoiced in what God has done at our church over the past year—and look forward to what he might do through us in the future. God consistently told the Old Testament people of God to stop and reflect on what he had done for them, even building monuments to his mighty works. We want to do the same, not so that we can pat ourselves on the back, but to remind ourselves that God isn’t done working in Raleigh-Durham.

Even though there are so many reasons for us to celebrate 2014—over 5,000 first-time guests, 119 adoptive/foster families, hundreds of baptisms—I never want us stop dreaming big. So as I think of 2015, I have several prayers for The Summit Church.

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Vision Weekend at the Summit

Posted by Pastor J.D. on August 27, 2013
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This is just a glimpse into what God is doing here at the Summit. Check out our Annual Report for more of the exciting details of God’s work in the past year. (Click here for a video you can scroll through.)