2-Year Opportunities are available for all students after graduation from college and exist as a way for students to give their lives away in response to the gospel by joining the global mission of God locally, nationally, or internationally for the two years after graduation.

There will never be another time like the present to leave what is comfortable and serve God in a way that is like nothing else – giving two whole years to join the mission of God locally or globally. There are opportunities in Raleigh-Durham, North America, and around the world! These two years will set the trajectory of a student’s entire life as they learn to put their faith into practice on a daily basis while serving with Summit Church Planters. This will lead students to learn what it means to be a missionary for the rest of their lives in any given context!

When: After graduation
Cost: The support needed for each 2-Year opportunity varies. Upon initial inquiry, Summit College Staff members will provide more details about support needed and information about fund raising for these opportunities.
Where: Opportunities range from local to international through four initiatives:

Through the DWELL Initiative, students have the opportunity to spend two years putting the gospel on display by building intentional gospel communities in targeted neighborhoods. This is an opportunity to be the hands and feet of the kindness and grace of God in restoring people back into relationship with himself. The vision of this initiative is to see the Triangle transformed by the gospel and become a demonstration to the world of what can happen when Christians believe God and live intentionally for his mission. John 1:14 gives the model for the method: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us… full of grace and truth.” The goal is to establish healthy gospel communities living together in every neighborhood through the Triangle beginning in marginalized neighborhoods. Dwell relocates teams of people to live together in the same house or very close to one another to practice simple methods of spiritual formation and neighborhood engagement. Jesus said that Christians’ love for one another will demonstrate to the world how God feels about them and what he wants to do with them. So students who participate in this initiative will eat, pray, and serve together as a means to cultivate spiritual formation, team unity, and love for Jesus; these are also the same four things the team will use to engage their neighbors. Dwell is open to singles, couples, and families who will participate on a team, under the authority of a local church, for the mission of God.

Next Steps:

To start the process of joining the Dwell Initiative, please fill out a short assessment form and someone will contact you.

Short Assessment Form

Through the Summit College Staff Residency Program, college graduates have the opportunity to “Go Now” on the college campuses in the Triangle. This residency program is a 2-year intensive program for college graduates or young professionals where residents are trained and equipped in ministry and leadership through team development, practical theology/leadership classes, and local church function by being on staff at Summit. Each SC Staff Resident is assigned to a specific university in the Triangle, and their mission is to help lead college students towards Christ and his church, as well as be a part of making “disciples who make disciples” of all nations. Each resident will lead Summit mission trips with college students to engage with Summit Church Planters around the globe each summer. The community, the classes, and experiences that have been gained by current and former residents have greatly shaped the trajectory and effectiveness of their lives in life and ministry.

Next Steps:

Fill out the Summit College Staff Application

Applications are being accepted through December 1st and limited spots are available. Once applications are received, a member of the SummitCollege Staff will contact each student to set up an interview. Students will then receive notification of their acceptance into the program and then be invited to a kickoff weekend planned for mid-February.

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Obtain References

Each applicant is required to obtain three references. Students should request a pastoral reference (pastor/small group leader/campus minister), a professional reference (employer/professor), and a personal reference (friend/family). Students should send the link for the reference form below to their requested references.

Reference Form

college-2-year-opportunities-north-american-church-plantingStudents are invited to spend two years after graduation serving, learning, and growing with one of Summit’s North American church plants. This is an opportunity for students to put their faith into action, move their lives to a new, strategic city, and see what church planting is all about in North America! This year, Summit College is challenging college graduates to commit to spending two years in Los Angeles, Calif. and Brooklyn, N.Y. as part of new church plants led by D.A. Horton and Will McGee and their families. This is an opportunity for students to be a part of God’s mission in very dark cities where the only hope is the gospel of Jesus Christ! The launch teams will start meeting regularly in RDU in early 2016 and will move to their new cities after graduation.

D.A. and Elicia Horton |  Los Angeles, CA

D.A. (@da_horton) is a national speaker and writer who previously served as the national coordinator for Urban Student Missions at the North American Mission Board, the executive director of ReachLife Ministries, and as an urban church planter, pastor, and lead teaching elder in Kansas City, Mo. for almost six years. He and his wife of 12 years, Elicia, have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola, and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).

Will and Rebekah McGee |  Brooklyn, NY

Will (@will_mcgee) served on staff at the Summit five years ago and most recently served as a college pastor in Alabama where he led that ministry from 10 students to 400. He and his wife Rebekah have two children, Israel Biruk (4) and Edith Joy (2). The McGees are now living in Brooklyn, where they are thrilled to be a part of what God is doing in NYC.

Next Steps:

To start the process of getting involved with the Los Angeles or Brooklyn church plants, please complete this short form, and someone will contact you.

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college-2-year-opportunities-international-church-plantingWhile God is certainly working all across America, God’s mission is truly global in nature. Students have an incredible opportunity to proclaim the gospel to all nations through serving for two years in an international context with Summit Church Planters and Summit strategic partnerships.

Serbia

Strategy: We evangelize, we start groups/churches, and we train national leaders. Team Serbia is using filters of broad gospel sowing, English classes, and cultural exchange events to quickly identify lost Serbs who are open to the gospel. Using discipleship groups, we equip and develop new believers into future leaders for the Church in Serbia. There is a solid church plant named Koinonia, and we pray for the multiplication of this church to happen with national partners who can assume leadership roles within the church. We are seeking to train national believers in evangelism methods and emphasizing solid, biblical discipleship for those new to the faith. Our prayer is that we will make disciples who make disciples!

Your place in the mission: Our team is growing, and you have a place in it as a disciple who makes disciples. We have found that, as a group, students in Serbia are more open to the gospel. Thus, we want to engage students with people closer to their age and life stage. Our team needs your help to share the gospel with students and train those who come to faith to be disciples and make disciples. You can expect to teach some English classes as part of your service here. We also offer various other classes, events, and team service opportunities, and those can be tailored to your skills and abilities. We have been blessed to have Summit students join us in Belgrade, and you have a unique opportunity to come and build on the work they have established!

South Africa

Are you interested in seeing God transform one of the most strategic cities in Africa? This team will focus on inner city Johannesburg, South Africa, partnering with local church planters to train, equip, resource, and assist them in planting reproducing churches in the city. Johannesburg is home to representatives from at least 40 percent of the countries on the World Watch List (which lists the 50 worst countries for Christian persecution). There are 300 languages spoken in and around Joburg every day and 2 million refugees living in abandoned buildings downtown. However, Joburg is also Africa’s only world-class city. According to Tim Keller, it is “the most important city on the continent.” The opportunities to share the gospel in Joburg are almost unlimited. This team will be working out of Braamfontein to pray, share the gospel, and disciple new believers.

New York

God has brought the nations to New York City, with more than 4.5 million people from unreached people groups who call the city home. God is using Global Gates to reach these communities with the gospel, disciple them, and then empower them to reach their own people with the gospel. Join this four to six-member team from Summit to engage a South Asian Muslim, Sikh, or Hindu people group. You will learn the language, be mentored by a long-term missionary, develop a church planting strategy, and implement it among your people group.

South Asia, West Coast

Are you interested in moving to one of the most influential global cities in South Asia to work among business professionals, millennials or college students, unreached people groups, or the “least of these” in the slums or red-light districts? Summit is putting together a team of students, professionals, and retirees to go and serve in this global city in those strategic areas of ministry. Whether you want to get a job in the heart of the business district, work at Starbucks, or raise your own support, this city could be a great option for you to “do what you do well for the glory of God and do it somewhere strategic for the mission of God!”

Next Steps:

Fill out the International Application

Applications are being accepted through December 1st and limited spots are available. Once applications are received, a member of the SummitCollege Staff will contact each student to set up an interview. Students will then receive notification of their acceptance into the program and then be invited to a kickoff weekend planned for mid-February.

Application

Obtain References

Each applicant is required to obtain three references. Students should request a pastoral reference (pastor/small group leader/campus minister), a professional reference (employer/professor), and a personal reference (friend/family). Students should send the link for the reference form below to their requested references.

Reference Form

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