Vision for RDU
We are the people of God obeying the call of God to follow Him on His mission to transform RDU. Having experienced the good news of the gospel, we know it is the power to change not only our own lives but also our entire city! As the church in RDU, we have the privilege of serving as God's demonstration community that reflects God's love to those who are far from Him. We take seriously Jesus' commission to go to whole world (Acts 1:8) - including all areas of our own city - and we imitate His model of preaching the gospel in both word and deed.
Summit Local Outreach is our collective response to the gospel at work in our own lives. Before Christ, we were eternally homeless, orphans with no heavenly Father, and prisoners to our own sin. But Jesus has done everything necessary to reconcile us to God and has sent us to take this message of reconciliation to our community.
We've begun several initiatives to follow God into the areas of our city that He's already working. His word reveals Him to be "a father to the fatherless" and "a defender of widows" who "sets the lonely in families" and “leads for the prisoners with singing." (Ps. 68:5-6a). He's a “refuge for children” (Ps. 36:7) who "executes justice and righteousness" (Jer. 23:5) and "heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" (Ps. 147:3).