Summit Stories

The gospel is not just the diving board; it’s the pool.
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10 Feb

Go, and Take Your Job with You

There’s a new way to do what you do well for the glory of God and somewhere strategic for the mission of God—and you don’t have to leave your job to do it! The Summit’s Global Cities Initiative mobilizes teams of students, professionals, and retirees to work to make disciples...

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27 Jan

2017 North American Church Plants

We are coming to God again, putting everything on the table to see what he will do through us. Our God multiplies everything we give back to him. The local church is God’s “plan A” for bringing the gospel to the ends of the earth. With a goal to plant...

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20 Jan

Serving to Make the Invisible Visible

“I just want to say thanks for your help with the backpack that is really helpful for us. I hope God bless [sic] you for everything you’re doing, and gives you the chance for keep helping to us [sic]… Remember, ‘with God, all things are possible.’”This note was written to...

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13 Jan

ReCity: A Project of Unity

4,000: This is the estimated number of disconnected youth in Durham who aren’t in school and aren’t working.400: This is the number of non-profit organizations in Durham that serve youth.Something about these two numbers doesn’t add up, and that’s exactly what pastors at the Summit thought when they heard these...

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05 Jan

ReCity: Rewriting Devin’s Story

Devin didn't want his past to define him and he knew he needed to make a change. He had hope for a better future and when he found ReCity, that hope turned into reality. ReCity turned a maze of resources into a ladder he could climb, resulting in full-time employment....

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25 Aug

A Walk in My Shoes: Derrick’s Story

Derrick DeLain is the campus pastor at the Blue Ridge campus. He laughs easily and makes everyone around him feel at ease, and he has a passion for drawing people to Christ.Derrick is also black, which was often a challenging experience growing up in a small North Carolina town. His...

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