Summit Stories

The gospel is not just the diving board; it’s the pool.
11 Aug

‘I Was in Prison, but I Was Free’

For some, prison is a death sentence. For Zach Erlemann, a prison sentence saved his life. Zach never considered himself a violent or compulsive person. He grew up in a good family in a nice area and was taught the difference between right and wrong. In his teens, everything was...

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17 Jul

Why we’re prayer walking for ServeRDU

Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Prayer is the primary critical success factor for the advancement of God’s Kingdom in this...

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14 Jul

ServeRDU 2017: Discipleship Happens in Relationship

Our hope is that through ServeRDU many of our people who are not currently serving outside our church will find new opportunities to serve our community with the anticipation of developing new long-lasting relationships. We want it to be clear that the purpose of ServeRDU is not to create a...

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07 Jul

The Most Ordinary Thing a Church Can Do

I don’t remember my first time attending The Summit Church, but I’m sure a lot of other people do. I had become a Christian just two weeks before, and church was not a familiar place. Back then, in 2002, I was an awkward college freshman sporting shoulder-length hair and an...

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03 Jul

Church Doesn’t Look Just Like Me Anymore

I have been around the Summit longer than most people. But then again, I’ve been around most places longer than most people. You could say that I’m chronologically mature. So not only do I remember what it was like when the Summit was “Homestead Heights”; I also remember what Homestead...

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30 Jun

Year of Disciple-Making: Hank and JR

When Hank met JR in 2012, he didn’t know where JR stood in his walk with God and shared the gospel with him, according to Hank, “at least 200 times.” As the two friends were deepening a friendship through common interests and Hank’s intentionality, God was working in JR’s heart...

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