The Summit Church offers several types of counseling ministry, each designed to unpack the hope of the gospel for the unique features of our various struggles.

Small Groups

Even if you choose another part of our church’s ministry for care at this time, we highly recommend joining a small group. The sustainability of any change will be greatly enhanced by the relationships, encouragement, and accountability a small group provides.

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Recovery Support Groups (G4)

G4 groups provide a small group atmosphere where individuals invest a season of their life in overcoming a particular life-dominating struggle of sin or suffering. These groups provide a safe environment where members learn insights and skills that will allow them to more fully engage in biblical community.

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Preparing for Marriage

Preparing for Marriage (PFM) is the premarital counseling ministry of The Summit Church. PFM is designed for couples to begin right after they get engaged and be involved in for as long as they would like after they are married. Couples who are married by a Summit pastor are required to complete this program. The Summit places a great deal of importance on marriage, and we would love to be a part of helping you prepare for yours!

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Graduate-level Counseling Intern Program

This program offers free pastoral counseling for individuals and couples. Our counseling interns are completing their masters or doctoral degrees in pastoral counseling and receive supervision from the pastor of counseling and the professors of their respective institutions as they serve you.

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Bridgehaven Counseling Associates

This non-profit ministry launched by the Summit provides pastoral counseling from a full-time, experienced counselor on a donation basis. Bridgehaven offers a high quality of care that is both clinically-informed and consistent with the teaching of The Summit Church.

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Financial Coaching

The Summit’s stewardship ministry provides free, confidential, one-on-one financial coaching to the community. Our volunteer financial coaches offer biblically-based coaching sessions to help you learn how to gain control of your personal finances according to God’s plan.

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Resources and Upcoming Events

Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage (Spring 2020)

This spring, the Summit Church’s counseling ministry will be presenting a seminar series entitled “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage.” This three-part series (Foundations, Communication, and Intimacy) is an excellent resource for married, engaged, and seriously dating couples. All seminars will take place at the Brier Creek Campus. You may select to attend all seminars, or only the one(s) you are interested in attending. Seminars will be led by Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling at the Summit Church.

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Processing Difficult Emotions (Spring 2020)

We all have emotions. A large part of loving God and loving others well involves managing our emotions well when they go awry. Join us this spring as we look at Depression / Anxiety, Anger, and Trauma and gain a robust picture of what it means to apply the gospel to the sin, suffering, and identity components of our emotional experience. Seminars will be led by Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church. Note: childcare is not available for this seminar series.

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Serve with the Engaged Discovery Weekend Team

The Engaged Discovery Weekend is an all-day Saturday and Sunday afternoon event hosted in homes throughout the Raleigh-Durham area. This weekend contains group teaching, breakout sessions, and panel discussions on a variety of pre-marital subjects for engaged couples. Bonus: your marriage will also be enriched as you serve!

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Preparing for Marriage Mentor Training

Preparing for Marriage (PFM) mentors are paired with an engaged couple to meet with (approximately 6 times) during the months leading up to their marriage. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding ministries at the Summit, which allows you and your spouse to serve together, while further enriching your own marriage. If you and your spouse are covenant members of the Summit Church, and have been married for 5 or more years, please join us for an upcoming training session to learn more!

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Counseling Seminar Resources

Did you know that past seminars (on various topics like addiction, grief, marriage, post-traumatic stress, and many others) are available in video or podcast format? These are great resources that may be beneficial to you, someone in your small group, or even a co-worker or neighbor going through a difficult time. We also offer live seminars each spring and fall. You can see the upcoming topics and dates at the link below.

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