NextGen Ministries

Partnering with families to raise a generation for Christ

Partnering With Families

Summit NextGen ministries (birth through 12th grade) exists to partner with families to see the next generation love Jesus and be passionate about his mission.

We believe the Bible teaches that the church and family are called to work together to see our kids come to faith in Christ and continue to grow in him. Our aim is to lock arms with families through ongoing ministry and resourcing to see those hopes and prayers become a reality.

Our Phases

The Summit’s discipleship process for children progresses through age-appropriate ministries we call phases. Every ministry phase is designed to equip parents and engage the next generation with the gospel so that they love Christ and his mission wholeheartedly.

Phase 1: Nursery (Ages 0–2)

Goal: To help parents embrace their role as the primary discipler of their kids. To help kids experience the love of Christ in a safe environment that fosters spiritual growth at home.

Events/Programs: Summit Kids Nursery

Milestone Event: Parent Commissioning—a celebration of parents’ commitment to disciple their children to love Christ.

Phase 2: Preschool (Ages 3–5)

Goal: To engage kids with the beauty of Christ by introducing themes of the gospel through Scripture. To encourage parents to have a family worship time at home

Events/Programs: Summit Kids Preschool, Awana, Family Worship Night, VBS

Family Worship Videos

Phase 3: Elementary (Grades K–4)

Goal: To provide avenues for kids to see the whole story of God in Scripture, especially through Bible knowledge and memorization. To provide outlets for parents to disciple their kids in the fruit of the gospel.

Events/Programs: Small Groups, Awana, Family Worship Night, Kids Week, Kids Camp, Gospel and Baptism Class, Family Mission Trips

Register for Gospel & Baptism Class

Phase 4: Middle School (Grades 5–8)

Goal: To reach, equip, and disciple students and parents to understand not just the “what” but also the “why” of the gospel and its implications in the life of every believer. This includes godly character, healthy relationships, love for others, prayer and Bible study, and living on mission.

Events/Programs: Small Groups, Elevate Worship Service, Parent Equip Classes, Fall Retreat, Kids Camp, Mission Trips

Summit Students Ministry

Phase 5: High School (Grades 9–12)

Goal: To fully equip students for every good work in Christ Jesus as they live life on mission. To help parents begin the process of launching students into their next season of life.

Events/Programs: Small Groups, Fall Retreat, Summer Camp, Short-term Missions, Elevate Summer Project, Senior Commissioning, Parent Equip Classes, Student Equip Classes

Summit Students Ministry