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Welcome to The Summit Church

Welcome to the Summit!

If it's your first time at Summit, you're our honored guest.

We understand showing up at a new place for the first time can be nerve-wracking, so here's more information about the Summit and what you can expect.

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We are one church that meets in many locations around the Triangle.

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What to Expect

You're welcome here.

We understand showing up at a new place for the first time can be nerve-wracking, so here's more information about the Summit and what you can expect.

Smiling Faces

From the parking lot to the auditorium, our guest services team is here to guide you and answer any questions you have.

Personal Connection

Stop by our First Time Guest tent. We have a gift for you and a team of people to show you around and help you navigate your first steps.

Engaging Worship

Each campus has a live band that will lead you through worship songs as we exalt Jesus together.

Biblical Teaching

Most weekends our lead pastor will teach from the Capital Hills campus, and the sermon is broadcast to our other locations. Each week you can expect biblically based teaching with real-life applications.

Casual Dress

We’re not a dress-up kind of crowd. Most people wear casual attire, but you're welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.

Pastor J.D. Greear

Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership since 2001, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 10,000.

Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant 1,000 new churches by 2050. In the last 15 years, the church has sent out more than 1,000 people to live on church planting teams—in North Carolina, across the United States, and around the world.

Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife, Veronica, are raising four awesome kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

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Our Beliefs

Gospel

We believe that the gospel is the central truth of the Bible, the foundation of our faith, and the fuel for the Christian life. The gospel is the good news that while we were dead in our sin, God sent his son Jesus to live a perfect life on our behalf, die a substitutionary death to pay the penalty for our sin, and rise again from the grave to offer us new life in his Spirit.
(Acts 2:22–2:39; Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 15:3–15:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

God

We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that he exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 3:16–17, 28:19; John 16:7–15; Hebrews 1:2–3)

Scripture

We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with him, worship him, and bring him glory.
(Psalm 19:7–10; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; 2 Peter 1:19–21)

Humanity

We believe that God created us in his image to worship him and give him glory. This is true of both men and women, who are equal and complementary partners in God's mission and reflect his beauty, goodness, and creativity.
(Genesis 1:26–27, 2:18; Isaiah 43:7; Psalm 96:9; Matthew 4:10; Galatians 3:28; 1 Timothy 2:11–15)
For more on women in ministry, read our position paper, One in Christ: The Role of Women in Ministry at The Summit Church.

Sin and Salvation

We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshiping him but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God as a free gift to all who believe in him.
(John 3:16; Acts 2:22–39; Romans 3:21–24)

Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth and a movement of disciple-making disciples. As such, every believer should be identified with a local church for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.
(1 Corinthians 12:12–31; Ephesians 4:11–16; Colossians 1:18–20, 3:12–25; 1 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 10:24–25)

Discipleship

We believe that all disciples should continually grow as (1) worshipers, knowing, loving, and obeying God above all else; (2) family members, committed to our aspiring multiethnic family; (3) servants, gladly giving of themselves for the good of others; (4) stewards, managing God’s gifts for God’s purposes; and (5) witnesses, proclaiming Christ in word and deed.
(Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 4:19, 12:46–48, 28:18–20; Philippians 2:5–7; 1 Peter 4:10)

Baptism

We believe that baptism by immersion is a church ordinance that represents a person’s first public act of confession, repentance, and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
(Matthew 3:6, 13–17; Acts 2:38-41, 22:16; Romans 6:4–11; 1 Peter 3:21)
For more on baptism, read our position paper, Baptism: An Outward Declaration of an Inward Transformation.

Deacons and Elders

We believe that Jesus ordained two distinct offices within the local church: (1) Deacons are a group of qualified men and women who serve the church in practical ways, often by caring for church members with physical needs; (2) Elders—also called “pastors” or “overseers”—are a group of qualified men who bear a special responsibility to preach the Word and protect the church from false teaching.
(Romans 16:1; 1 Timothy 3:1–7; Titus 1:6–9; 1 Peter 5:1–5)
For more on deacons and elders, read our position paper, Leadership: Elders and Deacons.

Mission

We believe that God cares about the needs of all people and that the church, as Christ’s body, is to show his love and care for others. Every member of the church is sent out by Jesus as a minister of the gospel, declaring the love of Christ with our lips and demonstrating the love of Christ with our lives—not only in our communities but also to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
(Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28:18–20; Romans 10:13–15; 1 Timothy 2:3–4)

Summit Online

If you can’t make it to a service this weekend, join us live at 9 and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays for an online worship experience.

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