Stories

04Oct

Generosity...One Step at a Time

The journey to generosity is paved with one faithful step at a time. Andrew and Ruth, Summit members who recently answered God’s call and were sent with the church plant to Charlottesville, Va., had always given the “baseline” tithe. Andrew, a Summit member for eight years, was part of the North Raleigh campus. He served as a small group leader and with the production team. His path of generosity and giving began with the Gospel. “Hearing about giving in response to God’s grace to us, that started challenging us,” Andrew said. “We weren’t giving with a grudge, and we were trusting God. But...

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05May

1,000 Churches in Our Generation

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us ...” (Ephesians 3:20 ESV) Fifteen years ago, Pastor J.D. used this verse to challenge the members of the Summit to expect great things from God and attempt great things for God—things far above anything we could ask or think. Since 2002, we have seen God answer those prayers, over and over and over again. As I reflect on what God has led the Summit to do in missions over the last fifteen years, it makes...

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28Apr

Sending: the Summit’s Heartbeat

I first came to The Summit Church in February 2002, during my second year at UNC-Chapel Hill. There were about five college students at the church then, including my roommate, my girlfriend, and me. Even during those very first days, as Homestead Heights Baptist Church had just become The Summit Church, I remember thinking that this group of people genuinely seemed glad for us to be there. When we came back for a second week (this time with several carloads full of students), Pastor J.D. announced an official “college lunch” that I’m pretty sure was on the fly. He extended...

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14Apr

Sent: Will and Ashley

Around the time City Awakening Church launched in Orlando in the fall of 2016, Pastor Louis Tamburro shared story after story of trials and spiritual warfare his launch members had been going through over the previous few months. But greater than the trials they faced, the members of this Summit church plant found God’s faithfulness to pull them through. None of them gave in to the struggles and circumstances they were facing. Watch the story of one of these families, newlyweds Will and Ashley, who left good jobs and a comfortable life only to be met in Orlando with a hit-and-run...

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