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In the Midst of Suffering, Family Heeds God’s Call to Become Missionaries

James and Stacey* have always had a heart for international students and people. Going overseas as missionaries had been on their minds, but over the last year and a half, God has made it incredibly clear when and where he wants them to go. It started when Stacey was volunteering at the First Time Guest tent at the Alamance County campus. She saw an international student walking into the service late and introduced herself to him. He was participating in a program that allows families to host international students over the weekend, so he was attending the Summit with his host family....

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Summit Team’s Response to 221 Baptisms in Uganda: Worship

As we set off from RDU airport in early October, I knew this trip, my fourth trip to work with the incredible South Sudanese people, would be a little different. I was making this trip with three of my closest friends and brothers in Christ from my small group who had heard me talk about South Sudan and the people in Eastern Africa for three years, each of whom has their own story of how God led them to be used for his good work. For two of them, it was their first trip ever out of the U.S., and...

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Summit Worker Leaves Home Every Day 'Expecting God to Act'

Summit member Amanda S. recently moved to South Asia and shared this update on how God is giving her relationships that help her share good news. Join us in praying that God would strengthen and encourage Amanda and the workers with whom she partners. I moved to South Asia six months ago as a worker in a position of complete dependence on the Lord. I had no language, no cultural skills, and no local friends. It was just me, a few other American workers, and the Spirit within me. Looking back, I have learned this exact position of utter dependence is...

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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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Go, and Take Your Job with You

There’s a new way to do what you do well for the glory of God and somewhere strategic for the mission of God—and you don’t have to leave your job to do it! The Summit’s Global Cities Initiative mobilizes teams of students, professionals, and retirees to work to make disciples in some of the most influential cities in the world, including Mumbai, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur. In the last year, 20 people from the Summit have moved or are in the process of moving their career overseas as part of GCI. They include Cleo, a teacher who will take...

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