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We Send Every Member | The Ashby’s Story

Emily and Reid never thought a global pandemic would be their ticket to serving with a church plant overseas. But when the world turned upside down this spring, and Emily began working remotely, God was bringing something beautiful out of something tragic. In March, Emily, an accountant in Research Triangle Park, was allowed to work remotely as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, something that didn’t seem possible before social distancing procedures became necessary. A few months later, Emily and Reid started praying about a risky possibility. Rather than working remotely from their home in the Triangle, they wanted...

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14Jul

ServeRDU 2017: Discipleship Happens in Relationship

Our hope is that through ServeRDU many of our people who are not currently serving outside our church will find new opportunities to serve our community with the anticipation of developing new long-lasting relationships. We want it to be clear that the purpose of ServeRDU is not to create a one-time event but rather an intersection for new relationships with our marginalized neighbors. One of the things we like to say around here is that Discipleship Happens in Relationships. And for us, ServeRDU is a means of creating opportunities for relationships where discipleship happens. Our Community Development and Local Outreach Team has been...

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10Aug

Multiply: Giving Sacrificially - It’s Not Just About Finances

It might be easy to think about the Summit’s Multiply initiative as a time to step up our financial giving. But what about giving more of our time? God doesn’t just call us to be good stewards of our finances; he compels us to be good stewards of all that he’s given us, which includes our time. For one Summit member, Stacey, it was a pretty easy decision for her and her husband to increase their financial giving, but soon after they made their Multiply Faith Commitment, she knew God wanted more than just their money. She was already serving occasionally...

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19Jun

A Picture of Prayer

Here is a good word for your Sunday, written by Jay Summers, Lay Elder at Cary Campus “The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.” —Andrew Murray, missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa in 1800’s It is 8:30 on Sunday morning and a few of us are gathered in the Boiler Room to pray for the service. My friend Jack starts us off with a familiar greeting, ""Good morning father"". That makes me smile because it reminds me that we are having a conversation with our heavenly father who promises to...

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14Jun

Kevin Bui

Kevin Bui has been attending Summit Cary for the past four and half years, is married to Heather and has one little boy. He is part of the production team as well as a Small Group Leader. Also fun fact, most people wouldn’t know Kevin is also a Wedding DJ. Here is what Kevin had to share about his time serving at Summit Cary. “What I like most about being on the production team is that it allows me to be in the back and see the congregation worship from a different spot, not many get to see. Seeing young and old worship together is what...

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05Jun

Paul and Kristina Brock

Meet Paul and Kristina Brock: Paul and Kristina have two little kids, have been with Summit Cary for the past 3 years and serve at Next Steps on Sunday mornings. “We are both alumni of and huge UNC fans. Paul really enjoys technology, woodworking and building things. While I don't do these very often with small kids running around, when I do have free time, I enjoy reading, sewing, growing things in our garden, and just resting! The biggest thing we enjoy about serving at Next Steps on Sunday mornings is being able to help people get connected. With our church being so big, helping people get connected to...

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02Jun

Justin Gibbons

Meet Justin Gibbons! Justin has been part of Summit Cary since he and his wife Kai helped launch the campus back in 2011. They have one little boy Jairus and Justin is currently part of the first impressions team at the 8:30 am service. “Something most people might not know about me is that I used to play drums in a metalcore band, I have a twin sister and I run a strategy board game group that allows me to meet neighbors. While attending Summit, I was challenged by seeing all of the stories of people who are intentionally stepping out to reach out to others in...

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31May

Evie Cook

Evie Cook has been attending Summit Cary for the past 2.5 years and is a Children’s Ministry leader, part of a small group as well as helps with a variety of other children’s ministry events. “Some things you may not know about me: I love exploring the USA by car, visiting new cities, National Parks, Zoos and Aquariums. I also love dogs, gardening, art and trying to learn to play guitar. My favorite part about volunteering within our children’s ministry is getting to witness the growth of a child having trouble with separation anxiety to enjoying the time and fun with other children while at church. Just seeing...

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12Apr

Tyler & Amy Mullis

Tyler is one of the bass players on the worship team and Amy helps with Volunteer Headquarters. “We have been attending the Cary Campus for a year and are currently missionary appointee’s for Trans World Radio. We have been challenged and stretched while serving at Cary. When we moved to the area a year ago to start raising support for our positions at TWR, we did not want to get involved with volunteering at the church because we knew we would be traveling some weekends to speak at churches (or other excuses we came up with). But once we dove into...

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12Apr

The Penny Family

Meet Elizabeth and Taylor Penny: I’ve been attending the Cary Campus for 3 years, just recently completed Financial Peace University and serve on the greeting team with my daughter Taylor. Something most people wouldn’t know about me is that I have had a service dog that has gone to work with me for the past eight years. We're thankful for families like the Pennys who have come to serve with us as the Summit. To get involved, visit summitchurch.com/serve.

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12Apr

Blake Patterson

Today Blake has chose to share with us his view on serving with the Cary Campus.  “I’ve been attending Summit Cary for 4 years and I serve as a Sunday Morning Shift Leader as well as a Young Professionals Leader. Most people don’t know I have an identical twin brother who also attends Summit Cary (Chad). I always assume people know this about me, but it seems every Sunday someone new comes up to me and tells me how they just realized that I had a twin! I remember several years ago, not too long after I first started attending, I was...

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