We are so glad you took the time to visit us. We hope that you find what you need here, from how to get here to what we believe to what we are teaching and thinking. In order for you to get to know us better, read about what we believe, our core values, as well as our focus.


The Scriptures (the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments) are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. Scripture reveal the being, nature, and character of God, the nature of God’s creation, and especially His plan for redemption of human beings through Jesus. The Bible without error (historically, morally, scientifically, and spiritually) and is the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for humanity.

Romans 15:4, 16:25-26 / 2 Timothy 3:15-17 / 2 Peter 1:19-21


There is one holy, infinite, perfect, eternal, and personal God, Creator of and sovereign Sustainer of all things. This one God exists eternally and simultaneously as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three persons in the Godhead share equally and completely their one divine nature, and are therefore the same God, coequal in power, nature, and glory.

Deuteronomy 6:4 / Matthew 28:19 / Genesis 1 & 2


God as Father reigns with providential care over His creation and over the flow of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise and looks upon humanity with an attitude of fatherly love. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:5-6 / Ephesians 4:6 / Galatians 3:26-29 / 1 Peter 1:3-5 / 1 John 3:1


Jesus, the Promised Messiah, is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures foretold and declare His virgin birth, His sinless life, the miracles of His ministry, His substitutionary death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His return to the right hand of God to be our High Priest and Advocate.

 Isaiah 9:2-7 / Matthew 1:18-23 / Acts 2:22 / 1 Peter 2:22 & 24 / 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 / Philippians 2:9-11 / Hebrews 4:14-5:10 / Hebrews 7:23-27


The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus in all that He does. The Holy Spirit convicts people of their sin, brings life to (regenerates) sinners, and lives in and through believers, empowering them for living the life that God has for them.

Acts 1:8 / Romans 8:9 / Titus 3:3-7


The Church refers to all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. The Church (both local and universal) is united by the Holy Spirit and is the body of Christ in the world with three main purposes: to worship God, to reach the world with His message, and to equip people to live the lives God intended for them to live.

1 Corinthians 12 / Acts 1:8 / Mark 16:15-16 / Ephesians 4:11-16

We believe that God has called Summit to be a church that makes disciples. It is our aim that all we do be measured against the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples:

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:18-20

Under the authority of Jesus, we must do what He’s commanded: go and make disciples. This means that we pursue relationships with people, we include them into the life of our community, we learn together, we share our lives with one another, we serve those around us, and we remember that we are not alone as we pursue God and His Kingdom.

In our pursuit of this, we have two main ministry tools: Community Worship & Community Groups.

Community Worship is our weekly gathering of the entire community of Summit on Sunday mornings to set our focus on God and find encouragement to make much of Him as we move into the week ahead.

Community Groups is our regular gatherings of smaller communities of Summit in homes to learn to love each other well through spiritual conversations, biblical study, mutual encouragement, sharing blessings and burdens, and praying with and for each other.

These two tools are used to encourage followers of Jesus and we see these as basic to the life of a disciple. These are simply beginning pieces on the journey toward being a disciple who makes disciples.


We see the highest aim for any person is to know God. Because of this, we seek to help everyone initiate and develop this relationship in all that we do. This relationship is nurtured individually and communally. We believe this relationship impacts everything. We believe that knowing and pursuing Jesus is the best possible way to live.

Philippians 3:7-11 / John 17:3 / 1 Peter 1:3

Knowing People

We see the image of God in humanity and believe that we were created to live in relationship and share life with one another: carrying burden’s together, sharing with one another, encouraging and investing in each other, praying for and confessing sins to each other, suffering and celebrating together. We find that it is within these deep, loving relationships that God changes all of us and His truth and Kingdom become a reality in our lives, our homes, and our community.

Acts 2:42-47 / Hebrews 10:23-25

Making Him Known

We see that there is a real and living hope for the world. Hope for rescue, hope for redemption, hope for reconciliation, and hope for restoration. We believe that this hope is found in Jesus. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Jesus sends us to proactively bring His message into the world (our homes, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our schools, our friendships) through what we say and what we do.

Matthew 28:18-20 / Acts 1:8 / Romans 10:13-15

Jason Burkleo


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