07 Jul

The Most Ordinary Thing a Church Can Do

I don’t remember my first time attending The Summit Church, but I’m sure a lot of other people do. I had become a Christian just two weeks before, and church was not a familiar place. Back then, in 2002, I was an awkward college freshman sporting shoulder-length hair and an...

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03 Jul

Church Doesn’t Look Just Like Me Anymore

I have been around the Summit longer than most people. But then again, I’ve been around most places longer than most people. You could say that I’m chronologically mature. So not only do I remember what it was like when the Summit was “Homestead Heights”; I also remember what Homestead...

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26 May

Lloyd Mann: Serving the Nations Among Us

Last fall, Summit en Español honored one of its most influential and godly leaders, Lloyd Mann, as he retired from service as an elder. Lloyd and his wife Wilma helped establish the SEE campus after retiring from their role as regional consultants for Missions Mobilization in Central America and the...

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28 Apr

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...

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31 Mar

One Thing Hasn’t Changed

I consider myself one of the lucky ones to have known J.D. Greear for 25 years. I met him while he was spending the summer interning for my church’s youth group in Florida. He was a college student, and we were a small church, just starting out. Instantly our church...

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24 Mar

Three Generations. One Church.

The Summit Church has always been a multi-generational church. When Laura and I first came to the church in January 2000—it was Homestead Heights Baptist Church back then— we were immediately welcomed by the families there. I remember being impressed by the grandparents, parents, and grandchildren gathering together in vibrant...

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24 Feb

Putting Everything on the Table

This January marks 15 years since we relaunched Homestead Heights Baptist Church as The Summit Church. I’ve been here for all 15 of those wonderful, exciting, and often hair-raising years, and I have never ceased to be amazed at what God has chosen to do here....

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