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April News

Starting April 8/9: 
Many people today think that believing in God is the product of wishful thinking and a mark of intellectual weakness. But in “Unknown God,” Pastor J.D. will show us that there are certain truths about God—whether we believe in him or not—that are absolutely undeniable.

21 Days of Prayer
It’s not too late to join us in praying every day leading up to Easter. We are praying through Ephesians as we focus our hearts on who God is and take time to delight in his goodness. You can find the daily prayer points at or get app notifications by checking out your settings in the Summit app.

Good Friday Worship Presented by the All-campus Choir
Friday, April 14, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Brier Creek Campus
Tickets are required, $5 each, and can be purchased at All proceeds go to community missions.

Summit small groups exist to make disciples through Bible study, community, and mission. All groups will be studying evangelism prior to Easter, and you don’t want to miss it! This weekend, ask your campus team about joining a small group. Go to for more information.

Gospel Centered Marriage: Decision Making
Saturday, April 29, 4-7 p.m., Brier Creek Campus, Summit en Español Venue
Join Pastor Brad Hambrick for this seminar as part of our Gospel Centered Marriage series. Learn more and sign up at

Summit Institute Forum: “Gospel and Work” with Matt Perman
Tuesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Brier Creek Campus
Matt Perman, author of What’s Best Next, will discuss how the gospel transforms our productivity at work. For more information, go to

Stewardship Digest
The stewardship ministry has a bi-weekly digest designed to help you stay up-to-date on class offerings, articles, and resources. Subscribe today at

Financial Coaching Ministry
Learn from our trained volunteers how you can gain control of your personal finances and align them with God’s plan with our free, confidential, one-on-one financial coaching. For more information, go to



Disaster Relief
April 21 (2:30 p.m.)-22 (3 p.m.), Rockingham County
Have you ever watched the news during a disastrous event and wished there was something you could do to help? Preparation is the best form of disaster response. We are currently expanding our team of ready and training volunteers to send from the Summit to areas affected by a disaster. This basic disaster relief training is the only one this year for the RDU region. For more information and to sign up, go to

Short-term Mission Trips
We prioritize trips to support and provide refreshment for our long-term missionaries working in hard places. These trips also multiply the opportunities for evangelism, encouragement of local believers, and prayer in the cities they serve. Join our upcoming trip to Sweden, or consider serving one of our domestic church plants in Baltimore, Orlando, Boston, Charlotte, or Asheville this summer! For more information, talk to your campus pastor, or visit

Summit Kids Summer Camp
Aug. 6-9, New Life Camp, NC
We are very excited for this overnight experience to immerse our kids who have completed 2nd to 4th grade in the gospel. It will be the highlight of any kid’s summer as we play, sing, and study God’s Word together! Registration is available for $219 at

Summit Students Summer Camp
July 14-18, Ocoee Ridge, TN
Middle and high school students, don’t miss out on the best week of your summer! Registration is now available for $349 at

Starting Point helps you connect to The Summit Church by providing information about membership, serving, small groups, and baptism, while answering any questions you may have. RSVP at

Upcoming Dates:
Alamance County Campus: April 9, May 7
Blue Ridge Campus: May 13
Brier Creek Campus: April 8, May 6
Cary Campus: April 9, May 14
Chapel Hill Campus: April 9, May 7
Downtown Durham Campus: April 10, May 8
North Durham Campus: April 9, May 7
North Raleigh Campus: April 8, May 6

On a recent trip into the mountains, Dave expected to have a quick visit with Frank, whom he had given a Bible a few months before. Frank had said he believed the Bible, which was significant in this predominantly Muslim and incredibly remote area of the world in which Dave and his family serve as Summit missionaries.

After wandering around town for an hour or so until Frank found him, Dave walked to Frank’s house and sat in front of a large meal. Frank had invited some of his family, but there were other men there, too.

Before long the oldest of them brought up something religious, so Dave took the chance to talk about the Christmas story. When he got to the end, he waited for their response.

Dave was taken aback when the patriarch said, “Yes, yes. We know this story. And believe it. We asked you here today because we want to know: What do we do now?”

Here was an unreached people group, in the most remote mountains of the world, isolated until just the past few years, worshiping Jesus together. Dave realized God had been doing something long before he had arrived.

Frank explained that the small group there was just the beginning. Someone else had shared with them, and the message had been spreading.

“How many followers are there?” Dave asked Frank. There were less than a dozen men in the room, and Dave guessed there might be another two or three believers that couldn’t come.

“How many?” Frank paused. “I don’t know exactly. Probably about 200.”

Two hundred believers.

Dave then spent two hours with this new church, teaching them how to study the Bible, pray, and meet together to worship. When he left, he promised to come back to teach them, and many of them promised to come visit Dave as well.

Dave’s discovery that day was astonishing: A people with a unique language, politically and religiously isolated until very recently, now has a group of 200 eager believers worshipping Christ. Another one of those tribes, promised in the book of Revelation, has joined the throng around the throne.

Who could do something like this but our God? And who could hear a story like this without wondering how God might want to use him or her to advance the gospel?

The question, Summit, is not if you’re called to engage in God’s mission; it’s only a matter of where and how.

Names have been changed for security reasons.

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