2016 has been a great year for the Summit family! We've experienced God do what only He can do by drawing men, women, and children into a personal relationship with Himself. Families have been restored, people have experienced transformation in their lives, and a significant number of individuals have followed the Lord in believer’s baptism.
On top of that, people have responded to Jesus' call to go to the nations, new church expressions in Southwest Florida and in our nation have begun, and our Xpansion partners throughout the world are flourishing.
And these things are just a part of the wondrous works the Lord is doing in and through the people of Summit Church. We truly have much to be grateful for!
As we look back at all that God has accomplished, we also look forward to that glorious day when Jesus will return. And until then, we have the privilege of moving forward with Him on His mission, seeing His kingdom advance in Southwest Florida, our nation, and our world.
Because of this, it is necessary that we look and see where the Lord is leading us. He is breathing fresh vision and stirring in the hearts of many to trust Him with the lives He’s given to them. He is a good Father with good plans for His children! And we believe that as He has been faithful in the past, He will be faithful in the future.
We are believing God for immeasurably more in 2017. A new Summit campus in Bonita Springs, the healthy growth of our newly formed Spanish-speaking congregation, more gospel influence in our communities and schools, and an increase of disciple-makers and church planters. We’re also prayerfully considering possible opportunities for a permanent facility in Naples and we're rejoicing at the expansion of our Gateway campus into a new location this fall.
We pray you’ve been encouraged looking back at 2016 and we hope you’re excited for what God will do in and through us this coming year! Moving forward, would you help us finish this year in a financially strong position, poised to faithfully go after all the God puts before us in 2017?
We pray that you are encouraged and stirred to run with the Lord into 2017, confident that He who has begun the work in you, your family, and in Summit Church will bring it to completion for His glory.
-The Elders of Summit Church