Revive Us - Recap and Devotional

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Revive Us - Recap and Devotional

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We are so thankful to God for the gift of “Revive Us” and the four nights of worship, prayer, testimony and Word. If you made it to any (or all) of the nights, we pray you were truly blessed. God was so gracious to allow His Spirit to move amongst us in a powerful way!  The stories that we have already heard are nothing short of amazing and we are confident that we will continue to hear more stories in the coming weeks.  In fact, if the Lord did something significant in you during Revive Us we would love to hear from you. Please consider going here and sharing that story so that others can be encouraged by the power and grace of God.

We want to remind you that the time we just experienced together was NOT merely an event, but a catalyst for deeper spiritual renewal that we pray overflows into a renewed commitment to pursue the Lord as our greatest treasure and live more fully into His mission. 

As we move forward with full hearts and even greater expectations of what the Lord has for each of us, we wanted to encourage you with a couple of things that we hope will foster an ever-growing dependence upon God and a deeper, joy-fueling intimacy with Him. Here are some suggestions:

1. Pray that God would grow your hunger and longing for His Word. If you don’t already have a reading plan consider using Summit’s monthly reading plan. (Jeremiah 15:16) In conjunction with that plan, we’ve also prepared a week long devotional on Joy that you can access here.

2.  Spend time in prayer daily. Consider using the time in your car and at other times throughout your day to commune with your Heavenly Father through prayer. (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

3. Strive to deal ruthlessly with sin, asking God for His grace to repent from anything that does not glorify Him. (Psalm 32:5, Isaiah 55:6-7)

4.  Consider who you might invite into this journey with you-- a spouse, friend, co-worker.  Be committed to community. We were not created or called to live in isolation. (Hebrews 10:24-25, Ecc. 4:9-12)

5.  Ask God to give you His heart for the lost around you. Ask the Lord for continual opportunities to boldly share the Gospel.  (Col. 4:2-6)

6.  Walk in ever-growing thankfulness.  May your gratitude fuel your worship of our great God. (1 Thess 5:18, Psalm 107:1)

7. Take time to actually write out what God did in your life this past week. Make space to ponder and consider the work of the Lord. Consider sharing that with someone. (Psalm 105:5)

We are so grateful for you and thank God that you are a part of this Summit family.  May you continue to experience the fullness of truth that, “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17 

 

 

 

 

 

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The God Who Builds - Live Record

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The God Who Builds - Live Record

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In looking through the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, one of the things we see is God taking the initiative to create. He turns nothing into something, and the old he makes new. He fashioned a world, a kingdom, and a people for His glory.

He is the God who builds.

And as we look back on the history of Summit Church, from the early days until now, we see this over and over again. He has taken us from different places and backgrounds and made us one. He’s built families, rebuilt lives, and is building faith in us—a faith that looks to the future, having tasted and seen the goodness of the Lord, and filled with hope for what He will do.

Recorded live at Summit Church, The God Who Builds features original songs from worship leaders at Summit Church. It is an outpouring of hope and an expression of a people whose eyes are set on Jesus, longing for more of the Spirit’s power, and anticipating the activity of the God who builds.

 

The full-length record releases on October 25th, 2019.

Spirit Pour Out is the title track from The God Who Builds, the debut live record from Summit Church. And it’s the first single being released on 9/20/19.

Spirit Pour Out was originally recorded on Andy & Rachel Graham's debut E.P. Awake. The song is a prayer of intercession for healing and reconciliation in our city. 

We live in the midst of a broken world full of the evidence of sin and evil, and yet the church is called to bring hope and peace by making the presence and glory of God known in the midst of darkness. Through the prayers of Christ’s people and the activity of the Spirit, the Kingdom of God will be known in greater measure. This song reflects that sentiment and echoes the prayer of Jesus: "Father let Your Kingdom come”.

 Since the recording of Awake this song has grown from a gentle prayer of petition to a powerful declaration of our family of faith. This new arrangement reflects that shift. 

Find it on iTunes and Spotify now!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/1480448684

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2OYzOMDOlhMJPtVfK1G57O?si=1hY318ncQ96i1x8pLCKxdw

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Revive Us

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Revive Us

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” - Philippians 4:4

Scripture clearly calls us––even commands us––to be people filled with joy. Yet the difficulties of life can often leave us feeling weary and joyless.

Believing that God himself is our never failing fountain of joy, we are setting apart a time this Fall to gather and seek Him, asking Him to Revive Us.

Join us and our guest, Scotty Smith, on the evenings of October 6th-9th as we sing, pray, sit under the teaching of God’s Word, seeking to be refreshed as the Spirit applies the gospel to our hearts in overwhelmingly glorious and joy-fueling ways! (read more about Scotty below)

WHEN: October 6th-9th (Sunday - Wednesday) at 6:30pm
WHERE: University Campus

Childcare is provided.


ABOUT SCOTTY SMITH

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Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min).

After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), RTS, Orlando, and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Scotty has authored ten books, including, Unveiled Hope (with Michael Card), Objects of His Affection, Restoring Broken Things (with Steven Curtis Chapman), Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel Centered Faith, and most recently, Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life. Scotty also is a daily contributor to the blog of The Gospel Coalition. (click to read)

Scotty also invests time mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders in many different contexts. Among his hobbies, Scotty enjoys photography, fishing, cooking and exercise. Scotty, and his wife of almost 47 years, Darlene, continue to live in Franklin, TN. Darlene has two Masters from Covenant Seminary, one in counseling; has a huge mercy gift, great laugh, and big heart; and loves being a grandmother (DeDe) to Finn, Otis, and Otto.

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Welcome College Students

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Welcome College Students

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Hey College Students! Our College Ministry, Ignite is gearing up for the new school year, kicking off this Tuesday the 20th of August, at our University Campus. (Right next to FGCU) Join us at 7pm for coffee hour followed by worship and teaching at 8pm. Come make some new friends and grow in your discipleship to Jesus!

For more information about Community Groups or just more general info about Ignite, visit collegeignite.com or email our College Pastor Stephen Johnson at stephen@summitlife.com.

See you soon!

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Women's Ministry

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Women's Ministry

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All women are invited to join us this Fall as we seek to Taste & See that the Lord is good. We have two opportunities to be involved.


THURSDAY MORNING GATHERING (Registration required)


Join us as we study the story of the Bible, and examine how it is one cohesive story from Genesis to Revelation, using Courtney Doctor's From Garden to Glory workbook. This story is not meant to merely inform us, but to transform us and invite us to participate in the glorious redemption of all things.

WHEN & WHERE WE GATHER
Our gatherings are every Thursday morning from 9:30am - 11am from September 5th to December 5th. These mornings are a combination of breakfast, fellowship, teaching, worship, fun and table discussion. Come with a friend or come ready to make new ones! We meet in the Multipurpose Room at the University Campus. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Please register before August 26th. Your $30 registration fee includes your book and a $10 semester fee to cover additional supplies. Scholarships are available! If you can't afford the registration fee this semester please select the scholarship ticket. If you are able to help cover the cost of a scholarship so that every woman who wants to attend can, please consider purchasing a scholarship ticket in addition to your registration. Additional information about childcare, kids curriculum and more is available by clicking the registration button below.


WEDNESDAYS EVENINGS IN THE WORD


Come spend time in God’s Word with us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in the sanctuary at our University Campus. We meet and simply open the Bible together, looking to feed ourselves on His Word, tasting and seeing that the Lord is good. All women are welcome. Bring your Bible. Childcare will not be provided. For more information email katie@summitlife.com.

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Membership Forum

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Membership Forum

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All Covenant Members of Summit Church are invited to an all-campus Covenant Member Forum, happening Sunday evening, August 18th at 6pm. The Forum will be hosted at our University Campus.

This is an exciting evening as we look ahead and consider all that we believe God has for us in the upcoming months!

We have some celebrations and updates on our Naples, Gateway and University facilities. And we’ll have the immense privilege of installing new Deacons at each campus, followed by a breakout into congregations for specific campus updates.

If you are Covenant Member at Summit Church, please make it a priority to attend.

WHEN: Sunday August 18th at 6pm
WHERE: University Campus

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The Lord is My Shepherd

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The Lord is My Shepherd

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Join us this summer as we journey through one of the most famous passages of scripture, Psalm 23.

Ups and downs, joy and pain, this is life as we know it. Through it all, we have the promise that we aren’t left alone. We have a Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and he can be trusted to care for us and lead us home. In this series, The Lord is My Shepherd, we are studying Psalm 23 and looking at life under his loving guidance and care.

Miss a weekend over Summer Vacation? No problem. Listen to all the teachings online.

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Live Album Recording

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JOIN US FOR OUR LIVE ALBUM RECORDING

FRIDAY, MAY 17TH AT 6PM - UNIVERSITY CAMPUS


We envision a future at Summit Church where God is multiplying disciples, leaders, churches, and our gospel influence in southwest Florida and beyond. And we rejoice that God has done and is doing these things in a variety of ways, one being in our worship ministry.

Through our worship school, under the leadership of Andy and Rachel Graham, God has been raising up a group of worship leaders that He is using mightily in our midst.  One of those ways is by birthing new songs in their hearts, songs that tell the story of where we are as a church, songs that declare how God is meeting us in our needs, songs that give a vivid picture of the character of our Father, the glory of the Son, and the activity of the Holy Spirit.  

We are overjoyed that God has chosen to honor the posture of these men and women by giving them original songs for the building up of our body at Summit, and for others with whom we have gospel influence.

On May 17th at 6pm we are going to gather at our University Campus to record and capture a live night of worship as we sing these songs. Some are well known since we’ve been singing them at our 3 congregations and some will be new. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate God’s activity, and it is also an answer to prayer. God is raising up men and women who are leading by using their gifts for His glory.

 Come celebrate with us and pray with us that God would use these songs here in southwest Florida and throughout our world for his fame and glory.

(listen to the songs below)


LISTEN TO THE SONGS


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Easter Baptisms

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What a great celebration we had this Easter, worshipping our Risen Savior, and rejoicing in new life! All glory to our God.

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SPORTS CAMP VOLUNTEERS

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Do you want to help us share the gospel with 800 kids this summer?! We need coaches, small group leaders, and helpers of all sorts! Come sweat, dance, laugh and worship with us as we represent Christ to hundreds of children.

  • Week 1 (Jun 3-7) takes place at our University Campus.

  • Week 2 (Jun 10-14) takes place at our Gateway Campus.

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Student Camp 2019

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This Summer we are excited to announce that we will be putting on our own Summer Camp from June 28th-July 2nd! We will be partnering with Riverside Church at Lake Swan Camp and Retreat Center in Melrose, Florida. We are so excited to dig deeper into God's Word together and talk about "Breaking Down Walls.” We can’t wait to see you all there! 

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Good Friday 2019

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This year, we will be holding a special, reflective Good Friday service at each one of our campuses at 7pm on April 19th. This will be a time of reflection, scripture reading, meditation and song, as we fix our attention on the death of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Childcare will be provided for pre-school aged children only. Older children are welcome to attend the service with their family.

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Sports Camp 2019

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL CAITLYN@SUMMITLIFE.COM

TIMES & LOCATIONS:

WEEK 1:

June 3rd - 7th  |  9am-12:45pm
University Campus
19601 Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33913

WEEK 2:

June 10th - 14th  |  9am-12:45pm
Gateway Campus
12941 Express Court
Fort Myers, FL 33913

WHO:

For kids who will be entering grades K - 6th for 2019/2020 year. 

WHAT:

Each day consists of sports, large-group rallies, huddle groups and snacks. There are multiple sports to choose from and campers participate in one sport for the entire camp. 

COST:

$50 per child


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Easter Service Times

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With much joy and anticipation, we are looking forward to celebrating Easter with you on the weekend of April 20th and 21st. Below you find a list of service times for each of our campuses. As you make your Easter plans, consider inviting friends, family members, or co-workers to come with you. It’s our desire that every man, woman and child in SWFL have repeated opportunities to see, hear and respond to the good news that Jesus is alive!


SERVICE TIMES & LOCATIONS

*Note that these service times may differ from normal weekend services. If you are looking for regular weekend times, please visit here.

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
19601 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Good Friday Service (April 19th) at 7pm
Saturday (April 20th) at 6PM
Sunday (April 21st) at 8AM, 9:30AM, 11:15AM

GATEWAY CAMPUS
12941 Express Court, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Good Friday Service (April 19th) at 7pm
Sunday (April 21st) at 9AM and 11AM

NAPLES CAMPUS
BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL
5600 Cougar Dr, Naples, FL 34109
Good Friday Service (April 19th) at 7pm
Sunday (April 21st) at 10AM

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Human Trafficking Awareness Run

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Do you want to help in the fight against human trafficking?  

On Saturday, April 6th, Christy’s Cause will be hosting a 5K run/walk to raise funds and bring awareness to SWFL. Christy’s Cause, Inc. is an organization in Estero that is working to eradicate trafficking through education, public awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives. The more knowledgeable we become on the issues of trafficking, the more powerful we become in fighting against this evil, in Jesus’ name. Register to run or volunteer by clicking here.

When: Saturday, April 6th at 7:30am

Where: Living Waters Church - 22100 S. Tamiami Trail Estero, FL

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Xpansion Focus - Ireland

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God is moving in a mighty way in Irish Schools through the faithfulness of our Xpansion partners, Foundation in Christ Ministries. They have seen thousands of kids coming to faith in Christ through a character-based curriculum that allows them to share the gospel with children all throughout the Emerald Isle. As well as their primary focus of ministry in schools, they also have a counseling ministry with 3 full-time staff members. Ireland has one of the highest rates of mental health illness in Europe with some 18.5 per cent of the Irish population recorded as having a mental health disorder. 

Come pray for this move of God to continue and learn how you can help Foundation in Christ Ministries reach their goal of sharing the gospel with Every Child in Ireland. 

WHEN: Sunday evening, March 31st at 6pm

WHERE: University Campus

VISIT FOUNDATION IN CHRIST MINISTRIES

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2019 Mission Trips

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Are you interested in joining us in advancing God’s kingdom around the world in 2019? We would love to have you be a part of one of our short-term mission trip teams! We’ll have more trips available in the Fall, but here are the first two of the year!

To get all the details, email Xpansion@summitlife.com

TRIP 2 - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

July 13 – 20, 2019
Love Serves, International
Dominican Republic
Construction and Evangelistic Outreach

TRIP 1 - HAITI

May 24 – 31, 2019
Haiti Bible Mission
Jeremie, Haiti
Medical and Construction Trip



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Core Essentials

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Pray for our Summit Kids team! The last few weeks we’ve been teaching character education at a number of our School Partners, building stronger relationships with our educators and the faculty. Pray for increased gospel influence. Pray for strength and creativity as we continue to teach these children throughout the Winter/Spring semester!

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Worship Night

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All campuses are invited to join us for our next worship night on Sunday, February 24th at 6pm. It will be held at the University Campus and we’ll be joined by special guest, Nathan Jess. We’ll worship God, celebrate his faithfulness and pray for greater gospel impact in our communities. Childcare is provided for infants.

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Women's Ministry

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Our weekly Thursday morning gatherings are kicking back off on January 17th at 9:30am at our University Campus! We will be studying Melissa Kruger’s book, Contentment. Childcare is provided. Email Katie@summitlife.com with any questions.

Additionally, we are hosting a special day of teaching, food and fellowship at our Naples Multipurpose Facility on Saturday January 26th. This event begins at 9am and will feature author Billie Jauss as our guest speaker. For information, or to register visit this link.

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