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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Live Album Recording

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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Christmas Eve

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On Christmas Eve, December 24th, we will be having services at at all of our campuses and we would love to have you join us!

UNIVERSITY - Service times: 4pm & 5:45pm (Childcare for pre-school kids at the 4pm service)

NAPLES - Service time: 5pm (Childcare for pre-school kids only)

GATEWAY - Service time: 5pm (Family service, no childcare)

If you’re interested in volunteering with Summit Kids or on our Host Team, please let your ministry leader know.

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Year End 2018

As we approach the end of the year we want to be intentional in the ways that we reflect back and consider all that the Lord has done in our midst.  And we want to be purposeful in our thanksgiving to God for all those wondrous things that He has done in and through our church. 

We have much to thank the Lord for and much to rejoice over! As we come to the close of this year, the Elders of Summit Church really desire your prayers in seeking the Lord’s grace to allow us to finish 2018 strong, granting us the ability to be postured well in 2019.  

The passage of Scripture that the Lord has been using to shape our thoughts regarding the end of 2018 and beginning of next year is Psalm 67:1-2.  The NIV states it this way:

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.” 

The psalmist is not shy in asking for God to bless them bountifully and why should he be? Our God is a good, good Father who delights in giving good things to His children. We want to imitate this prayerful posture. As we do so, it’s vital to observe that the heart in such a prayer is not for selfish gain or private ambition, it’s for a greater purpose beyond our own well-being. 

The psalmist asks for God’s blessing and favor so that he in turn would take that which God would entrust to him to be used for God’s gospel purposes.  And that’s our aim as well as we push towards the end of this year…“That Your Ways May Be Known”.

Our desire to finish out the budget year strongly is so that we can continue to do what we have  always sought to do - extend the mission of God way beyond the walls of our buildings for the sake of the gospel and for the glory of God. Would you join us in prayer, in participation and in expectancy that the Lord would hear our prayers, receive our offering and use it in such a fashion that His ways may be known? Thank you for your partnership in the gospel!

Orlando Cabrera & The Elders


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Peace on Earth - Advent 2018

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It’s no secret that we live in tumultuous times. But as Christ followers, we know the promise of peace is ours; peace with God, peace with others, peace no matter our circumstances. Peace on Earth, here and now. This Advent, we’ll consider what it means to have peace because of Christ and to be Spirit-empowered peace-makers.


Join us at one of our Christmas Eve Services on December 24th. Here are the details.

UNIVERSITY - Service times: 4pm & 5:45pm (Childcare for pre-school kids at the 4pm service)
NAPLES - Service time: 5pm (Childcare for pre-school kids only)
GATEWAY - Service time: 5pm (Family service, no childcare)

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