The Summit Church

Durham, North Carolina

The Summit Church
J.D. Greear
J.D. Greear
Founded 1962
Denomination Baptist - Southern Baptist
Locations 12
Attendance 11,564
Growth +469 (4%)

We′re for people. We′re for our community. We don′t believe the church should be a cultural ghetto, isolated from the rest of the world. We believe that God is the Author of culture and the original Master of creativity. We want to take the kingdom of God into the arts, business, education—and every other dimension of our community. We believe that the real “ministry” happens outside the church, not inside our auditorium on the weekend.

We′re not into superficial answers or spiritual quick fixes. We don′t believe the way to restore our hearts or our families is found in psychological techniques or behavior modification strategies. We must turn from our self-worshiping, self-serving lifestyles and experience the radical, life-changing love of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ and become the followers of God we were created to be.

Believers should be “belongers.” You can’t be a spectator in the body of Christ, so our communities ought to be places where people know and are known. Through local small groups, children’s and student ministries, and regional campuses, we want to be in your community.

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