New to summit?

Church can be an intimidating place to visit, especially if you don't know what to expect. At our weekend services, we invite you to experience what the Gospel means spiritually, intellectually and relationally. We hope that through your visit with us, you will experience the hope, love, and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus. 


A typical weekend service at Summit Church is about 75 minutes long and consists of several elements: a warm welcome, engaging music from our worship band, and a challenging message, usually from our lead pastor, Dan Miller, or one of our other gifted pastors. Our worship times are 9AM & 10:45AM on Sundays. 










What to Expect

We want to do everything possible to welcome you and provide an environment where you can connect with God and be introduced to our faith community. We've tried to answer some frequent questions to help you know what to expect...


What will my experience be like?

Welcoming. When you visit, you will be greeted by volunteers before you even get inside the building. We'll do our best to help you find everything you need. From there you can grab a cup of coffee and find a seat in our Worship Center. Everything from the music to the message is meant to help you engage with God. 


What should I wear?

Whatever makes you comfortable. You'll probably see others wearing anything from shorts and sandals to business casual. 


What's the music like?

Upbeat and inspiring. Our band is made up of guitars, drums, and keys. We don't have a choir. We sing songs that allow us to sing from our hearts and connect with God; they are modern, founded in God's Word, and easy to understand. Our goal is that people participate in worship rather than watch a performance.


Do my kids sit with me?

It is your choice. If you don't want to be away from your kids, they are welcome to sit with you in the Worship Center. We have an age-appropriate worship experience in Summit Kids for infants through 4th grade, while Summit Preteen includes 5th and 6th grade. This gives your kids the opportunity to meet others their age and worship God at their level. It also gives you the freedom to relax, knowing they are in good hands. When you arrive, just look signs for the Summit Kids check-in area and our volunteers will assist you from there.


Will they ask me for money?

No. If you're new to our church, keep your wallets put away. We just want you to come and experience God with us. We only ask those who call this church their home to support us financially, as God leads.


What is the teaching like?

A modern and relevant interpretation of God's Word. You will usually hear a message from our lead pastor, Dan Miller, or one of our other gifted pastors. We believe strongly in God's Word, so every message is full of truth from the Bible. We do our best to present it in a way that is fresh, easy to understand, and meets you right where you are. Messages typically last 30-40 minutes. Our hope is that you will be challenged and inspired to go and live out God's plan for your life. 


What does your church believe?

We've outlined our core beliefs here. Beliefs can either unite us or divide us. At Summit, we make an effort to focus on those beliefs that we share, rather than the small differences we may have.


Still have more questions?

We would love to answer them and serve you in any way we can. Send us an email or give us a call. 269-683-9245.




Weekends

Teaching:

Our Sunday morning messages are practical and applicable truths straight from the Bible.  The Word of God is the most important tool in our spiritual walk with Christ, and our teachings strive to honor it and help you understand how to apply it in your daily life. 

 

Worship:

Worship is something we can do individually, but God places special importance on believers worshiping together. Sunday mornings are the time when we come together with fellow Christ followers to celebrate what God is doing among us. We take time to share life with each other, break bread together (Communion), worship together through singing, as well as spend time praying for each other. 


For the Kids:

At Summit, we love engaging with children and teaching them about the love of Jesus. We feel that the best way to do that is to provide an age-appropriate worship environment for them called Summit Kids. Infants and children up to 4th grade level can participate in Summit Kids during either or both of our worship times. 


For the Preteens:

5th and 6th grade students our invited to participate in Summit Preteen. This is an important time of transition for many students and parents. Summit Preteen offers dynamic biblical teaching and answers those questions every preteen seems to have. This class happens during our second service at 10:45AM.


For the Teens:

We invite our students from 7th grade level and up to participate in our Sunday worship experiences. We believe they are a valuable part of our church and we invite them to engage at an adult level. We also offer a Christ-centered experience where our young people can engage with their peers called Summit Youth.