Summit News!



Hey, Summit family,

As I write my weekly email to you, today, I’m thrilled to bring you some exciting news! This past Sunday afternoon I met with Summit’s “Executive Committee” to present a recommendation from Pastor John and me that we extend a call to Pastor Peter Abood to join our church staff as “Pastor Of Worship”. They “unanimously”, and “enthusiastically”, approved, and Peter has said, “yes”! We all feel this will be a great blessing to our church body! We have many wonderful people already involved in the music ministry at Summit, and they will all continue to be involved, under Peter’s direction. Specifically, Jeff, who has been playing the piano, will move to electronic keyboards. He and Peter have served together before and have a wonderful relationship. They have great love and respect for one another, as do all of our musicians. John and I are very happy to have this opportunity of “partnering” with Peter. He is extremely gifted in numerous areas and is someone I had the privilege of pastoring with, daily, for 14 years. Peter, and his wife Debbie, have served The Lord’s Church in the greater Wichita area for 27 years. John, and his wife Debbie have served here for 20 years, and Lois and I came to this community in 1987. All of us feel privileged to be in Kansas, and have built many wonderful relationships through the years. But, this will be the first time we’ve, all six, been in the same congregation! We are excited about the future God has planned for us!! Help us get the word out that we’re here to serve The Lord Jesus Christ, and His body of believers! Help us get the message out that “Jesus is the friend of sinners“ and everyone is welcome! Celebrate with us that we’re a nondenominational church of “Christians Only”, where there is no creed but Christ, and no book but The Bible! And, most importantly, we love The Lord, and each other! Frankly, that’s the most frequent comment I receive about Summit; “it’s the most loving church I’ve ever attended”! Nothing could please me more. The Bride Of Christ (The Church) was built on the greatest love ever expressed, and to be pleasing to God she must always express that love in everything she does!
This Sunday morning I leave to lead my 17th tour to “The Holy Land”. Sixteen of us are going to Israel for 10 days, and then to Egypt for 4, before returning to Wichita Sunday evening, March 8th. Please pray for our safe travel. Pastor John will be preaching the next three Sundays, and I know you will be blessed, encouraged, and challenged by his messages! Invite many to join you for services at Summit. Have a fantastic “Jesus Filled” week! Love always, Bro. Joe


Here’s what’s going on at the Summit.

MISSION OF THE WEEKInternational Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel.

INFORMATION – Honduras Trip October 2020:  $200 deposit and a copy of the inside of your passport and/or driver’s license due by March 8th. Estimated total cost $1000 per person. Price subject to change.

Fellowship: 8:30-9:00 am
Bible Study: 9:00-9:45 am
Classes for Nursery, Kids, and Students
Classes for Adults:
Rm 103, David McMullin: “1, 2 and 3 John”
Rm 105, Gary Crouse: “When God Speaks”
Rm 106, Joan Hearne: “Think on These Things”
Rm 107, Keith Martin: “Book of John”
Worship: 10:00-11:30 am

March 1st: Pastor John, “Wise Up”
March 8th: Pastor John, “Just Do It”
March: Pastor Joe, “Lessons from the Holy Land”

Wednesday Nights at the Summit: Light supper 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6:30 PM. Gary Crouse teaching, “When God Speaks”; Joan Hearne teaching, “Blueprints for Success, Part 2”.

Ladies Bible Study: Every Thursday at 9:30 AM, in the Fellowship Hall.

Family Game Night:  THIS Friday, February 21st, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall, please bring a snack.

Daylight Savings Time Returns March 8th. Be sure to Spring forward.

2nd Sunday:  Our church has a new opportunity to show our community some love.  Every 2nd Sunday, starting  March 8th, we will be collecting non-perishable foods to deliver to His Helping Hands or Moms Pantry.  Collection carts will be posted at all entrance doors.

Men2Men:  March 14th the speaker will be Paul Dohm, Director of His Helping Hands.

Divorce Care Group.  Will start Wednesday night, April 1st, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce; you don’t have to go through it alone. For more information visit If you would like to be a partner on this leadership ministry team please contact the church, 316-676-3004.

Resurrection Day: April 12th

Patriots of Praise Mission Trip to WaKeeney: April 30th – May 2nd. We will leave Thursday night and return late Saturday afternoon. We have various projects we will be working on. For more information contact Pastor John Henry, 316-676-3004.

WANT TO BE A SUPERHERO? You can be one in Kids Ministry!
There are lots of ways to be of help in our Kids Department! We will find you just the right spot to serve! To inquire, please email Debbie Henry: or call the church office!

Help our Summit Kids by “liking and following” them on Facebook at Summit Kids ICT. Check out all the fun activities and outreaches we are involved in – you’ll be informed and blessed.

Radio Outreach: “Summit’s Service” each Sunday, 10 am on KNSS 1330 AM & 98.7 FM.

R E W A R D S: Thank you for your donations through the Dillon’s rewards program. For more info go to:, search Summit Church (QV127). For help call 620-669-3252 or email

See You Sunday for another great Lord’s Day @ Summit




Sermon Notes Now available

Here are the sermon notes from Pastor Joe’s and Pastor John’s recent sermons:

February 23rd, 2020 “Outlook Determines Outcome” (Pastor John)

February 16th, 2020 God Questions “Can I Be Sure I Will Go To Heaven When I Die? (Pastor Joe)

February 9th, 2020 God Questions “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?”  (Pastor Joe)

February 2nd, 2020 God Questions “What are you Really Like?” (Pastor Joe)

January 26th, 2020 “Warfare & Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 19th, 2020 “The Way We Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 12th, 2020 “The Walk of Worship” (Pastor Joe)

January 5th, 2020 “Weight of Worship”  (Pastor Joe)

December 29th, 2019 Crossing Our Jordan  (Pastor John)

December 24th, 2019 Christmas Eve “Joy to the World”. (Pastor John)

December 22nd, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Birth” (Pastor Joe)

December 15th, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Parents” (Pastor Joe)

December 8th, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Reality” (Pastor Joe)

December 1st, 2019 Christmas Surprise – “Surprising Preparation”  (Pastor Joe)

November 24th, 2019 Money Matters : “Dealing with Debt” Part 2  (Pastor Joe)

November 17th, 2019 Money Matters : “Dealing with Debt” Part 1 (Pastor Joe)

November 10th, 2019 Money Matters : “The Right View” Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

November 3rd, 2019 Money Matters : “The Right View” Part 1  (Pastor Joe)

October 27th, 2019 Heaven; What We Do In Lift Echos in Eternity.  (Pastor John)

October 20th, 2019 Heaven; What Will We Do In Heaven?   (Pastor John)

October 13th, 2019 Heaven; Who Will Be In Heaven?  (Pastor John)

October 6th, 2019 Heaven; Can You Only Imagine?  (Pastor John)

September 29nd, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Develop inter Contentment (Pastor Joe)

September 22nd, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Always Be Honest  (Pastor Joe)

September 15th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Respect Others Rights  (Pastor Joe)

September 8th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Maintain Sexual Purity (Pastor Joe)

September 1st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Respect Human Life  (Pastor Joe)

August 25th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Honor Family Values (Pastor Joe)

August 18th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Take Time Off (Pastor Joe)

August 11th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Disciple Your Speech (Pastor Joe)

August 4th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

July 28th, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Worship God Correctly. (Pastor Joe)

July 21st, 2019 The 10 Commandments: Establishing Your Priorities.  (Pastor Joe)

July 14th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father Lives in Another Realm (Pastor John)

July 7th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: Our Father’s in Charge  (Pastor John)

June 30th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He’s a Loving Father  (Pastor John)

June 23rd, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: No Limit to Our Fathers Knowledge (Pastor John)

June 16th, 2019 The God Who Wants To Friend Me: He is a Good, Good, Father(Pastor John)

June 9th, 2019 Family Matters: Dealing with Divorce Part 2 (Pastor Joe)

June 2nd, 2019 Family Matters: Dealing with Divorce Part 1 (Pastor Joe)

May 26th, 2019 Family Matters: Solving Family Problems (Pastor Joe)

May 19th, 2019 Family Matters: Love, Sex and Marriage. (Pastor Joe)

May 5th & 12th, 2019 Family Matters: Discipline That Works Part 1 & 2 Pastor Joe)

April 28th, 2019 Family Matters: Setting Your House in Order (Pastor Joe)

April 21st, 2019 Easter: It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming (Pastor Joe)

April 14th, 2019 Under Attack? Put On the Armor : We are both Warriors and a War Zone (Pastor John)

April 7th, 2019 Under Attack? Put On the Armor Part 2 (Pastor John)

March 31st, 2019 Under Attack? WWIII: The War on the Family (Pastor Joe)

March 24th, 2019 Under Attack: Armor Up Part 1 (Pastor John)

March 17th, 2019 Under Attack: Spiritual Warfare is Real! (Pastor John)

March 10th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Inspirational Comeback (Pastor Joe)

March 3rd, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Unstable Character (Pastor Joe)

February 24th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peter’s Impressive Courage  (Pastor Joe)

February 17th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People: Peters Bold Confession  (Pastor Joe)

February 10th, 2019 God Uses Ordinary People Peters Dramatic Call (Pastor Joe)

February 3rd, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges How to Release Your Regrets (Pastor Joe)

January 27th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to recover from Resentment (Pastor Joe)

January 20th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How To Handle Your Hurts (Pastor Joe)

January 13th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to Remain Calm in a Crisis (Pastor Joe)

January 6th, 2019 Handling Life’s Challenges: How to Make It Through A Bad Day (Pastor Joe)

December 30th, 2018 The Perfect Storm (Pastor Joe)

December 23rd, 2018 Christmas Whom (Pastor John)

December 16th, 2018 Christmas Whoever (Pastor John)

December 9th, 2018 Christmas Whose (Pastor John)

December 2nd, 2018 Christmas Who (Pastor John)

November 25th, 2018 How To Survive Loneliness (Pastor Joe)

November 18th, 2018 Difficult People Forgiving The Cruel (Pastor Joe)

November 11th, 2018 Difficult People: Encouraging the Inconsistent (Pastor Joe)

November 4th, 2018 Battle For The Mind  (Pastor John)

October 28th, 2018 Difficult People: Confronting The Phony (Pastor Joe)

October 21st, 2018 Difficult People: The Critic (Pastor Joe)

October 14th, 2018 Summit’s Vision  (Pastor Joe)

October 7th, 2018 Fatal Flaws: Lust (Pastor Joe)

September 30th, 2018 Fatal Flaws Gluttony (Pastor Joe)

September 16th, 2018 Transformed  (Pastor John)

September 9th, 2018 If it is the Lord’s Will (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

September 2nd, 2018 Don’t Use Time Like A Fool (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 26th, 2018 How We Live Our Life Echos in Eternity (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 19th, 2018 King Solomon’s Spin on Life (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 12th, 2018 Re-prioritizing Our Life (Making Your Life Count – Pastor John)

August 5th 2018 Attitudes For Life Change (Pastor John)

July 29th, 2018 Fatal Flaws Greed  (Pastor Joe)

July 22nd, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Slothfulness  (Pastor Joe)

July 15th, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Envy  (Pastor Joe)

July 8th, 2018 Fatal Flaws – Anger  (Pastor Joe)

July 1st, 2018 Fatal Flaws - Pride  (Pastor Joe)

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