Summit News!



Dear Church Family,

You were certainly missed by those who gathered to live-stream the service last Sunday. We praise God that none of us are experiencing any troubling symptoms that normally accompany COVID-19 and pray to receive good news regarding the test results in a few days. Our present plans are to hold in-person services moving forward; however, those plans may still be subject to change. Last week, we sent out over four hundred emails informing members that we were temporarily closing, due to health concerns. We also made phone calls to those who didn’t have email addresses. I think we only had four individuals show up who didn’t get the word. Thanks for your help in spreading that message. Please watch your email closely, especially during these uncertain times.

This past week, I was talking with someone troubled by difficult situations. He asked, “Brother Joe, has God forgotten me?” I answered his question with a resounding “NO!” God never forgets us, nor does He ever lose His desire to be in a relationship with us! God loves us! In Jeremiah 1:5, He proclaims, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Those of us who are unwavering in our convictions about the evil of abortion know that Psalm 139:13-16 says that God “knitted us together in our mother’s womb….” and that all our days were “written in God’s book before one of them came to be”. God has been planning our lives before we were even thought of by our parents. Isn’t that an amazing thing?!

The shepherd boy, David, was overlooked by his father. Instead of being called to meet with Samuel, alongside his brothers, he was left in the field tending sheep. David was only summoned after God had confirmed, one by one, that none of his brothers would be the next king. Also think about Gideon, who was hiding from the enemy when God called him to be a mighty warrior. God knew Gideon’s strengths and weaknesses better than anyone else. He knew Gideon in his entirety and bade him to go fight.

Regardless of your current situation, God sees you. Whether you are tending sheep or serving in the king’s court, you are not overlooked. God has not forgotten you and knows your purpose and capabilities. If you are feeling stuck or unsure, look to God. Depend on Him. He has made each of us with unique strengths and weaknesses, even if we cannot see or articulate them. Our best course of action is to trust in our loving Creator.

David Wilkerson, one of the greatest preachers of the modern era (in my opinion), wrote the following: “A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself, hangs his head and says, ‘I am nothing’. Rather he is someone who depends wholly on The Lord for everything, in every circumstance!” You are special to our Almighty God! Live like it and experience a victorious life!

I’ll be looking for you this Sunday at 10AM as we start a new series of sermons on all four chapters of Philippians. I will preach five messages on the first two chapters, and then Pastor John will preach five on the last two chapters. A good friend recently told me that Philippians might be his favorite book of the Bible! It is indeed a great one! Don’t miss this series we’ve entitled “Joyride”!  Love always, Bro Joe


Kids Ministry is on the lookout for some extra hands!  We are looking to find a few loving helpers for our preschool area as some of our regular volunteers are still unable to return to Summit Kids due to health conditions during the Corona Virus.  If you would be willing to help us out on a temporary basis, just once a month … we would be so happy! Please contact Deb Henry at if you would like to inquire!

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

Reminders for attending Sunday worship:

  • We want to strongly advise those of you who have “symptoms” (fever over 100, cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or have come into contact with anyone confirmed to have Covid 19 in the past 14 days) or are considered “at risk”, please stay home and live-stream;
  • Those who don’t mind wearing masks, please do so (remember, masks protects others more than they protect you). Please be sensitive to those around you;
  • As you enter the sanctuary you may pick up disposable communion elements and drop off your offering in the buckets;
  • No gathering for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall;
  • No community greeting time during the service;
  • If you want to tithe online, the kiosk and ipad will be available;
  • No persons coming to pray with those coming forward at the invitation time;
  • Our pastors will not be at the exits when you’re leaving;
  • Please dispose of communion elements in trash containers as you leave the sanctuary.

Here are the following ways you can join us online:  Our church website: Our Services start at 10am. On Facebook: On YouTube: If you have any questions about live-streaming please email

Family Game Night: THIS FRIDAY, July 17th, 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a snack.

Men2Men Breakfast: Every second Saturday, 8:30-10:00 am, Fellowship Hall.

Resuming in the Fall:  Wednesday Nights at the Summit Light Supper and Bible Study, Ladies Bible Study, DivorceCare, 2nd Sunday (food donations).

Bible study classes at the church!
Sunday Mornings: 9:00-9:45:
Rm 103 David McMullin – “New Revelations in God’s Word”
Rm 105 Gary Crouse – “Jesus Calling”
Rm 106 Joan Hearne – “Authority of the Believer”
Rm 107 Keith Martin – “Book of John”

On August 2nd, Kids Sunday School and Students Sunday Morning Bible Study will resume.

Adult Worship and Summit Kids Church:  10:00-11:30

– “Online” Wednesday Night, 6:30-7:30 pm: Gary Crouse, “When God Speaks … I Am The Creator of All Things” Call him at 316-519-9042,

– Keith Martin posts a new lesson from the study of John each week on his website and Facebook. The website and Facebook page are titled “The Master’s Class, Summit Church.” The link to the Master’s Class website is:  The link to the Facebook page is:

OFFERING AND TITHECan be given: (1) through our website,, (2) mailed to Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS  67207, (3) dropped off in our “locked” mailbox slot, (4) dropped off at the church during “temporarily changed” office hours (Tu-Th 9-4pm), or (5) credit and debit cards can be called in to the finance office or call Phyllis Crouse direct at 316-734-8438. Our bank deposits are made once a week.

Communion:  We encourage you to participate in communion at home.  If you don’t have the normal elements we use at church, any liquid (to represent His blood) and any piece of bread or cracker (to represent His body) will suffice.

Have a prayer request? Our prayer warriors stand ready to pray for you. Call the church office, 316-676-3004, to be put on the prayer list.


Pastor Joe and Pastor John; “Joyride”

Pastor Joe, “Lessons from the Holy Land”, starting Sep 20th

UPCOMING BRANSON TRIP: October 8-10, 2020. You’ll be staying at the beautiful Grand Victorian, attending the Grand Jubilee and seeing “Noah” at Sight and Sound. If interested please sign up by September 6th and/or contact Gary Crouse, 316-519-9042.

Radio Outreach: “Summit’s Service” each Sunday, 10am 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

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Summit Church, 10225 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS  67207





Sermon Notes Now available

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

July 5th, 2020 Stressed Out: ‘Enjoy The Journey”  (Pastor John)

June 28th, 2020 Stressed Out: ‘From Shepard to Chef” (Pastor John)

June 21st, 2020 “Stressed Out” Purposeful Valley   (Pastor John)

June 14th, 2020 “Stressed Out” Follow The Leader (Pastor John)

June 7th, 2020 “Stressed Out” Rest vs Restlessness (Pastor John)

May 31st, 2020 “Stressed Out 24/7 Shepard” (Pastor John)

May 24th, 2020 “God Is More 5” (Pastor Joe)

May 17th, 2020 “God Is More 4” (Pastor Joe)

May 10th, 2020 “God Is More 3” (Pastor Joe)

May 3rd, 2020 “God Is More 2”  (Pastor Joe)

April 26th, 2020 “God Is More 1”   (Pastor Joe)

April 19th, 2020 “Is There Any Hope?”  (Pastor Joe)

April 12th, 2020 “The Day That Changed Everything” (Pastor John)

April 5th, 2020 “Persevering in Uncertain Times”  (Pastor Joe)

March 29nd, 2020 “When You Are Afraid” (Pastor Joe)

March 15th, 2020 “The Lure”  (Pastor John)

March 8th, 2020 “Just Do It”  (Pastor John)

March 1st, 2020 “WiseUp”  (Pastor John)

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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