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Dear Summit Family,

“GOOD is the ENEMY of GREAT.” Those are the words of Stanford-educated consultant, lecturer, and author Jim Collins. His six books on LEADERSHIP and CORPORATE GROWTH have sold more than TEN MILLION COPIES around the world and have been translated into SCORES of LANGUAGES. Perhaps his most well-known book was published in 2001: GOOD TO GREAT: Why Some Companies Make the Leap….and Others Don’t. In this book, Collins and his researchers spent five years EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE of 1,435 companies to find the few that OUTPERFORMED all the rest. That is, they were seeking to answer ONE CRITICAL QUESTION: “Can a GOOD company become a GREAT company — and, if so, HOW?” Their conclusion?Greatness is NOT primarily a FUNCTION of CIRCUMSTANCE but largely a matter of CONSCIOUS CHOICE, and DISCIPLINE.” In fact, Collins co-authored a subsequent book on THAT VERY THEME: “Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck — Why Some Thrive Despite Them All.”$ The idea of “CHOICE” has roots that go deep into biblical soil. Remember Deuteronomy 30:19: “Choose life”? And Joshua 24:15: “Choose for yourselves this day, whom you will serve”? At this very “special” time of the year, RESURRECTION WEEKEND, I want to challenge you to MOVE your Christian life from GOOD to GREAT! God loved us SO MUCH that He gave His ONLY begotten Son to DIE for our sins! And, then, through His POWER, He defeated DEATH and the GRAVE, so WE CAN, too! That’s WORTH CELEBRATING!!

Here at Summit, we have a VERY GOOD church, and GREATNESS lies within our grasp! We just have to CHOOSE and DISCIPLINE OURSELVES to BE what God has CALLED and EMPOWERED us to be!! Will you DO your part? EVERYONE must be COMMITTED if we are to EVER reach our GREATEST POTENTIAL!! This coming Sunday is an opportunity for us to CHOOSE to INVITE and BRING someone to Summit Church who doesn’t yet POSSESS a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST! Be BOLD and take that ACTION!! It’s going to be a FANTASTIC DAY with great FELLOWSHIP, PRAISE, WORSHIP, PRAYER, and “SITTING AT THE FEET OF JESUS”!! Don’t miss it, and NEVER FORGET how MUCH I love you, Bro. Joe

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Here’s what’s going on at the Summit. 

Women’s Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30AM, Welcome Center.  Joan Hearne teaching Blueprints for Success

Apr 26th:  GAME NIGHT, 6:30 PM

Apr 28th:  BABY DEDICATION Call Office for details

May 5th:  BAPTISM – Call Office for details

Wednesday Nights @ Summit:

5:30-6:15pm – Light Supper

6:30-7:30pm – Classes for adults, children, and youth

– Gary Crouse:  Last Days of Jesus

– Joan Hearne teaching:  Blueprints for Success


Don’t miss a great opportunity of Sunday School classes starting at 9:00 AM:

– Keith Martin: Studying the Book of John

– Joan Hearne: Engagement: Moving Into the Spirit

– Phyllis Crouse:  Ephesians – Becoming an Overcomer



Easter Sunday, Apr 21st:  Pastor Joe, “It’s Friday But Sunday’s Coming” 

Apr 28th-Jun 9th:  Pastor Joe, “Family Matters”


Operation Christmas Child.

APRIL we are collecting Stuffed Animals. We already have quite a few so if you would like to donate hygiene items (soap, towels, etc) or school supplies, that would be appreciated. Info on tables and at


APPLYING THE BIBLE 2019: Apr 14,1CHR1-3; 15,4-6; 16,7-9; 17,10- 12; 18,13-15; 19,16-19; 20,20-23; 21,2-4; 22,27-29; 23,2CHR1-3;24,   4-6;25, 7-9;26,10-13;27,14-17; 28,18-20;29, 21-23;30,24-26


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:

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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