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