Summit Programs Testimonials
I had always wanted to learn the secrets that helped every great apologist stay calm against a comment that was hard to defend. And here it was, in a two-week conference nestled in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. I learned how to exercise the composure of apologists in a way that even Jesus used. Questions that pointed people to the truth in love as called for in the Bible. Sarah Sawyers, TX
The greatest part of Summit is not only the wealth of knowledge and information poured over us but the training we received on how to study. I now know how to share this knowledge by combining truth and love. Sergei Kelly, MI
During one of Dr. Jeff’s lectures, I started to understand what it was that was missing in my life. Even though I had all of this knowledge, I had no real relationship with God. I had been living my life for myself and not for Him. I walked to the back of the classroom, where I found my small group leader. I shared with Amelia what I had been struggling with and keeping to myself, afraid of what someone might think if I told them. She prayed for me and then, there in the hallway outside the classroom, I rededicated my life to Christ that night. Sarah Adams, TN
Summit taught me that I can be my true self only in Jesus Christ. In Him was where my identity laid; outside of Him, nothing held true joy and sense of belonging. I know that my life will not always be easy. But such is the way in which Christians are meant to walk, living the harder way, aspiring for something beyond immediate gratification. Sometimes, I would have to accept that obedience comes before understanding. I will fail again and again, but I know that my God never fails. He loves me, this I know, and with that is all I need. Jessica Choe, Mass.
As a single mom, to research and gather up all the resources equal to what Summit teaches would be daunting, if not impossible. These will probably be the most valuable two weeks of our year. Summit Parent, Andi Franklin, AZ
Day after day, more speakers shared personal and visceral experiences with the truth. Bit by bit, my barrier dissolved and cracked. My emotions do not often override my thought and mental bearings, but my mental firmness occasionally slides away. The sessions washed a new perspective over me; small groups enriched my experience. I was a captive to my desires, slave to my work, and a prisoner of the cold world I feared. Caroline Abels, Neb.
I’m truly impressed with Dr. Jeff’s ability to use his life stories to show God off and create a captivating class that causes the students to truly want to pay attention, gain from him, and learn from him. This is something I wish I would have had in high school, and after I heard about it this last summer I implemented it in my own mentoring and taught it to my fellow mentors. (Jeff Myers: Storyteller and Mentor, 2018)
At Summit Semester, we have the opportunity to travel to that foreign land and breath the new air of a different culture. That night during the play, I began to breathe the new air of literature appreciation. This new air beckons the question: how then, should we approach reading? (The Lost Art of Reading Well, 2018)
The time was amazing, we spent meals reading and praying which gave all of us the ability to talk with God regarding things going on at Summit Semester, plans when we go home, or just spiritual growth in general. (A Vow of Silence, 2018)
Much of the beauty of Snow Wolf Lodge is in its location here in Pagosa Springs. Every morning is a new day here and gives so much beauty with bountiful wildlife and plants. Surrounding everything waiting to be discovered. I have found it hard to hold grudges and stay in a negative mood after a going on a quick hike here just soaking in all of God’s creation and enjoying all that He has done. (Reflections of Summit Semester, 2018)
“Our students who attended the Lancaster [Student Conference] were deeply impacted by speakers and leaders who resonated with them. Several were moved to become counselors next year.” Lee Wiggins, Lead Pastor, CF Downington, Pennsylvania