Summit has taught me about who I am, how I’m wired, and that I’m created for a purpose, and to bring God glory.
–Emily S. 

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Why Attend Summit in Pennsylvania?

Summit Pennsylvania offers everything you can expect from Summit’s signature conference from lectures and faculty open forums to small group discussion time. Nestled in the historic town of Lancaster, on the campus of LBC, students spend two weeks to experience its beauty and charm. Off-campus activities show students the beauty of this east-coast state when they tour Amish country, enjoy the largest indoor sports complex in North America at Spooky Nook Sports, and explore above the trees on the ropes course at Refreshing Mountain. On the second week of the conference, students get to show off their talents during performance night! Watch 2018 session videos!

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster Bible College offers a $4,000 per year scholarship for any high school student that has not yet applied to LBC who attends this conference. Explore LBC programs here.

2019 marks the second year for Summit to be hosted in Pennsylvania on the campus of Lancaster Bible College (LBC), over 15 Christian thought leaders—such as Jeff Myers, Sean McDowell, John Stonestreet, Brett Kunkle, Abdu Murray, and more—will mentor students in apologetics, worldviews, and difference-making, an intensive and fun conference designed to teach students how to analyze the various ideas that compete for their hearts and minds.

“After 25 years, Summit Ministries’ impact on my life is still fresh in my mind.  I can recall so many of the experiences and even the names of some of the instructors.  Today I am overjoyed to learn that Summit Ministries is coming all the way from Colorado to partner with LBC!  This ministry is passionate about transformation and helping us love God with all of our minds.  My view of ministry today was and remains shaped by my Summit experience.”  —Rob Blanks, LBC-PDN Partnership Liaison;  Assistant Professor

Explore the two-week experience

The two-week conference is full of training, experiential learning, and activities:

  • Character development
  • Interactive lectures
  • Overflow Q&A
  • Life skills
  • Leadership
  • Small groups
  • Prayer, Reflection, & Worship
  • Free time activities
  • Discipleship
  • Fellowship

Schedules:  Session 1

More than Just a Summer Camp

We understand the unique challenges around the desire for deep relationships and intentional conversations about faith.

At Summit, over 475,000 students and adults have discovered the value of truth and relationship.  More than knowing what they believe, they connect their faith with a Christian worldview, live it out, and lead others to do the same.

Topics Include

  • Marriage & Family
  • Economics
  • Bioethics
  • Evil and Suffering   
  • Leadership
  • Apologetics
  • Homosexuality
  • What is Truth?
  • God’s Existence
  • College Prep
  • Church
  • Doubting
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Worldview Survey
  • Pornography
  • …and more