What does the Muslim faith teach about Jesus? “Christians have tremendous freedom to talk to Muslims about Jesus. Jesus is the center of our faith; the center of salvation, and that’s what we want to share with Muslims. We can do that because Muslims are required to believe in Jesus.” — Alan Shlemon, Speaker & Author, Stand to Reason The mission field is no longer hundreds of miles away; it is now right outside our… Read More →Video: What does the Muslim faith teach about Jesus?
70% OF TEENS STOP ATTENDING CHURCH WITHIN TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION* HARD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FAITH ARE INEVITABLE… Preparation is optional. As your student enters life beyond high school, will they be prepared to engage in hard conversations? Summit’s Student Conferences are designed to help students (ages 16-25) strengthen their faith, understand their world, and to be prepared to make a difference with their lives. What Students Love about Student Conferences… One-on-one mentoring and… Read More →Brett Kunkle: Facing Doubts as Christians
WATCH YOUR TEEN RISE TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS A CHRISTIAN Dr. Sean McDowell, Associate Professor of Apologetics at Biola University, Summit Resident Scholar, and Summit Alumni joined Natasha Crain to answer several questions about his book. Be sure to visit and subscribe to his excellent blog as well for many posts and videos that will help equip you with an understanding of apologetics. To see the entire interview click here. Natasha Crain: Aside from Evidence, you have put… Read More →Sean McDowell: Why Students Need Summit
OneLife is offering to reimburse half of the cost of any Summit Conference in the form of a scholarship to OneLife, equalling $824! Jimmy Hutchison’s Christian story began when he attended Summit summer conference in Colorado. There, he explored hard topics and saw first hand people who experienced life and how to walk the Christian walk in the midst of everyday life. Watch the video below to hear Jimmy’s story… OneLife institute and Summit’s partnership will help… Read More →OneLife Partners with Summit
How can Christians speak into the identity conversation? “It’s from the idea of the image of God that we get concepts like human dignity and human value.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview We have entered a cultural moment in which the consequences of the sexual revolution have fully inundated our thoughts, even to the point of changing the cultural perception of what it means to be human. John Stonestreet shares how… Read More →Video: Changing the Identity Conversation
Join us for a Summit vision casting and equipping experience with Summit Ministries on January 28 and 30 at Fellowship Calvary Downington and Lancaster Bible College. Summit President, Dr. Jeff Myers, will cover relevant topics to strengthen your worldview and deepen your biblical thinking. Free Vision Casting Events in Pennsylvania January 28, Calvary Fellowship Downington For address and times Register Now Lecture 1: How to stand for truth — and be nice at the same time Lecture… Read More →Summit Vision Casting Event
This has been a significant year for Summit! You helped in the expansion of God’s Kingdom in very tangible ways. Take a look below to see some of the ways that God was able to use Summit to reach Christians with exponential impact. We eagerly await what is in store for 2018!
Summit’s Be ’18 Conference is designed to encourage and equip generations of believers to live a life of faithfulness with enduring steadfastness, for the glory of God. This conference aims to equip adults from national speakers, grandparents, accountants, farmers, pastors, to a mother, father, son, or daughter to live out a biblical worldview. We want each individual to walk away with information that will inspire action, and offer practical tools to live out a seamless life of faith. The conference will take… Read More →Be’18, Bringing It Home
It’s not surprising that as we enter December, we hear more about “Christmas” than “Advent.” Christmas is the celebration, the feasting, the gratification of desire. Advent involves something with candles that the pastor may mention a few times in December, a vague idea of talking about Christmas before it’s actually here. That’s a shame, because Advent, the build-up to Christmas, is the last bastion of ritual waiting in our culture. Advent (which means “coming” in… Read More →5 Reasons to Celebrate Advent
Christmas holiday songs can be trite and even silly, but one that has stood the test of time is Frank Sinatra’s rendering of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”:
I heard the bells on Christmas day,
their old familiar carols play
and wild and sweet their words repeat,
of peace on earth, good will to men.
I thought how as the day had come
the belfries of all Christendom
had roll’d along the unbroken song,
of peace on earth, good will to men.
These verses reflect both a tender reminiscence and an awestruck realization that people all around the earth celebrate the birth of Christ. Just beneath these beautiful lyrics, however, lies a story of a very broken man struggling to hold on to his belief in God and humanity.
The following article has been adapted from chapter 8 of Cultivate: Forming the Emerging Generation through Life-on-Life Mentoring by Jeff Myers with Paul and Paige Gutacker. Christians of all ages need mentors. You may feel called to step up and mentor someone in your church, school, small group, or workplace but do not know where to start. This article lays out the first step. Preparation. Prepare Yourself Mentoring relationships are vital to success in life, but… Read More →Getting Started as a Mentor
In a complex and competitive world, people with excellent communication skills have a tremendous advantage over those without them. Most jobs—even so-called “unskilled” positions—require public speaking, and even companies hiring for jobs which focus primarily on technical skills increasingly hire candidates who possess strong communication abilities over those who do not.