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The Summit Church
Durham, NC
FAST FACTS
Senior PastorJ.D. Greear
Twitter@JDGreear
WebsiteSummitRDu.com
Founded1962
AffiliationBaptist - Southern Baptist
Locations9
Attendance9,437
Growth by #1,162
Growth By %14%
Fastest Growing#46
Largest#42

We′re for people. We′re for our community. We don′t believe the church should be a cultural ghetto, isolated from the rest of the world. We believe that God is the Author of culture and the original Master of creativity. We want to take the kingdom of God into the arts, business, education— and every other dimension of our community. We believe that the real "ministry" happens outside the church, not inside our auditorium on the weekend.

We′re not into superficial answers or spiritual quick fixes. We don′t believe the way to restore our hearts or our families is found in psychological techniques or behavior modification strategies. We must turn from our self-worshiping, self-serving lifestyles and experience the radical, life-changing love of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ and become the followers of God we were created to be.

Believers should be "belongers." You can't be a spectator in the body of Christ, so our communities ought to be places where people know and are known. Through local small groups, children's and student ministries, and regional campuses, we want to be in your community.

College Grads and Retirees Make Great Church Planters

By J.D. Greear

We tell them, “Give us two years, and we’ll change the world.”

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J.D. Greear: Are We Missionaries or Imposters?

By J.D. Greear

Do we really believe the gospel? Has its truth set our hearts ablaze? Can we really believe and not care?

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J.D. Greear: Rediscovering Awestruck Wonder—Part 2

By Paul J. Pastor

"Everything we need for a clear vision of our big God has been given to us in the Bible."

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J.D. Greear: Is Your God Too Small?—Part 1

By Paul J. Pastor

"It was as if I had my own little solar system and God was the missing planet."

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The Gospel Is One, Unified Message—And Here’s Why It Matters

By J.D. Greear

"Being able to articulate this clearly will help you communicate the gospel and your faith, and lead others to the truth."

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