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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.

What Good Things Are Keeping You from Essential Things?

By J.D. Greear

The story of Martha is an important reminder to focus on the essential things that are in front of us every day.

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How to Foil Satan’s Go-To Temptation

By J.D. Greear

One of Satan's most insidious tactics strikes at the foundation of our identity; here is how Jesus responded, and how we should too.

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You Grow As a Christian the Same Way You Became One

By J.D. Greear

God's acceptance is not based on how well we live the Christian life, but on Christ's finished work on the cross.

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11 Healthy Ministry Tensions for Church Leaders

By J.D. Greear

We instinctively avoid tension, but there are many biblical tensions that aren't meant to be resolved, but balanced.

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Why Do Most People Miss the Gospel?

By J.D. Greear

Hiddenness is one of the fundamental characteristics of the gospel, because God reveals himself only to those who seek him.

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