Our Beliefs at Summit Community Church
Our Beliefs are summarized in our Purpose Statement:
“We exist to glorify God by Reaching Up, Reaching In, and Reaching Out.”
Reach Up ↑↓
We believe in the one living and true God who is the Creator of everything. He has eternally existed in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; John 17:3; Hebrews 1:2-3
We believe that God created us to worship Him and give Him glory.
Isaiah 43:7, 21; Psalms 96:9; Matthew 4:10
We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshipping Him. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe and trust in Him.
John 3:16; Romans 3:21-24
We believe that salvation is a free gift given from God and must be received personally by faith.
John 5:24; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe the Bible is the complete record of God’s self-disclosure and a fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Scripture is our final and sufficient authority for all of life and its purpose is to show us how to have a relationship with Him, worship Him and glorify Him.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
Reach In →←
We believe that Jesus established His Body on earth in the Church and the church exists to make known the Gospel and declare the glory of Jesus throughout the world.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Colossians 1:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9
We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be connected with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth and accountability.
Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 3:12-27; Hebrews 10:24-25
Reach Out ←→
We believe that God cares about every need of every person and that the Church, as Christ’s Body, is to show His love and care for every person. Every member of the church is called to be a minister of the gospel through both acts of loving service and through a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone where they live, work, and play.
John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 4:8
We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide and we are committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Timothy 2:3-4
This is an explanation of what these beliefs mean to us. For a more in-depth explanation of our beliefs, look at The Baptist Faith & Message.