“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Summit Community Church is the result of Calvary Baptist Church and Journey Church. Calvary Baptist Church began in 1910 from a small group of people who had a vision for a new church in the area. They began renting property from the Presbyterians and later that year the church known years later as Calvary Baptist Church was organized. They would eventually move to the address where we are currently located. In August of 2008 what would become Journey Church here in Morganton had its beginning. We moved into the area and starting making connections and building relationships. In March of 2009 Journey Church had its first service at Table Rock Middle School.
In 2014, God began to move in both congregations about the possibility of the two congregations becoming one body within the Body of Christ. After much prayer it was obvious this was something God desired to happen. On June 1st we had our first service together on a Sunday evening and what a service it was. We were all moved by God’s Spirit that evening in a way we had never been moved before. God continued to move and stir our hearts and by July the decision was made to proceed with the merger.
With a couple months to plan, strategize and organize we had our first ever service as Summit Community Church on October 5th. God moved on that day in an amazing way and He continues to pour out His blessings on His people here at Summit. We continue to seek God and His vision everyday as we move forward. We want to follow God where He leads us. We never want to be so far behind or get ahead of God where we can’t see Him. We always want to be right in step with God in obedience as He leads.
The reason we quote Matthew 19:26 is because as sad as it is, this is not the norm in God’s Kingdom. To have a traditional church with a long and rich history to merge with a young contemporary church is definitely something only God can do. With what we are experiencing as Summit Community Church we know that
“nothing is impossible with God.” -Luke 1:37
Our purpose statement says, “We live to Love God and Love Others!” This is based on what Jesus said was the greatest commandment. As we love God with all of our hearts we will then love others inside and outside the church. As we do this our desire is that we would see life change happen in the lives of those around us. We desire to be a place “where faith and life meet” so that when people with real life issues are confronted with real life answers they will see God and respond to Him in ways they never have before.
“We live to Love God and Love Others.”