We believe there is one God - the Creator, the Beginning and the End, Alpha & Omega, our great Father. He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die so that we all may live and be cleansed of our sins...if we simply ask for forgiveness and seek Him with a humble and willing heart. By obeying the Word of God, we learn to cultivate our relationship with Him by living as the Bible instructs. None of us are free of sin, but Jesus’ death and resurrection washed us clean and one day He will return for us, so we may live forever at His side. Summit Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. We preach the Bible, which is the final authority for our life. Below is a glimpse into the principles we believe:
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), His sinless life (Heb. 4:15;7:26), His atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), His resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Heb. 1:3), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:13-16).
We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11). The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Therefore, God wishes to baptize every believer in the Holy Spirit, a post-salvation experience that provides power for effective witnessing, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in godly living, and the outpouring of spiritual gifts to edify the church (Luke 24:49).
We believe that the blood Jesus Christ shed on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sin (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned, but a gift available by the grace of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one’s own effort (Rom. 5:12-19).
We believe that for every Christian the key is to no longer live for themselves as they did in the past, but to live for Christ here in the present and in the future (2 Cor. 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one’s neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, 1 Cor. 12) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and Holy Communion (Luke 22:14-20).
We believe Christ’s power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5) The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15).
We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17). This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21, Rev. 22).