Small Groups

Summit small groups exist to make disciples through Bible study, community, and mission.

What Are Summit Small Groups?

Small groups are the primary vehicle by which we make disciples at The Summit Church. After the weekend gatherings, engaging in a small group is the most important next step for every member and guest. In order to make disciples, Summit small groups operate through four rhythms: Bible Study, Family Time, Discipleship Group, and Missional Hangouts.

Connect to a Small Group

Before joining a small group:

  1. Pick a night of the week you can make small group the priority.
  2. Pick a group that meets that night of the week and is as close as possible to your home.
  3. Commit to give that group a try for six months.

Here’s how to find a small group

Personal invitation. If you know someone in a Summit small group, ask that person to invite you to his or her group. You’ll already know someone when you join the group for the first time!

Request form. Filling out the Small Group Information Request form will put you in contact with a pastor who will help you take your next step in getting connected to a group.

Get Connected

Attend GroupLink. At GroupLink, we’ll help you find the group that meets on your preferred night of the week and is closest to your home. Then, you’ll get to meet the group leaders or other members of the group. This is also where all new small groups are launched, which is the best time for new folks to join! GroupLink usually occurs at the beginning of the fall and spring. Keep an ear out at your campus for the next Grouplink date/time.

GroupLink Dates & Times

Upcoming Events and Resources

Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage (Spring 2020)

This spring, the Summit Church’s counseling ministry will be presenting a seminar series entitled “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage.” This three-part series (Foundations, Communication, and Intimacy) is an excellent resource for married, engaged, and seriously dating couples. All seminars will take place at the Brier Creek Campus. You may select to attend all seminars, or only the one(s) you are interested in attending. Seminars will be led by Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling at the Summit Church.

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Summit Small Group Handbook

This is the Summit Small Group Handbook. In it you can find Summit's philosophy of ministry for small groups as well as best practices for group coaches, leaders, and participants.

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Romans Small Group Study Series 1

This series covers Romans 1-3 over 6 individual studies.

See the Guide

Small Group Question? Ask It Here.

Use the link below to ask Summit small group questions or provide feedback.

Questions & Feedback

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Small Group Rhythms

Summit Small Group Rhythms

Bible Study

three times a month

This time is focused on studying Scripture together and centering all of your lives on the Word of God.

Family Time

two times a month

This rhythm creates informal space to eat together and allow the Holy Spirit to bring unity to your group.

Discipleship Group

once a month

D-group is a designated time for confessing sin, seeking accountability, and applying the gospel to our hearts through reminding one another of God’s Word.

Missional Hangout

once a quarter

This is an opportunity to invite non-Christian friends to witness gospel community in a fun and social “neutral space.”

Why Do We Need Small Group Rhythms?

1. Holistic discipleship: We want to make holistic disciples at the Summit. The Bible’s vision of gospel-centered community shows disciples who grow spiritually and also make more disciples. By living on mission in community, disciples are empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform our city and the nations through our generation and the next.

2. Intentionality and accountability in Bible study, community, and mission: Small group rhythms help small group members, leaders, and coaches intentionally develop gospel-centered relationships and hold one another accountable to Christ and his Word. They can also help evaluate a small group’s health and identify areas in need of additional investment, training, or coaching.

3. Shared ownership for health and training: Summit small group members pursue spiritual growth, make disciples, and reach the lost in gospel community because Scripture exhorts every believer to contribute and own the health, discipleship, and mission of the church. It also rebukes disciples that are not living out Jesus’ teaching.