Women’s Discipleship

Equip. Lead. Send.

About Women’s Discipleship

Creating a culture of leadership and disciple-making among the women here at The Summit Church is no small task. Therefore, this task does not belong to one person alone. Each campus has a Women’s Discipleship Coordinator who is responsible for leading teams of women that facilitate opportunities for discipleship at that specific campus.

Mission & Vision

Women’s discipleship at the Summit provides women with both formal and informal opportunities to learn how to read, study, teach, and apply the truths of Scripture in their everyday lives. This happens through both churchwide and campus-based opportunities.

Churchwide opportunities allow Summit women from our various campuses to come together for events like panel discussions, seminars, worship nights, and our biennial Women’s Conference.

Campus-based opportunities include our Bible Studies, Equip Groups, courses through the Summit Institute, and Women’s Gatherings. We want to champion the women at The Summit Church to thrive as followers of Jesus and to equip them for God’s mission. We believe God gives to women every spiritual gift and makes them equal partners in the progress of the mission of God into the world.

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Women's Bible Studies are offered alongside our Equip Groups each semester and designed to engage women in the regular study and discussion of God's Word. Teachers and facilitators will lead a table of women through key components including building Bible study habits through homework and discussion, praying together, and encouraging personal application and next steps in disciple-making. Studies will typically last nine to 12 weeks.

Women’s Equip Groups are part of a program designed to accelerate your personal study of the Bible and spiritual disciplines, catalyzing women as disciple-making disciples. Disciplers will lead a group of two to three women through key components including learning Bible study methods, studying the Bible together, praying and memorizing Scripture, and mobilizing women to take what they are learning and apply it in their everyday lives.

The Gathering is a campus-based event for women to connect with the women and opportunities at their campus. This event often includes a time of worship and teaching.

Summit Institute exists to equip disciples, develop leaders, and engage culture.

Upcoming Events and Resources

Women's Discipleship: EQUIP

Watch this video to see how God is EQUIPPING women at Summit to THRIVE as followers of Jesus and ENGAGE in his mission. 

Women's Discipleship: LEAD

Watch this video to see how God using women to LEAD other women at Summit to THRIVE as followers of Jesus and ENGAGE in his mission. 

Women's Discipleship: SEND

Watch this video to see how God is SENDING women at Summit to THRIVE as followers of Jesus and ENGAGE in his mission. 

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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Processing Difficult Emotions (Spring 2020)

We all have emotions. A large part of loving God and loving others well involves managing our emotions well when they go awry. Join us this spring as we look at Depression / Anxiety, Anger, and Trauma and gain a robust picture of what it means to apply the gospel to the sin, suffering, and identity components of our emotional experience. Seminars will be led by Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church. Note: childcare is not available for this seminar series.

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Staff & Leadership

Meet Our Leaders

Each campus has a Women’s Discipleship Coordinator who is responsible for leading teams of women that facilitate opportunities for discipleship at that specific campus.

Lesley Hildreth

Women’s Discipleship Director

Sherri Smith

Alamance County Campus

Dru Hale

Apex Campus

Marissa Daubenmire

Blue Ridge Campus

Lauren Martin

Brier Creek Campus

Cherie Scholes

Capital Hills Campus

Jessica Gravelle

Chapel Hill Campus

Madison Collier

Downtown Durham Campus

Ashley Reffit

Garner Campus

Amy Navey

North Durham Campus

Martha Salinas

Summit en Español Campus

Resources

View the books, devotionals, articles, and Bible studies recommended by our team. While not exhaustive, this list includes resources that have influenced the “how” and “why” for women’s discipleship at The Summit Church.

Resource List Video Resources

Ruth | Yana Conner

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Equip | Emily Watkins

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Lead | Bowe Butler

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Send | Lori Frances

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