The Summit’s discipleship process for children progresses through age-appropriate ministries we call “phases.” Every ministry phase is designed to equip parents and engage the next generation with the gospel so that they love Christ and his mission wholeheartedly.

Phase 1: Nursery (ages 0-2)

Goal: To help parents embrace their role as the primary discipler of their kids. To help kids experience the love of Christ in a safe environment that fosters spiritual growth at home.
Events/programs: Summit Kids nursery
Milestone event: Parent Commissioning: a celebration of parents’ commitment to disciple their children to love Christ

Phase 2: Preschool (ages 3-5)

Goal: To engage kids with the beauty of Christ by introducing themes of the gospel through Scripture. To engage parents in the pursuit of a family worship time at home.
Events/programs: Summit Kids preschool, AWANA, Family Worship Night, Kids Week

Phase 3: Elementary (grades K-4)

Goal: To provide avenues for kids to see the whole story of God in Scripture, especially through Bible knowledge and memorization. To provide outlets for parents to disciple their kids in the fruit of the gospel.
Events/programs: Small groups, AWANA, Family Worship Night, Kids Week, Kids Camp, Gospel & Baptism Class, family mission trips

Phase 4: Middle School (grades 5-8)

Goal: To reach, equip, and disciple students and parents to understand not just the “what” but also the “why” of the gospel and its implications in the life of every believer (godly character, healthy relationships, love for others, prayer and Bible study, living on mission)
Events/programs: Small groups, Elevate worship service, Parent Equip classes, Fall Retreat, Kids Camp, mission trips

Bible Reading and Devotionals:


Phase 5: High School (grades 9-12)

Goal: To fully equip students for every good work in Christ Jesus as they live life on mission. To help parents begin the process of launching students into their next season of life.
Events/programs: Small groups, Fall Retreat, Summer Camp, short-term missions, Elevate Summer Project, weekenders, corporate worship, Senior Commissioning, Parent Equip classes, Student Equip classes

Bible Reading and Devotionals: