At The Summit Church, we see “missions” through the lens of church planting. That means church planting is one of the primary ways that we, as a church, love our world. We believe the most beneficial thing for every community is a church that proclaims and embodies the gospel of Jesus, because only a church can meet both the physical and spiritual needs of a community. We believe the church (the body of Christ) is the best organization on earth, the only entity left behind by Christ for the fulfillment of his mission, and it will survive as long as time itself.
So, we are committed to planting churches in strategic cities all over the world. Our goal is to, by God’s grace, plant 1,000 churches by 2050. From a biblical perspective, church planting is not only the most effective means of fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples, but it was also the strategy of Paul, who planted churches in every city that he visited.
In turn, we place a huge emphasis on the establishment of Christ’s church in places where there is no church (amongst the unreached people groups of the world) and on the empowerment of the church to reproduce in places where some churches already exist.
Practically speaking, this is why the majority of our short-term mission trips are focused on working with and supporting our long-term church planters. We want all of our short, mid, and long-term missions activities to support the advancement of Christ’s church.