Summit Network is a partnership of churches that share one vision and four values
Plant 1000 churches in our generation…
Jesus commissioned his disciples to take the gospel to the world. They did so by planting churches. This wasn’t by chance – it was God’s plan, and his plan hasn’t changed. God’s strategy for fulfilling the Great Commission is planting churches. By planting (and replanting) churches around the world we will see the gospel advance beyond our wildest dreams.
by equipping leaders to plant…
Just like then, God uses called and competent men and women to build his church. Our goal is to play a part in developing and equipping those kind of people. Through training, coaching, care and funding, we aim to equip pastors and their spouses to steward their gifts to plant healthy, thriving churches.
Planting does not end when you are sent and God did not intend us to make this journey alone. Through Summit Network, we provide coaching, care, and consulting to strengthen our pastors to continue to grow.
From the beginning, 1000 churches has never been about one church planting 1000 churches, but a network of churches planting churches that plant churches. As our churches grow, we aim to catalyze them to start their own families of churches.
Our Four Values
Gospel. The gospel changes everything. The gospel is not simply the means by which we are converted – it is the message by which we are transformed. So we seek to make the gospel, and Jesus himself, the center of all we do. The gospel is the foundation that shapes and drives our theology and our practice. (1 John 4:19; John 15:3-5)
Balance. Depth and width are not at odds. The greatest truths are often found in tension. We are all prone to create false dichotomies, to think in terms of “either-or.” But what the Bible often calls us to is “both-and.” We believe depth and width, evangelism in word and deed, and missional and attractional ministry, are not opposites to choose from but tensions to embrace. (John 20:21; 1 Cor 14:16-23; 1 Pet 2:4-9; John 1:14)
Multiplication. The Great Commission is accomplished through multiplication. Jesus chose to change the world by preaching to many while investing more in a few. By multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches, we’ll see the gospel advance beyond our wildest dreams. So we’re committed to planting churches that will plant churches in strategic cities and among unreached peoples around the world. (Matt 28:18-20; Matt 25:14-30; Rom 15:20; 2 Tim 2:2)
Family. The Church is a family. A family takes care of each other.