doctrinal Distinctives

Sovereignty of God in Salvation

We believe that God chooses sinners for salvation. Even faith is a gift from Him because we have no ability to save ourselves.

John 6:35–44, 63–65; 10:14–16, 27–30; Acts 13:48; Romans 8:28–39; 9:6–26; Ephesians 2:1–10

Literal Six-Day Creation

We believe that God spoke the world into existence in six consecutive 24-hour days and then rested on the seventh day.

Genesis 1:1–2:3; Exodus 20:8–11

Cessation of Miraculous Gifts

We believe that the sign gifts (healing, miracles, tongues, and prophecy) have ceased along with the office of Apostle.

Acts 2:42–43; Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 2:3–4; 1 Corinthians 13:8

Complementary Roles of Men and Women

We believe that men and women are both image bearers of God and equal heirs of salvation. Yet, they are distinct in design and role according to the Scriptures.

Genesis 2:18–24; Ephesians 5:22–28; 1 Timothy 2:11–14; Titus 2:1–6

Future Salvation and National Restoration of Israel

We believe that God made specific promises to national Israel in the Old Testament that are not yet fulfilled. These promises will be fulfilled at the return of Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 31:31–40; 33:14–26; Romans 11:1–31

Future Thousand-Year Reign of Christ on Earth

We believe that Jesus Christ will return and establish a literal kingdom on this earth. He will reign for a thousand years.

Revelation 19:11–20:6

ministry DistinctiveS

Expositional Preaching

Our sermons aim to accurately explain the Scriptures according to the author’s intended meaning and to faithfully apply them to our lives today.

Ezra 7:10; Nehemiah 8:7–8; 2 Timothy 3:16–4:5

Plurality of Elders

Our local, autonomous congregation is governed by a plurality of biblically qualified men.

Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 3:1–7; Titus 1:5–9; 1 Peter 5:1–4

Biblical Counseling

Our counseling depends solely on the authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Scriptures.

Psalm 19:7–11; Romans 12:2; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:16–17

Church Membership

Our church membership is a formal commitment, responsibility, partnership, and accountability to one another at Summit Bible Church.

Matthew 18:15–17; Acts 2:37–47; 1 Thessalonians 5:12–13; 1 Timothy 5:17–21; Hebrews 10:24–25

Life-on-Life Discipleship

Our discipleship model is to form genuine and personal relationships as we pursue growing in Christ together.

Acts 4:32; 1 Thessalonians 2:7–12

Next-Gen Ministry

Our desire is to raise up the next generation to know and fear the Lord. Our children and youth ministries reflect this desire.

Deuteronomy 6:1–7; Psalm 78:4; 2 Timothy 2:2