Some of you may be saying, “What are GEAR groups?” Well, simply put, this is the new name of the small groups ministry at Summit starting in September 2018. GEAR is an acrostic:
G = We gather and “belong” with one another…
E = to explore your journey with Jesus via spiritual growth and development…
A = the adventure of service and contribution to the health and vitality of the church and community, and
R = to experience real-life christianity in practical and effective ways that impact our world as outlined in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20)
We will meet in the homes of our Summit family for our home-based groups, at various locations for our activity-based or “Interest” groups, or other specific locations for classes in the future.
Starting the week of Sept 9, 2018 and running for 9-10 weeks until mid-November, we will be reading/studying/discussing the best-selling book, “ALL IN,” by Mark Batterson. We will be challenged to be ALL IN for Christ in our lives, mission, and church. This is a fantastic challenge to live a “sold out” life.
The cost will be $12 per book. Childcare, as needed, will be determined and managed by each individual group in the manner which works best for that group. The day of the week, the time, and format of each group will be determined by each Host Home/Facilitator, but should include study/discussion, prayer, and a time of fellowship.
Interest groups will also be offered as listed based on the survey results and volunteer coordinators that are willing to serve. Locations and times for these activities will vary based on the specific activity. Sign up online ASAP as we will cap each home group for the initial launch in Sept at 12 people since groups larger than this make healthy small groups very difficult. Interest groups will have no maximum cap per group.
Call the church office or email Pastor Dave at email@example.com for more details or if you have any questions.
We are excited to see what God will do as we strive to know Him, His Word, and others on a deeper level. Something GREAT is about to happen at SUMMIT—can you FEEL IT?