2019 Program Highlights
We are excited to offer a sneak peek at just a few of the features of Summit 2019. Watch for more details soon!
We like to describe Summit as “mini-conferences within a large conference.” Rather than hosting a conference with scores of standalone classes, Summit 2019 will provide 20 full-day and half-day pathways, providing the opportunity for participants to investigate vital spiritual topics in an in-depth manner.
We are confident you will experience community, gain spiritual insights, and engage in conversations that matter with others in the pathways you attend. Our lineup of pathways will cover an array of topics such as Psalms in communal worship, intergenerational ministry, racial reconciliation, faith and vocation, the Enneagram, social justice, and much more!
My Life With the Psalms
Mike Cope, Sunday 7:00 p.m.
The Psalms provide us with the hymnbook of the Bible and assist Christians today when in the peaks and valleys of everyday life, with expressions of deep emotions such as sorrow, hope, and joy. Like the psalmists, we can become encouraged and empowered to express all the emotions life brings our way.
Wreck My Life: Journeying From Broken to Bold
Mo Isom, Monday 11:00 a.m.
Brokenness is the place God meets us most often, where we acknowledge that each of us walks with a limp. The real heartbeat of ministry is courageously communicating our brokenness to God and authentically and compassionately sharing life, grace, and hope with others.
From the Depths I Cry Out! (Psalm 71)
Beverly Ross, Monday 11:00 a.m.
Since the untimely death of her daughter and because of her own recent battle with a serious illness, hope has become the intentional concentration of Beverly’s life and professional counseling ministry. Reflecting on Psalm 71, we are challenged to come boldly before God, expressing the depths of our pain and our hope with full confidence that he not only hears our despair and prayers, but acts on our behalf.
Hope for the Sorrowful
Shane Wood, Tuesday 11:00 a.m.
Life isn’t lived under Eden’s tree of life or beneath the healing leaves of the tree in the new Jerusalem. It is lived between them. Life is often hard. In spite of this reality, Shane will challenge us to embrace hope, love, and the beauty of reconciliation provided freely by God. There is indeed hope for the sorrowful.
Make a Joyful Noise (Psalm 98)
Steven Moore, Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
Who better to fill our hearts and minds with the “enthronement Psalms” than Steven? Just as early God-fearers used enthronement Psalms to celebrate God as King, today we make a joyful noise unto the Lord because he reigns. Joy instinctively pours out in worship to him.