Welcome

A word from David Wray and Leah Andrews, our Summit leaders.


We are pleased to invite you to Abilene Christian University’s Summit 2019 this coming September 15-18. This 2019 theme is Sorrow, Hope, and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms. Since Summit’s modest beginnings in 1906, ACU has been devoted to providing programs and experiences that foster spiritual formation and renewal among students, faculty, staff and congregational leaders.

The ways in which we carry out this divine mission have evolved through the years. Summit 2019 will feature full-day and half-day pathways (tracks) on a variety of topics for church leaders and other Christ-followers.

As we continue to involve students, alumni, and participants from diverse areas of study we are excited to collaborate across campus to bring relevant and interesting programming. This year we are partnering with ACU’s Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, and School of Social Work to offer pathways that are relevant to people learning and serving in these areas.

Theme speakers will guide our hearts and minds to examine ways in which themes from the Psalter can lead us to understand the timeless message and transitional nature of sorrow, hope, and joy. A combined chorus composed of the ACU Acappella Chorus and the ACU Alumni Acappella Chorus will lead us in a stirring hour of worship Sunday evening, followed by a keynote session with Mike Cope. In addition, we are honored to welcome Mo Isom, Beverly Ross, Shane Wood, and Steven Moore, as theme presenters throughout the remainder of Summit.

Blessing upon blessing awaits all of us at Summit 2019 as we celebrate our heritage, praise God for the present, and look with hope to the future. With great expectations we look forward to welcoming you to Abilene for the 113th Summit of spiritual renewal and formation.