Community at Summit Church

Being happy single and being happy alone are very different things. The church is no place to be alone. I just wanted to say-- finding Summit Church has got to be one of the best things to have happened to me this year. I've been carefully considering whether I should formally switch my church membership to Summit. I've held back because I didn't want to leave the sound teaching at my old church- I really respect the pastor, I'm a huge fan of their reformed theology, and I'm very loyal once I make such commitments.

At the same time, I have never really felt like I was part of a community there.

It's really grown on me that I don't just feel like I belong at Summit, I honestly feel like part of a bigger family. I miss them. I look forward to seeing them each week, and I think about them when I am away. I've seen growth too- not just in myself but in others. One newish friend even got baptized down at the beach a few weeks ago like what's shown midway through the following video. I mean it's one thing to know God changes the world one sinner at a time- but it's really cool to actually see him taking our individual messed up stories and transforming them into his much bigger story of redemption which incorporates all of us into his community. This is what the church is supposed to be about, and it's truly an amazing thing to be a part of. To see the growth. To actually feel like I belong to it at some level (at least the small corner of it that I somehow managed to find). I've been longing for this for years. I'm pretty sure that I want to continue being part of this growth too. So all that is to say-- I have decided to formalize my change in membership. It's kind of like what this video shows at the end. I can't wait to see what happens next: