Two years ago, after much prayer and consideration, Summit launched a series of online enrichment courses. Our heartfelt desire was to extend our reach to those eager to delve deeper in the word of God but who may have limited time or resources to invest in the full in-person Summit experience.
The response to our initial "pilot" launch was incredible! The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, as people expressed their genuine appreciation for both the format and content of our courses. Careful consideration went into designing courses tailor-made for a virtual learning environment that are both comprehensive and accommodating to busy schedules.
We are delighted to announce that Summit now offers two enrichment course options, making our curriculum even more accessible to those who want it.
Teacher Package: This package includes additional resources and tools for your Small Group, Christian School, Homeschool Group, Personal Bible Study, and more.
Student Package: This package is designed for individuals looking to get a taste of Summit courses virtually.
Our newest enrichment courses cover a broad range of topics centered on three core themes: Bible, Theology, and Ministry. Each class is designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of learning levels, tackling complex concepts in a way that is easy to comprehend.
Here's a quick peak at our Fall 2023 Enrichment Courses:
Armed With Iron: Preparing for and Responding to Spiritual Battles - This course on spiritual warfare will cover 16 characters in the Bible who lived and triumphed with power and victory over hatred, enemies, hypocritical people, loss of a spouse, failure, personal compromise, demonic oppression, family burdens, and a host of other seemingly impossible obstacles.
Leadership Development - This course addresses personal and spiritual formation methods and analyzes strategies for better communication in ministry and the workplace.
Transformational Ministry: Personal, Missional, Congregational - The gospel at its core is a message of transformation. How does the individual believer experience the promise of transformation resident in the gospel message? How do communities and congregations experience the promise of transformation? This course will provide practical tools in these vital areas of ministry.
The Spirit of the Story: Knowing the Holy Spirit Through the Whole Bible - There has never been a generation in which God’s people did not need the power of His Spirit. The assertion of this course is that throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit is often at the forefront of the divine work to advance the Kingdom of God against the powers of evil.
Introduction to Preaching: The central concerns of this course are the elements of sermon-writing and the spiritual aspects of biblical preaching. The importance of thorough study and coherent application from Scripture will be explored alongside the necessity of sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading. In that respect, a chief aim of the course is to end the artificial divide between spirituality and practicality in sermon preparation and preaching. Everything involved in both preparing and presenting a sermon is all part of a holy process through which the preacher can fulfill their obligation of care, compassion, and conviction to their audience.
Truth in Story: Exploring the Bible’s Narratives - Because the Bible tells one story about one God, it is no surprise that the same themes appear throughout the 66 books of the Canon. One of the most potent ways in which these themes manifest is narrative—whether history, parable, or poetry, the Bible repeatedly uses story to convey propositional truth about God, His ways, and His relationship with humanity. This course endeavors to explore the appearance and function of the Bible’s major theological themes in various Old and New Testament narratives. In so doing, students will discover how these ancient narratives still bear relevance and authority in our lives today.
We look forward to engaging with Summit learners in more ways than ever before!