Category Archives: Life Together

Three Questions

One of the greatest strengths of a Summit Fellowship is its ability to be a community. The potential for genuine transparency and relationship draws us toward each other as we are drawn toward Jesus. It’s an environment where we can respond to Jesus’ command to love one another.

But, have you ever heard the saying, “Your greatest strength can become your greatest weakness”? You probably have. You have probably also recognized that it’s very often true.  It is certainly true of small fellowships like the Summits. Small, cohesive communities can become so satisfied with their relationships that they become self-absorbed and don’t see much of the world beyond their own dinner table.

Recognizing the danger, here are three questions that you may want to discuss together. Continue reading Three Questions

[29] Practically Loving and Community Formation

A follow-up to an earlier episode. Dan moves  to the other side of the mic and interviews Portland pastor and church planter, Cory Doiron of Suportland Church.

Cory describes his journey to planting house churches in Portland, OR after being part of a growing church in Rapid City, SD. The discussion eventually centers on formation and growth in relational, and diverse community.

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[27] About the Summit Fellowships (an Interview)

A bit of a role reversal in this episode as Dan is interviewed by local church planter, Cory Doiron. In this program, Cory and Dan talk about commitment and church covenants. In the conversation, Dan talks about The Summit Fellowships and some of the experiences that the churches in the network have had regarding membership and commitment. There is a related audio recording in the resource section of summithome dot org which is a broadcast discussion about the meaning of church membership. Here is the link to that audio.