Mission and Values

A movement of disciple-making disciples

Join the movement.

Following the Holy Spirit, we exist to create a movement of disciple-making disciples in RDU and around the world.

We prioritize the gospel above all.

The gospel is the power for all that we do. The gospel shapes every aspect of our mission. And the gospel alone provides the basis for our unity. In all that we do, we seek to remove distractions from the gospel, making the gospel as clear and as compelling as possible.

We do whatever it takes to reach all people.

In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus said there would be more rejoicing over one sinner who repented than of the 99 who were already in the fold. Because he prioritized those outside the fold in his ministry, we prioritize them in ours, constantly asking what we can do to bring the gospel to more people.

We make disciples, not just converts.

The final command Jesus gave his disciples was to make disciples, teaching them to observe all that he had commanded. We realize that heaven does not count professions of faith; heaven counts disciples of Jesus. So we are committed to developing and discipling all those God has entrusted to us.

We send every member.

Calling is not a special experience for a sacred few. It is a basic element of the Christian life. When believers accept Jesus, they accept his call to join him in his mission. The question, then, is not if our people are sent on mission, but only where and how.

The Whole Disciple

As a whole disciple, you embody several identities at once—family member, worshiper, servant, steward, and witness—and they influence every area of your life. At the Summit, we want to help you live out these identities through core discipleship activities—ongoing, lifelong tools that God uses to shape you into Christlikeness.


Churches in a Generation

Our Goal: Plant 1,000 Churches in Our Generation

At the Summit, we arrange our ministries around the five identity traits of disciples we see in Scripture: Every disciple is (1) a worshiper of God, (2) a member of God’s family, (3) a servant to others, (4) a steward of God’s resources, and (5) a witness to the world.