Saturday – 5:30PM
Sunday – 9:30AM
Our contemporary services have a full band playing many of the newest worship songs that are playing on the radio.
Sunday – 8:00AM
Our traditional service has a full choir along with the timeless hymns of the faith. Feel free to sing along and express yourself in worship.
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango, CO 81301
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code at Summit Church. Just be yourself. We are casual and laid back! Come in your jeans, shorts, slacks, or suits. You will not be judged by what you wear when you come to our church.
What about my kids?
All childcare and Sunday School programs offered for children are free.
Children sign in at the Child Check-in Station by the Fellowship Hall doors.
If interested in more information, contact Ashleigh at the church office or via her e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you arrive, we encourage you to stop by our Connection Point! Grab a cup of coffee, and a sweet treat from the Sending Grounds Coffee Shop and make yourself comfortable as you wait for our service to begin.
What To Expect:
Summit Church offers a welcoming environment for both the long-time attendee and the first time guest. There are three worship services to choose from each weekend with the 5:30pm Saturday, and 9:30am services on Sunday being led in music by the Praise Band. If you would prefer more of a traditional setting, please join us for our 8:00am traditional service with hymns, organ, piano, and chancel choir.
There are also Sunday School, Bible Study, and other enrichment classes offered for adults throughout the week. Some of the courses will be short-term in nature, up to 13 weeks, while others may go the entire year or beyond. Summit Church follows the Methodist doctrine and has recently adopted a value statement of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Anyone is welcome to join us and experience the power of Christ in a non-threatening setting.
Values, Mission, and Vision
(Updated March 2021)
The foundation of our church in Durango is built on a set of VALUES listed below. There are three main values, with several sub-values named under each of those. Each value has a behavior attached to it, as well as Bible readings the value is drawn from. Finally, we have tough questions we ask ourselves to help us determine if we are living into these values. These values are meant to be looked at both as a church body and as individual followers of Jesus.
These foundational values undergird our –
MISSION – why we are here as a church – which is to:
Build Community, Change Lives, and Bring Hope.
This mission enables us to live into our VISION:
to Be Jesus Christ to the World.
Christ-Centered (Jesus Follower): Following Jesus, and being willing to take up our cross, is central to being the presence of Jesus in the world. (Mathew 4:19-20; Mathew 16:24-26) When was the last time following Jesus made me uncomfortable? Am I willing to do difficult things to follow Jesus? Why or why not?
- Biblical: The Bible is the foundation of our faith and helps us understand who and whose we are. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Luke: 2:46-47) Is the Bible a key asset in my life? Do I use the Bible to sort through tough questions of life faith?
- Spiritual Experience: We are a community dedicated to prayer and worship. (Philippians 4:6-7; Acts 2:42 and 47; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; James 5:16) Are daily prayer and regular worship a priority?
- Global Service: We will be intentional members of a global community. (Mark 10:45, Matthew 23: 11-12 and Romans 12:4-5) How do we serve in our local community and the world beyond Durango?
Grace: We will live out the love of Christ in ways that connect with those with spiritual questions. (Matthew 5: 46-47, 7:1-5 and 7-12, 28:19-20; John 20:21-23) When was the last time I had a meaningful conversation with someone who doesn’t believe as I do? What questions do they have that I need to hear?
- Emotional Health: We will be intentional about spiritual growth and have honest accountability. (John 13: 34-35, Hebrews 10: 23-25, John 15: 9-17) Who are companions with us on our spiritual journey? To whom are we accountable for our daily walk?
- Compassionate Hearts: We care for those who are hurting. (James 5: 13-16; Luke 13:10-13; Mark 10:45) When and how do we help those in our family and community in need?
- Humility: We acknowledge we don’t have it all together and work to know the difference between self-confidence and pride. (Matthew 20:16, 26-27; James 4:6-10; Philippians 2:3-8; Proverbs 11:2) When was the last time I added value to another person? Do I demand my own way or am I willing to give myself away?
Relevance: We are committed to being vibrant and culturally relevant for all generations. (Colossians 4:5-6, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Acts 15:8-11 and Luke 15) How do I see God moving in our world in ways I might have missed? Have I listened to the important concerns of individuals outside the church?
- Intergenerational: We will invest in the lives of future generations. (Scripture: Proverbs 22:6; Mark 10: 13-16) When was the last time I had a conversation with someone 20 years younger? Or older?
- Honesty: Our honesty reflects our character and is a way to show our faith. (Matthew 5:8; John 8:32; 1 John 3:18; Proverbs 21:3) Am I honest about my mistakes and do I own them? Am I willing to look at what is truly happening in the world around me AND what is going on inside me?
These foundational values undergird our Mission, why we are here as a church, to: Build Community, Change Lives and Bring Hope. This Mission enables us to live into our Vision to Be Jesus Christ to the World. All our ministries and life together as a faith community is set up to live into this Mission and Vision as we seek to love God and others as we love ourselves.
Summit Church is a part of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church system which has their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The local governing board, or Church Council, is made up of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, chairpersons of the various sub-committees, youth representatives, and at-large members. The Church Council meets quarterly to conduct the business of the church.
The following sub-committees also meet regularly to attend to their specific business and report to the Council: Missions, Trustees, Staff Parish Relations, and Finance. There are other ad hoc or short-term committees also formed to address specific needs or issues of the congregation and community.
The church operates all business on a calendar year with committee members and chairpersons being voted on by the congregation at the December/January Charge Conference. This meeting is open to anyone who attends the church, however, only actual members are allowed to cast a vote.
The current church staff is led by a Lead Pastor and several office and music/worship staff. For contact information and a brief biography of our staff members, please go to Meet Our Staff.