Worship with Band

Saturday – 5:30PM

Sunday – 9:00AM

Sunday – 10:30AM

These services feature a full band playing many of the newest worship songs that are playing on the radio.

Worship with Hymns, Liturgy, Organ and Choir

Sunday – 11:55AM

These services feature a full choir along with the timeless hymns of the faith. Feel free to sing along and express yourself in worship.

Location

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.

Saturday-5:30PM, Sunday-9:00AM and 10:30AM
Children sign in at the Child Check-in Station by the family entrance doors.

Sunday-11:55AM

Childcare is not provided for this service. However, our Nursery and Family Room are available for your personal use during the service. Please do not leave children unattended.

Children staying in the service

If you as a family wish to remain in the Sanctuary together, there are Pew Packets available to occupy fidgety hands. Ushers are available to assist you with this option.

For more information, please visit this page.

You can also contact Ashleigh, our Director of Children and Family Ministries, at the church office or via her e-mail address: ashleigh@summitdurango.org

 

Welcome Center

When you arrive, we encourage you to let an usher know that you are new so that you can get a free gift! Grab a cup of coffee or tea 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 9:00am and 10:30 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 11:55am 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.

Leadership

Summit Church is a part of the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church which has their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The Directional Team is our local governing board and is made up of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, three reps that coordinate our finances, three reps that coordinate personnel, and three reps that coordinate building needs. They are all church members and meet monthly with the Lead Pastor and Operations Director to give direction to the business of the church and ensure we are leaning into our Mission, Strategic Vision, and Operational Values which you can find HERE. You can meet the Directional Team HERE. The church operates all business on a calendar year with leadership for all ministry teams being voted on by the congregation at the December/January Annual Charge Conference, which is an all-church meeting. This meeting is open to anyone who attends the church, and all members have a vote. Our current list of leadership teams and their members can be found HERE The current church staff is led by a Lead Pastor and Senior Leadership Team. For contact information and a brief biography of our staff members, please go to Meet Our Staff.

Drinks with the Pastor

Drinks with the Pastor is not as risqué as it sounds. This is a gathering mean for those who are new to Summit Church. This is a time where we get to know one another and connect. Pastor Jeff will share who we are as a church, including our mission, vision, and values. We will also answer any questions you have about the church and several of our staff will be here to answer any questions you have about specific ministries at the church. After our time together, you will have the opportunity to take membership vows if you would like to make Summit your church home; however, there is no pressure or requirement to join the church after our time together. After some discernment, people often come back towards the end of another Drinks with the Pastor to do that if they desire to join. 

If you would like to be a part of our next Drinks with the Pastor gathering, please email jake@summitdurango.org.

Values, Mission, and Vision 

(Updated February 2022) 

 

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: 

Love God, Love others, and Share the Good News.   

This mission enables us to live into our VISION: 

to Be Jesus Christ to the World. 

 

These foundational values undergird our Mission, why we are here as a church, to: Love God, Love Others, and Share the Good News. 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.

 

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. (Matthew 4:19-20; Matthew 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?