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Small Groups

Summit small groups exist to make disciples through Bible study, community, and mission

What are small groups?

Small groups are the primary vehicle by which we make disciples at The Summit Church. After the weekend gatherings, engaging in a small group is the most important next step for every member and guest. In order to make disciples, Summit small groups operate through four rhythms: Bible study, family time, discipleship group, and missional hangouts.

Connect to a Group

God made people to live in community. At the Summit we primarily experience community through small groups. Meeting all across the Triangle throughout the week, there is a place in a small group for everyone at the Summit. Use this form so a pastor can help you connect to a group.

Get Connected

Lead a Group

We're so glad you are interested in leading a Small Group! The form linked below is the first step in that process. You are required to be a disciple of Jesus, a member of The Summit Church, and have been in a small group the past six months.

Apply to Lead

Small Group Rhythms

Three times a monthBIBLE STUDY

This time is focused on studying Scripture together and centering all of your lives on the Word of God.

Two times a monthFAMILY TIME

This rhythm creates informal space to eat together and allow the Holy Spirit to bring unity to your group.


D-group is a designated time for confessing sin, seeking accountability, and applying the gospel to our hearts through reminding one another of God’s Word.


This is an opportunity to invite non-Christian friends to witness gospel community in a fun and social neutral space.

Why Do We Need Small Group Rhythms?

01 Holistic Discipleship

We want to make holistic disciples at the Summit. The Bible’s vision of gospel-centered community shows disciples who grow spiritually and also make more disciples. By living on mission in community, disciples are empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform our city and the nations through our generation and the next.

02 Intentionality and Accountability in Bible Study, Community, and Mission

Small group rhythms help small group members, leaders, and coaches intentionally develop gospel-centered relationships and hold one another accountable to Christ and his Word. They can also help evaluate a small group’s health and identify areas in need of additional investment, training, or coaching.

03 Shared Ownership for Health and Training

Summit small group members pursue spiritual growth, make disciples, and reach the lost in gospel community because Scripture exhorts every believer to contribute and own the health, discipleship, and mission of the church. It also rebukes disciples that are not living out Jesus’ teaching.