Summit Small Groups
Summit Small Groups are a great way to connect with other believers and grow spiritually in the process. Our small groups meet on different days, at different times, in different locations throughout Elkins, and study different topics.
For info on the groups scroll down! To sign up click the button below for our small group online directory.
Group 1:Love and Respect
Sundays 5:30pm | 3 Park Street, Elkins
Contact Info: 304-704-5236| firstname.lastname@example.org
Study: Love and Respect Small Group Study by Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs
Join us each Sunday night as we share a meal, view a video lesson from Emerson Eggerichs’s, Love and Respect Marriage Conference, and engage in some lively discussion! Why do we negatively react to each other in marriage? How can I best motivate my spouse? What can I do if my spouse doesn’t respond to me? Whether your marriage is solid or seems to be spinning out of control, you’ll gain valuable insight and Biblical encouragement to take your marriage to new levels. Space is limited to five couples, so sign up soon!
Our Group is for: Married couples of all ages
Leaders: Jon and Amanda Winkler
About Jon and Amanda: Jon and Amanda moved to Elkins the summer of 2013 after eleven years in the military. They brought with them four kids, one fuzzy pup, and hearts for marriage and worship. Since then, their kids have all grown up; they’ve added a daughter-in-law and two grandkids, and since January the only one left in the house with them is the fuzzy pup! Apart from leading small groups, you’ll also see them serving on the Worship Team and in Guest services.
Cost: $20 per couple
Childcare: Not Provided
GROUP 2: Financial Peace University
Sundays, 5:30 pm | 1235 Scotts Lake Rd, Beverly
Contact Info: 304-358-8198 | email@example.com
Study: Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
Leaders: Christophe and Olivia Cormier
About Christophe and Olivia: N/A
Our Group is for: Anyone who wants to learn how to manage their money God's way and experience financial peace.
Cost: $50.00 per couple or individual
GROUP 3: Christian Zumba
Thursdays, 6:00 pm | 116 3rd Street, Elkins
Contact Info: 304-516-3815
Leader: Morgan Nucilli
About Morgan: Morgan has been attending Summit Church for three years. She works as an Early Childhood Specialist with MountainHeart, and she owns a small paint shop in downtown Elkins. She has two children, Talia Michael age 9, and Gino Dominic age 5. She enjoy spending time with my children, painting and being outdoors.
This Group is For: Ladies! This group will meet weekly. We will start and end each session with prayer, and we will have 45 minutes of dancing to upbeat Christian Praise and Worship music.
Cost: $5 per participant
Group 4: 8 Great Things
This Group is FULL- it is continued from Spring Semester.
Third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm| 3 Park Street, Elkins
Contact Info: 304-704-5236| firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum: 8 Great Things by Amanda Winkler
Attention married or engaged ladies! Do you know the 8 Great Things God calls a wife to be? Come find out! This small group is for women, married or engaged, and will span both small group semesters. We’ll meet once a month at my house in Elkins on the third Thursday of the month, beginning September 20, at 6:30pm. We’ll enjoy a meal and fellowship time, then jump into the Word. I can’t wait to have you here! There’s room for 12, so sign up soon. Child care is not available, but infants are welcome to attend with their mommies.
Leader: Amanda Winkler
About Amanda: Amanda has been married to Jon for almost twenty-five years and thinks he’s pretty amazing. They’ve had many adventures together, including rearing four children, serving in the military, homeschooling, moving eight times, welcoming their first grandchildren, and restoring a 90 year old home (still in progress). In the midst of that crazy adventure God has given Amanda a heart for ministering to women through His Word.
Group 5: Better Together
Mondays 6:00 pm| 32 Poplar Road ,Beverly
Contact Info: 304-704-3838| email@example.com
Study: Better Together by Rick Warren
Leaders: Jim and Tammy Johnson
About Jim and Tammy: Jim and Tammy are natives of Randolph county and have been happily married for 20 years. Jim serves on the tech team as well as enjoys serving with feed the city and the food pantry! Tammy is on the worship team and loves leading people into the presence of God! They love traveling and have had the privilege of experiencing some of God's beautiful creation throughout the country. Jim is a training specialist for WV rural water where he plays a vital role in making sure our water supply is safe. Tammy is a counselor for the WIC (women’s infants, and children’s) program where she enjoys helping moms learn how to provide for their children’s nutritional needs. They have no biological children but have been blessed with one niece, five nephews, 3 godchildren, and one “adopted” son! They love Jesus and have a passion to help people see the freedom in serving Him!
This group is for: Young Adults who desire to learn how to build Godly relationships and do life in relationship to other people.
Group 6: Red Letter Challenge
Sunday 5:30 pm | 316 Tygart Ct. Elkins WV 26241
Contact Info: 304-807-6090 or 304-550-4756 | firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Study: The Red Letter Challenge by Zach Zehnder
Leaders: Randy and Renee Ellis
About Randy and Renee: Randy and Renee (WV natives) are the Executive Pastor at Summit Church. After attending Bible college at Victory College in Tulsa, OK they moved to Elkins to serve as the student pastors for Summit. After eight and a half years they transitioned into their current position as executives. Although they are both still student pastors at heart they are honored to serve the leadership and congregants of Summit by provide oversight and discipleship to help develop true followers of Christ.
This group is for: Anybody and everybody. Men and women. Young and old. Churched and unchurched. New Christian, or life-long Christian. Anybody who is looking for more in life, they will find it in the person of Jesus.
Cost: Your comfortability.
Frequently Asked Questions About Small Groups
Q. I'm new to all this. Why should I join a small group?
Small groups are a perfect way to meet new people, learn more about God, and figure out how to process life's ups and downs through a Biblical perspective. Simply put, the purpose of small groups is to connect relationally and to grow spiritually. There is no better way to do that than to have a small, connected group of people "living life together."
Q. Who are the groups for?
Most groups are for anybody 18 years or older, regardless of prior church background or church affiliation. Vertical Youth meet on Sunday and Wednesday nights for teenagers, and we have separate ministries for younger children as well. There are occasionally groups specifically for women or men, too.
Q. Do I have to be a member of Summit Church?
Nope! Whether you attend Summit, another church or no church at all, you are more than welcome at our small groups.
Q. Where and when?
Summit Small Groups meet on different days, at different times, and in different locations around the Elkins, WV area. Most groups meet in people's homes, but it's not uncommon that you'll find a group occasionally getting together at a restaurant or doing some other kind of activity together.
Q. What should I expect?
Expect a fun, informal, casual atmosphere, lots of laughter, good food, coffee, and imperfect people being open about their imperfections and united in the idea that God has a better plan for our lives than we do. Most group studies center around either a project (book or craft), or a 10-15 minute DVD clip about their topic, then discussion about how to practically apply that to everyday life.
Q. How long do the small groups last?
Each group get-together will last approximately 90 minutes, give or take. For each series, the small groups work on a "semester" basis. The specific dates will fluctuate but they're basically September through November and January through April.
Q. What will it cost? Will I need to buy or bring anything?
We believe so strongly in the difference a small group will make in your life that we want to make it as easy as possible for you to join a group. Some groups will be using study guides that would cost between $5-15, but, if that's difficult for you, we can definitely help cover that. We don't want finances to ever keep somebody from plugging into a group. Other than that, really, the only thing you may ever have to buy or bring would be an occasional snack or plate of cookies.
Q. What about childcare?
Most groups will have childcare available, although that may take different forms depending on the individual group dynamic. The important thing is that we don't want childcare obstacles to prevent anybody from participating in a group that they feel led to or excited about, so if you need childcare but would like to sign up for a group that is not offering it, please contact us so that we can assist you in meeting this need.
Q. I'm interested in being a group leader. What do I do?
Great! Let's talk! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.