LOCAL

The Summit is engaging the mission of God locally through a regional strategy that will help our body engage in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle, and Baring Cross. We have a strategic focus on the Baring Cross community of North Little Rock through an afterschool program for Middle School students, and a prayer/discipleship strategy for adults. Our plan is to develop an Opportunity Center for holistic discipleship and that a church plant will immerge from this. We also partner will local ministries that are touching different areas of need in the city.  Below are listed the partnering ministry. We encourage our body to volunteer in one of these ministries.

OpportunitieS for local engagement

 

After School Program

The E3 Club After School Program provides youth who currently live in the Baring Cross Neighborhood in North Little Rock with a safe environment to grow in knowledge and their relationship with Christ. We do this by providing them with opportunities to EXPERIENCE God, EQUIPPING them for life after high school and teaching them how to ENGAGE a world in need.

Program Hours: Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 6:00pm

We always need volunteer tutors and guest speakers!

Please contact Marquita Rogers at 501-416-0678 or


STEP

The vision of STEP is for believers to serve Jesus Christ by investing their lives in children living in poverty in Central Arkansas. Believers will grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ as they engage in the lives of children and the children will be influenced by their mentors to strengthen their faith, establish traditional family values, and create hope for the future. There are two ways to serve with STEP: The encourager program (in-school tutoring) and the mentors program (after school tutoring). There are many schools in Central Arkansas that have partnered with STEP so if your group is interested you can then decide together on a school where you would like to serve once a week for one hour.

Contact:  http://stepministries.org/?page_id=26


NEHEMIAH TEAM

It is our heart and our desire, using our gifts of service or helps, to come alongside those in our body or community that need help with odd jobs during their times of need.  Our mission is to faithfully use the gifts we have received to love people (Mt. 22:39, I Pet. 4:8, I Cor. 13), to sacrifice and worship (Rom. 12:1), to make disciples (Mt. 28:18-20), and to give all praise and glory to our God and Savior (I Pet. 4:11).  The focus of our service is on the Lord (Josh. 22:5 & 24:14-15), widows and orphans (I Tim. 5:3-5 & 16, Js. 1:27), the weak (Acts 20:35, I Thess. 5:14), and the needy (Rom. 12:13).

What We Do: Almost anything to meet a need, when men are available that know how to fix the issue or meet the need.

Membership: Men with the heart to serve.

CommitmentLocation varies.  Time and day is as needed.

Skills, Talents, AbilitiesSkills might include, but are definitely not limited to home maintenance, car repairs, lawn care, household chores, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, trimming trees and moving furniture.


AR Kids Read

As of 2009 almost 47% of 4th grade students in the 3 school districts of Pulaski County were reading below grade level. National Studies indicate that the fundamentals of effective reading are built in the earliest grades and support all subsequent reading achievement and learning. Poor readers are six times more likely to drop out of school, and statistics show that two-thirds of children who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth grade will end up in jail or on welfare.

The goal of AR Kids Reads is to have all public school students reading at grade level by the completion of 3rd grade.  National studies have shown that the most effective reading teaching method is relationship based one to one. The specific goal of AR Kids Read is to provide tutors for children reading below grade level for a minimum of 30 minutes a week.

www.arkidsread.org


HELPING HANDS

The Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock is a food pantry, thrift shop and provider of limited financial assistance to thousands of families in Central Arkansas.  Through the work of our volunteers and staff we provide nourishment, support, guidance and love to those who seek our services

 


International Friendship Outreach (IFO)

A local ministry for international students who live and study in Central Arkansas, and for the Americans who serve them. IFO is a community-based program, from local churches, offering opportunities for social and cultural interaction between American host and internationals who study, work, or live in the central Arkansas area. IFO also sponsors a number of social events and outings during the year and offers these services in both the Little Rock and Conway areas.

http://www.ifoarkansas.org

 


For more information regarding any of these ministries please contact Melissa Savary


HOW DO I BECOME A SUMMIT LOCAL MISSIONARY?

If you feel God is calling you to local missions and would like to apply to become a Summit Local Missionary, please read the Philosophy and Pre-Requisites documents below. Once you have done that, please submit the Engage Local Application 1 to the Engage Local Mission Team at

ENGAGE Summit Missions Philosophy.pdf

Local Application 1.pdf