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 print and submit the Engage Local Application 1 below along with two Engage Local Reference Forms (also below). Instructions are on the forms.
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!
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.
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.
International Friendship Outreach (IFO)
A local ministry for internationals 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.
For more information regarding any of these ministries please contact Melissa Savary