Local Outreach

We meet needs locally through strategic partners. We also process benevolent requests weekly to help those in need.

Care Portal

Partner with us in serving foster care children who are in need.

  • About Care Portal

    Every child belongs in a healthy, loving family. No other environment has proven to be better suited for or more effective at delivering the safety, stability, and care that is so vitally important to a child’s wellbeing.

    Across the United States, however, a hidden crisis has been ravaging our communities. Each year, government child protection agencies are alerted to more than 7 million children¹ who have experienced maltreatment. These reports have resulted in over 400,000 children being removed from their homes and placed in an overburdened foster care system. Not only are too many kids being separated from their families for preventable reasons, but a disproportionate number of children in foster care are Black. Any amount of time spent in foster care is traumatic and has lasting consequences that put kids at high risk for devastating outcomes later in life.

    We connect people who can help with people who need help. Right now, in real-time.

    Step 1

    A child or family in need requires help from a child-serving professional.

    Step 2

    The child-serving professional vets and types needs into care portal.

    Step 3

    Care Portal alerts nearby churches and community members to needs.

    Step 4

    Churches and community members partner to ensure that the child and family is helped.

  • Getting Involved

    You can sign up to be a responder in the care portal system to begin helping meet the needs of vulnerable children right here in our local community.

    You can give money to meet a need. 💵

    You can physically meet a need. 🚐

    (You could deliver a pre-purchased crib for example)

    Opportunities also exist to make a connection with the child or family. 🤝


Take a look at our list of resources. Let us know if you have any questions.

Pastoral Care

Sit down with one of our pastors or elders.

Get Help

Let us know how we can help. All requests must be approved by our Care Elders.

  • Benevolence Fund

    The purpose of the Benevolence Fund is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are in need on an urgent basis. The Benevolence Fund may not be applicable for cases which need long-term financial support. The church has the right to adjust, disapprove or provide assistance other than monetary help when considering a members’ request.

    Applicants are not granted financial assistance based on relationships with church leaders or being a significant church contributor. The church does not discriminate between applicants based upon race, color, gender, national origin, age, geographic territory, or disability. The Care Elders may provide short-term (or emergency) assistance to ensure that an applicant has the basic necessities such as food, housing, transportation and medical assistance (including counseling).

    The preferred method of providing assistance to pay for the applicant’s need will be paid directly to the business provider. Assistance may also be provided in the form of goods or services. The type of aid that is appropriate depends on the individual’s need and available resources. Completing and signing the application gives the committee approval to contact the vendor where funds are needed.


    1. Active participant of Summit Church.

    2. Need must be related to a short-term financial crisis (medical emergency, accidents, loss of job, etc.)


    1. Legal fees related to family disputes.

    2. Long-term and repetitive expenses.


    1. Complete and submit the online Benevolence Request form.

    2. An Elder will contact the applicant regarding the request and schedule a meeting, if necessary.

    3. The Elder will submit the application to the Care Elders for consideration.

    4. The Care Elders will approve, deny or ask for additional information.

    5. The applicant will be made aware of the Care Elders’ decision and a check will be distributed to the vendor, if approved.


    At the discretion of the Care Elders, the applicant and spouse (if married) may be required to comply with one or more of the following:

    1. Provide documentation regarding income, personal bank accounts and expenses.

    2. Participation in financial counseling – to include but not limited to, enrolling in a biblical financial management class or completing a workbook on biblical stewardship.

    3. In the event the process stalls or becomes dormant due to non-compliance on the part of the applicant requesting assistance, the process will have to be restarted. The information has to be completed and signed within 30 days of starting the request.

  • Getting Involved

    You can help us make an impact in our church community by donating directly to our benevolence fund.