The Summit Church

Our Vision

“Making lifelong followers of Jesus who become more like Him every day.”

The product of the Summit Church is transformed lives. Our various programs exist to make committed, lifelong followers of Jesus who become more like Him each day. This is our vision and all of our ministries exist to accomplish this goal.


Our Strategy

So how exactly do you make a follower of Jesus? What can a person do to see their life changed into the image of Christ? Our strategy for accomplishing the vision includes 3 components:

  • Connecting you to a small group

  • Training you to practice 5 Habits for Christian growth (listed below)

  • Reaching your 8-15 with the gospel

We believe that a person who is connected in meaningful relationships with others, and who is regularly practicing the 5 Habits below, and who is actively reaching others with the message of salvation will remain a lifelong follower of Jesus whose life is being changed more and more into the image of Christ.


5 Habits for Christian Growth

The bottom line is that we can’t walk with God for you. The church has an important role but ultimately each person is responsible for their own spiritual life. These 5 habits are about spending time with Jesus throughout the week. Sundays are important but we encourage people at The Summit to follow Jesus on the other six days as well. We train and encourage these 5 habits so that individuals can take responsibility to grow in their relationship with God.

  1. Daily Devotions – Spending time with God each day.

  2. Prayer – Maintaining open and honest communication with God.

  3. The Word – Bible study and memorization. It’s hard to obey God if we don’t know what he says.

  4. Worship – Celebrating God’s presence and honoring Him with our lifestyle.

  5. Giving ourselves away to meet the needs of others – God generously gave himself and we should too.


Our Statement of Faith


We the members of the summit church believe...

  • The Bible to be the inspired and only inerrant authoritative Word of God.

  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and called the God head in the scriptures and that in the Lord Jesus Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead Bodily.

  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

  • Man is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning death, evidenced by personal repentance from sin.

  • In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • In the resurrection of both the saved and lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  • In the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Statement of biblical authority...

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of church doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Ministry Board is the church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.



To make lifelong followers of Jesus who become more like him every day.

Our History


In the early 1950’s, a group of people from First Baptist Church in downtown Boise had a desire to reach west Boise with the gospel. That desire ultimately led them to plant Second Baptist Church on May 13, 1955. The church built its first building a year later on Curtis Road, just south of St. Alphonsus Hospital which was the heart of west Boise in the 1950’s.

Second Baptist Church outgrew that building and decided to relocate in the 1970’s. They retained their original vision of reaching west Boise with the gospel as they looked for a new location. A member of the church, who was also a developer, said the intersection of Overland and Five Mile was slated to become a major retail center for west Boise.

Though it was only corn fields at the time, the church built its current facility in 1976. An addition was added to the building in 1998 and the congregation voted to change its name to The Summit Church in 2009.

In over 60 years of ministry we've only had five Senior Pastors and we've never experienced a church split. The Summit Church has had a history of unity and longevity that we believe is a strong testimony to our community.

Though our location and name have both changed since 1955, our vision remains the same. God has called us to be light for the gospel in west Boise. We are excited that God continues to use us in this community and abroad through our missions work!