"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations"
- Matthew 28:19


At Summit we believe strongly in the mission to go and make disciples. To that end, we support ministries here in Maine and around the world. Our ministry partnerships represent a commitment that we as a body of believers have made to the selfless individuals who work to further the kingdom of God.

Local Missions

Joni & Friends: New England

Based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, this Joni and Friends Area Ministry serves the six New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. We work with local churches and organizations to provide outreach programs that minister help and hope to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability. We’re committed to reaching individuals and families affected by disability in our community with the love of Christ.

Joni and Friends puts on three Family Retreats during the summer. One retreat in June hosts families of adults affected by disability. One August retreat hosts families with children affected by a disability while the third hosts a mix of adults and children.

Rus Willette: Navigators

Every Navigator’s passion is to help others to know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same. Through small-group Bible studies and Life-to-Life discipleship, we come alongside people and teach them to be Christ’s followers as they study and apply the Word of God to chart their lives. Then we train them to pass what they have learned on to others.

Jordyn Cram: Navigators

As a college student in Maine I was trying to create an identity for myself in grades, relationships, and anything I could find but none of it seemed to work. That’s when a friend brought me to The Navigators meeting for the first time and I was introduced to a community of new but genuine friends. Through my time in The Navigators as a student I came to know Christ for myself, and by my senior year I decided I wanted to join staff to help other students just like me. Now I get to be part of creating the John 13:34-35 loving community that drew me in as a student and show students the true fulfillment of a life following Christ. I get to meet with students, currently at the University of Connecticut, to help them learn how to read the Bible and to equip them to reach their friends with the gospel, and I pray that as they move towards graduation we will get to send teams of disciplemakers out into the cities and nations from UConn and the northeast as a whole.

Young Life: Sebago

Young Life is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian outreach to high school-aged kids. It is now in more than 800 communities nationwide and in 53 countries around the world. Young Life seeks to provide a creative and healthy environment in which students can investigate and evaluate the Christian Faith. Young Life Gorham volunteers and staff reach out to adolescents through volunteers, staff, club meetings, and camps. Young Life is open to high school students of any or no faith background.

Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of our organization and is also the term we use for our program with high school students. We call our middle school program WyldLife. The initiative for college and university students is called Young Life College.

Young Life’s multicultural ministry, focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically-depressed areas, is arguably the largest of its kind in the United States. We refer to our ministry to kids with disabilities as Capernaum and to our work with teen moms as YoungLives. In a partnership with Military Community Youth Ministries, Young Life reaches military teens through a program called Club Beyond. The Small Towns initiative brings Young Life to communities of fewer than 25,000 people.

MAST Mentorship

Christian pastors and ministry leaders need to thrive in their ministry call, not just survive. No leader is meant to ride solo, although they often do. Pastors need someone they can trust who will ask them “How’s your soul?” and then listen without judgement. Mentoring is preventative care by nature, providing safe accountability, direction, prayerful support and encouragement to stay the course and finish well as led by God.

Nick Topor: Cru Lifelines

Cru’s mission is to help people know Jesus, grow in their faith, and go to the world. Lifelines is a ministry of Cru that shares this same mission, yet approaches it with a unique strategy – through experiential learning and often outside in God’s creation. Based in Portland, ME, the Lifelines Northeast team takes college students from around New England on adventures like rock climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting, etc.—not just for adventure’s sake, but because throughout history we see God teaching His people in a similar way; through shared experience.

Not only do I get to lead trips for colleges all across the Northeast (NY to ME), I also get to help with the local campus ministries near Portland, leading Bible studies and outreach events on campus as well as discipling young men in their spiritual journeys.

International Missions

Impacto: Guatemala

Pastor Tony Mendez, his wife, Andrea, and their family serve with Impacto in Guatemala. Their vision is always and continues to be striving to be the feet and hands of Jesus and bring salvation, healing hope, and the peace of Jesus Christ to the people of Guatemala.

Impacto’s ministry efforts include Compassion Ministries, Training/Pastoral Support Ministries, and Construction. Impacto uses Compassion Ministries to help with physical needs while sharing God’s love and desire for them to come to Him. The Training/Pastoral Support Ministries do the same but add teaching for pastors and church leaders. Construction projects are a result of growth and meeting needs. Everything Impacto does provides an opportunity to share the Gospel and win souls for the Kingdom.

Mission of Love Orphanage: Zambia

Jako and Amber Joubert and their 2 boys, Jakob and Jeremiah, started Mission of Love Orphanage in 2006. The orphanage is located in the heart of the bush in Mukamba, Zambia. The vision of the orphanage is to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the children of Zambia through physical and spiritual means.

Mission: to teach the word of God so that people can know the truth about the Creator. To see tribes and nations becoming one and worship God the Father as the King of kings and Lord of lords. To make disciples of Jesus Christ, so that we all will be new creations in Jesus Christ.