Co-op & Business Partners

Partner Praise & Prayer: Artisan’s Village

Summit Leadership partners with nonprofits, churches, and businesses to develop Better Leaders for Stronger Communities. One of our defining values for partnership is “three wins” meaning good for you (the partner), good for us (Summit Leadership), and good for the community. This fall, we are excited about a new partnership between Summit Leadership and Artisan’s Village. If you visit our office, you know the importance of hospitality and, most importantly, coffee! We are thrilled to announce all coffee served at Summit is now fair trade from Artisan’s Village. The “win” for Artisan’s Village is exposure and more awareness of fair trade. The “win” for Summit is superior coffee. Finally, the “win” for the community is fair trade benefits everyone.

The staff at Summit and our new friends, Michael and Leah, want you know about their store located downtown (300 E Main Street, Suite 110, Johnson City, TN 37601) next to Main Street Pizza.

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Partner Praise & Prayer: Interyear Fellowship

Summit Leadership serves the Johnson City community with the love of Jesus by creating relational hubs for connecting, consulting, coaching, and caring. Over the past two years, Summit Leadership team members have had the opportunity to partner with Tim Bomgardner and his family in launching Interyear Fellowship.

Interyear Fellowship is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for young adults to engage their faith through service in community while exploring their vocation. Recently, the ministry closed on a 5,000+ square foot home, completed renovations, and welcomed the first class of Fellows. The Fellows will live in the house together in faithful community and spiritual formation. Each Fellow will be placed at a partner agency in the community to gain professional experience working in a field of interest meeting a need in the community. Tim (and his family) works nonstop to make fellowship opportunities available here in Johnson City and we think he is doing amazing work for The Kingdom! Here are some things Tim wants you to know about Interyear Fellowship:

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Thank you New 2011 Summit Partners

Summit strives to connect via a community that we affectionately call SummitLife. Our hope is to “Connect the Right People and the Right Resources”. In order to facilitate this community, we offer the opportunity for businesses, non-profits and churches to join as a ministry partner. Through their partnership they are not only given the opportunity to connect with other leaders, but also are provided with services provided by Summit.

We would like to take a moment to thank our new 2011 Summit Co-op Partners (Non-Profit & Ministry).

Thank you to all those who support Summit Leadership Foundation. You are helping us to provide resources to Summit Partners. For a full list of Summit Partners, or to learn how to become a part of the SummitLife Community, go to

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Summit featured on DayTime TriCities – Segment #4

In the final segment, Amy Lynn spoke with Tembra Aldridge from the Mall at Johnson City about the Youth Expo at the mall, while Morgan King spoke with Tom Seaton from The Firehouse Restaurant about leadership opportunities (such as Catalyst Conference) Summit has partnered with him in the past.

We are so appreciative of Daytime TriCities for helping to spread the word of not just Summit, but our partnering organizations as well.

For more videos and details on Summit Leadership Foundation, go to

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Summit Featured on Daytime TriCities – Segment #2

In the second segment, Rhonda Chaffin from Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee along with Mike Perry from 88.3 WCQR Christian Radio speak with Morgan King about Project Thanksgiving. Both organizations are joined together to bring a Thanksgiving meal to 5,000 families in our area (update: They actually ended up providing OVER 5,000 families with a meal!).

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Summit featured on Daytime TriCites – Segment #1

In the past month Summit Leadership Foundation has been featured on Daytime TriCities in four separate segments. This has been a great opportunity to get the word out about Summit as well as feature some of our Co-op & Business Partners to the TriCities Community. Amy Lynn & Morgan King with Daytime were wonderful to work with! We so appreciate how they strive through the entire process to ensure our segments highlighted our ministry well. Thank you!!

In the first segment, Amy Lynn spoke with Dave McAuley (Summit’s Ministry Director) to feature the Summit Facility.

For more videos and details on Summit Leadership Foundation, go to

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Christians In Action

Most of us have heard of and even participated in Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. You know the one… where you sponsor an Angel off of a tree from maybe your church or the Mall at Johnson City. It is an wonderful program that allows families in need to have a Christmas with presents. It gives a chance for moms & dads, aunts & uncles, grandmas & grandpas to provide their children with gifts to open on Christmas morning.

Ben Scharfstein knew of and participated in this program faithfully. However, he also wanted to provide the true story of Christmas to these children and families: the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Ben partnered with Beverly Smith, Summit Leadership Foundation and many others to begin the wonderful ministry of Christians In Action, also know as CIA.

Together this group would raise funds in order to buy Christian Christmas material for everyone in the family. Beverly scours the internet all year to find the best deals on beautiful books for these children. As families come to sign up for the Angel Tree Program, they receive a gift bag full of Christmas books. Last year CIA served 1,400 families; this year the number has grown to 1,600 after serving in other areas as well as the Angel Tree Program. While the project comes to a head during the Christmas Season, the team works year-round to raise support, research & purchase materials (books, magazines, totes, etc) and assemble the CIA Totes for the families.

For more details on Christians In Action, please call 423.283.7557.

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