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

Dave McAuleyThank you New 2011 Summit Partners
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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

Dave McAuleySummit featured on DayTime TriCities – Segment #4
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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!).

Dave McAuleySummit Featured on Daytime TriCities – Segment #2
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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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Faithfully Business Before Hours – August 4, 2010

This morning’s Faithfully Business was led by Leslie Huff, the FB treasurer and the TriSummit Bank Johnson City Branch Manager. She opened in prayer and then directed the group to watch a excerpt from Andy Stanley’s Take It To The Limit.

The message was taken from Exodus 18:13-24. Basically, Jethro (Moses’ father-in-law) visits Moses to see what it is he does in his work. When he sees how Moses has structured his own duties, Jethro tells Moses that what he is doing is not good. He basically tells him he could be delegating a lot of what he is doing and that way he will have time to focus on the more important details. He tells him that if he continues taking on all of the responsibilities on himself, he and the people will “wear out”.

Stanley challenges the viewers in that with how we structure our own lives, particularly our jobs. “When you are working in your strengths, things come naturally to you”, Stanley states. He goes on to say, “you should play to your strengths and delegate your weaknesses”. It is also stressed that “this may not be possible for you with your current job/responsibilities, but the change comes when you make a commitment to move into that direction”. You will make a bigger impact when you are working in your sweet spot, than when what you are passionate about is taking the back seat.

One thing that I really loved about this message was this is something Summit strives for daily. We know that when Christian leaders are placed in the position of serving where they are most passionate, they will be more empowered for growth and will make a greater impact for Christ in their community and all around the world! Faithfully Business is actually a product of that vision.

Faithfully Business is designed as a Christian based organization to encourage and equip business women and professionals to reflect Christ in the marketplace.

To learn more about Faithfully Business, click HERE.

Dave McAuleyFaithfully Business Before Hours – August 4, 2010
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BCTI Partners with Summit Leadership Foundation

BCTI is proud to announce its new partnership with Summit Leadership Foundation. As an Information Technology company that provides Cisco solutions including Unified Communications Solutions (IP Telephony) and wireless networks, BCTI was able to donate a new Cisco telephone system and a wireless network as well as Internet service to Summit.
The Summit Leadership Foundation recently opened its doors to its new facility to expand its ability to help area churches and non-profits connect to the right people and the right resources, said Founder and Director Dave McAuley. Summit Leadership strives to help collaborate and coordinate the efforts of the leaders of ministries, agencies and projects to most effectively and efficiently serve the region. I have known Dave McAuley for many years, and am confident that his vision and abilities will continue to have a positive impact on our community. BCTI is proud to be able to both assist and partner with the Summit Leadership Foundation, said Chase Boles, BCTI President and CEO.
Summit has over 40 members including Girls on the Run, Safe Passage, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, AGAPE, and many more. When we can support Summit Leadership Foundation, we are also supporting many charitable organizations throughout the region. We know that Summit will use donations and volunteer efforts wisely to help the community where help is needed most, said Boles. Both Summit and BCTI hope to strengthen its partnership over the coming year. We are working on a variety of avenues in which we can work together. We hope to offer some special training opportunities for Summit members, and will look for opportunities to further support Summit Leadership Foundation, said Boles.



Dave McAuleyBCTI Partners with Summit Leadership Foundation
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Thank you Business & Co-op Partners

Summit could not exist without our Business and Co-op Partners. The Lord has greatly blessed us with sending His provisions to Summit through such wonderful people, organizations and businesses. If you are a Summit Partner, THANK YOU!! We love and appreciate those who have come along side Summit Leadership Foundation to serve, minister and support the Tri-Cities community.

Business Partners are in agreement with the mission, vision, values and beliefs of Summit Leadership Foundation.  They contribute a monthly amount to help underwrite the costs associated with operating the facility. In turn they have access to reserved meeting space in accordance with their level of support.

Co-op Partners are ministries and organizations in agreement with the mission, vision, values and beliefs of Summit Leadership Foundation and contributes a monthly fee to help support the facility and have “turn-key” access to reserved meeting space.

For a list of Business and Co-op Partners, or to learn how to become a Summit Partner, log onto the Summit Leadership Foundation Website.

Dave McAuleyThank you Business & Co-op Partners
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Recent Celebrations & Current Projects

Recent Celebrations:

Moved into the new Summit Facility in December and opened with regular business hours 8:00am to 5:00pm on January 5th, 2009.

Launched our new redesigned Summit website to better serve leaders with valuable information and resources to help them in their ministries.

Started a new ministry called Faithfully Business to serve women in the marketplace.  Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Assisted the Friends at John Sevier ministry in raising funds in their effort to replace beds and furniture for the residents at the John Sevier Center in Johnson City.

Provided consulting services for Interfaith Hospitality Network in their successful capital campaign to purchase the office building they have been renting.

Current Projects:

Assisting the planning team for the third annual Pledge 2 Purity teen event scheduled for September 2009.

Helping start and host a local chapter of Kingdom Advisors, a network of financial professionals committed to advancing the kingdom through their profession.

Partnering with local leaders from Crown Ministries and Financial Peace University to provide training and financial counseling to those in need of assistance.

Organizing and hosting a series of Ministry Leader Forums to better connect leaders who are serving in similar ministry areas such as the leaders of prison ministries, student ministries, counseling, ministries serving the poor, etc.

Assisting the planning team for the George Barna Parenting Seminar hosted by First Christian Church in Johnson City on September 10th, 2009.

Dave McAuleyRecent Celebrations & Current Projects
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