Purpose + Peace in the Uncertainty

Information, numbers, and timelines are changing daily. We are living in the uncertainty of what life will look like in a day or even an hour.
Let’s talk about some small things you can do in this time to find purpose and peace in our community.

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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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Year-End Non-Cash Giving

With the stock market up almost 25% in 2017, it might be a good year to consider giving appreciated stock instead of cash.  This would be a great question to ask your financial adviser or tax professional before December 31st.

Giving cash gifts to your church or favorite charities is always a blessing to them.  You may, however, qualify for a significant tax break and avoid capital gains taxes by donating appreciated non-cash assets such as stock or real estate.  Other non-cash gifts would also include giving such items as vehicles, boats or equipment.

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Faithfully Business

Tuesday, January 19th


Summit Leadership Foundation

Faithfully Business is a Christian Business Women’s ministry sponsored by Summit Leadership Foundation. This ministry is designed to equip and empower women to reflect Christ in their personal & professional lives.

They meet at 12PM on the third Tuesday of each month at Summit Leadership Foundation. Lunch is provided.

January 19th // Guest Speaker – Karen Trigg with Ruth’s Hope. Make a resolution this year to invest your experience and expertise in others. We’re excited to bring Karen Trigg to Faithfully Business this month to discuss the importance of mentoring others and share a few ways for us to do it well

For more information or questions, please visit the Faithfully Business Facebook Page or email

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Drop Off Food Donations!

Summit is proud to be a Second Harvest Food Bank Partner Agency. We collect non-perishable food donations year round!

Items always needed by Second Harvest include:

> Cereal/Rice/Dried Beans

> Canned Tuna Fish/Meat

> Canned Soups

> Spaghetti Sauce/Pasta/Noodles

> Peanut Butter

> Canned Tomatoes/Veggies/Fruit

> Mac & Cheese

> Baby Food

> Diapers

Drop off your food donations at our facility – 3104 Hanover Road in Johnson City  – anytime M-F 8AM-5PM. Check out other drop-off locations here.

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Church Lunch & Learn // The Importance of Rest

Fairhaven NEWThursday, January 21st


Summit Leadership Foundation


Fairhaven Ministries will be leading a lunch & learn for all area churches at Summit onThursday, January 21st from 12pm-1pm. The topic will be “The Importance of Rest”.  This event is FREE! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to by Jan. 19t

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Growing Leaders Class

We encourage you to join other community leaders in our Growing Leaders class on the second Thursday of every month – 9AM-10:30AM. Each class will aid your personal and professional growth. Classes are FREE for Summit partners and $25 for non-partners. Check back frequently to view upcoming studies.

Location: Summit Leadership Foundation • 3104 Hanover Rd. • Johnson City • TN
Principle of the PathFREE for Summit Partners & Chamber Members!

JANUARY 14th // 9-10:30AM

The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

Not where you want to be? Wondering how to get there?
Why is it that smart people with admirable life goals often end up far from where they intended to be? Why do our expectations about our own future often go unmet?  What if you knew the answer to those questions? What if there was one simple idea that explained why so many people get lost along the way? There is. It’s called the principle of the path. And not only does it explain the disappointment and regret that characterize the lives of so many, it provides a way for you to be the exception.
“If you’re ready to break the bad habits, bad behaviors, and bad decisions that have been leading you into trouble, you need Andy Stanley’s The Principle of the Path.”
–Dave Ramsey


Become a Summit co-opbusiness or church partner!

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Harvest Campaign


Did you know, in Northeast Tennessee…

  • 8,500 children are in the adoption & foster care system.
  • Over 600 families don’t have a place of their own to call home.
  • 4% of the population are food insecure.

Thanks to your prayers & financial support allowing us to serve over 50 nonprofits & ministries, these numbers are decreasing. We are a Christian ministry seeking to make not only an impact on the community but an eternal impact for the Kingdom. By influencing hundreds of leaders, Summit impacts thousands through the seeds that are planted. The result is a harvest that expands the Kingdom and glorifies God. But we can’t do it without you.

We have a goal to raise $20,000 by October 31st. Because they rely on us, we rely on you. Will you prayerfully consider a special gift of $100, $50, or even $25 to the ministry of Summit? Going into the winter months when demands typically exceed resources, these additional funds will give us the capability of serving these organizations in a greater capacity.

We invite you to check out our 2015 Impact Stories!


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