Summit Academy

of Christian Worldview and Apologetics

About Us

The Curriculum

Join us for an academic and spiritual journey using the NEW Understanding the Times 3-year curriculum created by Summit  Ministries (www.Summit.org) for mature highschool and college-age students. Guided by this outstanding, brand new, digital curriculum, we will explore Christian apologetics, today's competing worldviews, and what it looks like to fully engage our culture with courage and compassion.

The Teacher

I grew up here in Houston and came to Christ during my first semester of college at U of H. I then attended Sam Houston State for one year where I got involved with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), doing several extended ministry projects including 6 months in the Philippines showing the Jesus film. I received my BA from Biola University in 1985 and my ThM from Dallas Seminary in 1992. I’ve been married to my wife, Diane, for 33 years. We have four children (23, 16, 14, and 10) and one grandchild. We’ve ministered together in 5 churches in the U.S., overseeing youth, college, and singles ministries before becoming church planters. We’ve also done short-term ministry in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. I’m currently church planting, and I’m a member of the One Mission pastoral association of The Woodlands area churches. We’ve homeschooled all of our children, and we’re part of a wonderful homeschool co-op (FAITH of Northwest Houston) where I’ve been teaching for the past 3 years.

The Goal

Our academic goal is to guide students through a compelling analysis of the Christian worldview and its five primary competitors by examining how these worldviews inform what is taught in ten basic academic disciplines in colleges and universities all over America. Our greatest desire for each student is that he or she will come into a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ and then continue to grow deeper in this love relationship, day by day, allowing it to inform and direct every aspect of the student's life from now till heaven.

About 70% of young people in the American church stop attending church once they go away to college.

The bad news is that these  statistics are real. But the amazingly good news is that students who  (1) consistently see the faith lived out at home, (2) experience church  as authentic community, and (3) gain a robust understanding of the  Christian worldview as well as the competing worldviews… well, about 99%  of these students are staying in the church when they go off to  college. 99%.

Quick Facts

  • Who is this for? Mature highschool and college-age students (Summit focuses on 16-22 year-olds, but students must at least be in 9th grade.)
  • What curriculum will be used? Summit's Understanding the Times series
  • Which books in the 3-year series will be taught for the 2017-2018 school year? Understanding the Faith and Understanding the Times
  • Is there a prerequisite for either course? No, but both are prerequisites to the final course, Understanding the Culture
  • When will classes take place? On Wednesday and Thursday, see Course Offerings for more details
  • Where will classes take place? In Conroe, Spring/The Woodlands, and Magnolia, see Course Offerings for more details

2017 Summit Student Conference

My eldest son and I have both been through Summit’s worldview conference in Colorado, and my teenage daughter attended the conference in Tennessee last summer. I highly encourage you to consider sending your high school or college age son or daughter to a Summit 12-day summer conference. There is no other camp like it. 

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