The Summit, an Evangelical Free Church, was founded in 1987 and conducted its first service on Easter Sunday of that…More year. From then, the congregation moved through four different locations in town before arriving in 1998 at its current location on Roosevelt Avenue. Volunteers from the Church worked to refashion the building from that of a bowling alley (the site's former tenant) to the Church facility that stands today.
Through ministries specifically tailored toward children, high school students, men and women, Church members have a number of opportunities to expand their experience at The Summit beyond weekly services.
The Columbia Evangelical Seminary was established in 1991, providing a distance-learning program that serves students…More who would like to pursue a college degree but are otherwise unable to attend a traditional institution.
According to the Seminary's website, students can choose from study areas including apologetics, biblical studies, missions, the postmodern or emergent church, philosophy, theology, or an interdisciplinary program combing several areas of interest.
The model of the distance-learning program enables students to design their own curriculum and proceed at their own pace. A network of up to 60 faculty mentors supports the students who currently reside in areas of the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and South Africa.
Because this is a distance-learning program, the Seminary maintains an office within The Summit Church at 920 Roosevelt Avenue in Enumclaw.