Who We Are
Transform Summit is a coalition of Christians who are committed to the sanctity, restoration, and respect of each life in Northeast Ohio. Through education, prayer, and action, our goal is to join together as one, unified Church and be the hands and feet of Christ.
Our mission is to pray for and support the work of para-church ministries who meet physical needs in our community. As we partner together, our goal is to help spread the Gospel and to see the people in our community begin a relationship with Christ.
Our vision is for transformation in Northeast Ohio. Northeast Ohio has become the epicenter in the United States for substance abuse and addiction, human sex trafficking, and other injustices happening that break the Lord’s heart. We believe that these issues must be faced rather than ignored. We believe that Christ is the only “solution” in order to successfully bring true healing. Sadly, we feel the Church has become complacent to many of these issues that break the Lord’s heart.
Our vision is to wake the Church in Northeast Ohio. We want to join together, loving the Lord with all of our hearts, and then putting His love into action 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We believe we can do this by loving our neighbors exactly where they are at, even in the deepest, darkest parts of our community.
This love of Christ in action will manifest itself through three initiatives:
Reach Summit: addressing the opioid crises in Northeast Ohio through a Christ-centered approach by encouraging true healing and lasting transformation
Rescue Summit: becoming more aware of human sex trafficking happening right here in Northeast Ohio, reaching into the darkest parts of our community to love those who have been victimized, and restoring these precious lives to ones where they flourish in our community
Renew Summit: supporting all mercy ministries who meet the physical needs of our neighbors in Northeast Ohio such as food, shelter, education, and community
The Transform Summit Ministry launched in May 2018 with the goal to create a “summit” of 10,000 Christians in Northeast Ohio committed to learning, praying, and serving our neighbors in need. By committing to pray either weekly or monthly, our hope is that the Lord will lead those who are a part of our prayer team to consider volunteering their time as well. If it is His will, we hope He will lead them to take the next step and serve in our community. We are partnering with a variety of like-minded, Christ-centered ministries who provide unique volunteer opportunities to get involved and serve.
In the Lord’s perfect timing, our hope is that our prayer team will respond to Kingdom assignments, giving their time as the Spirit leads. Transform Summit is working to assemble individuals who will commit from 100 or more churches in Northeast Ohio. In achieving this goal, we hope to initiate revival in Northeast Ohio by becoming one unified “Corporate Church” whose ultimate purpose is to spread the Word of Christ.
As of January 2020, Transform Summit is stewarded and led by Love Akron. Love Akron exists to empowers you to make purposeful connections in Greater Akron to eliminate silos, collaborate with others, & grow your impact. This is the same heart beat of Transform Summit and we believe we are better together! More news to come, but we are excited to expand forward the vision to LEARN. PRAY. & SERVE together as we Love Akron!
Our hearts are saddened by social injustice happening in Northeast Ohio
The following like-minded, Christ-centered ministries are providing “Living Water” with time and talents to those in need. Our support enables them to take action to protect and care for all lives in our local communities. You can find either one-time or ongoing opportunities to serve with these ministries by viewing their individual ministry pages below.
+ Broken Chains
+ Restore Addiction Recovery
+ Faithful Servants Care Center
+ The City Mission
+ True North Ministry
+ Truly Reaching You
+ Pregnancy Solutions
+ Greater Cleveland Youth for Christ