Counseling & Recovery

Healing Found in The Gospel

Linda Huffman

Recovery Minister

“My hope is that the Recovery Ministry, including Steps and counseling will be a place of safety and healing for broken and wounded people as they experience the power of the Gospel.”


We believe every word we speak to one another is counseling, so our goal is to equip people in our body with the tools to speak into the lives of others from a biblical perspective. There are many types of counseling out there that base their advice on psychology or worldly views. God’s word has so much to offer us as a means to live life from an eternal perspective, and our goal is to help that happen in both daily conversations and counseling sessions. We live in a fallen world, and whether we are experiencing pain or heartache due to our own sin or the sins of others, God’s word is available for healing and growth. We desire to listen with compassion and understanding and give gospel centered hope for life.


We recommend that anyone who is interested in being counseled take advantage of this class, which will help you deal with personal struggles (such as fear, anger, abuse, resentments, addictions, and depression) from a gospel centered perspective as you learn about repentance, reconciliation, making amends and forgiveness. Healing occurs within safe community.


We offer a 2 Semester curriculum to train men and women to disciple and counsel others from a Gospel centered perspective.  The first semester includes how the Gospel informs who God is, who we are and how God created us, how the fall shows us what went wrong, how redemption brings peace with God, how change occurs through the process of sanctification, How God works through the Church to bring change, and what we have to look forward to eternally.  This process is an extended version of what we do in our DNA groups, and will help those trained walk with others through their sin and suffering. The second semester equips us to listen and speak the gospel as we disciple/counsel those hurting or stuck in sin. This includes counseling “labs” with hands on experience.

Homework each week will be approx. 3 hours.  You will be expected to have read the chapters and answered questions in the workbook before you come to class.  Class will be 2 hours and we will discuss some of the questions in the workbook, do case studies and role-play for experience.

The Second semester will begin in January 2018 and will be 12 weeks long. The book for that is here.

Informational brochures are available at the welcome desk or you can register on Planning Center.  If you have any questions contact Linda.


Discipleship counseling is meeting with someone within Summit who has been trained through the Gospel Centered Counseling curriculum. They will meet with you regularly, hear your story and help you see the fears, lies and idols that keep you stuck in life. They will help you see what rules your heart and help you grieve the effects of living in a fallen world. They will help you see that true and lasting healing only comes from relationship with God and connection to the community of believers.


Linda Huffman, our Recovery Minister, also works with people to determine who can best walk with them. She is also available for counseling on a limited basis. For more info contact Linda.

Linda Huffman

Recovery Minister

“My hope is that Recovery Ministry, including Steps and counseling will be a place of safety and healing for broken and wounded people as they experience the power of the Gospel.”

Steps to Recovery

Steps is a 13-week, intensive discipleship group that uses a 12 step curriculum rewritten in a biblical framework. Everyone is encouraged to take this class. This is a closed group and we ask participants to commit to attending all 13 weeks. Men and women who have been trained to counsel from a Gospel-centered perspective will lead these groups. We also need men and women who have already done the study to invest in others in a one-on-one discipleship format to be mentors for the 13 weeks of the study. The Gospel calls us to humbly bear one another’s burdens, encourage the fainthearted and help the weak.

The goal is for this to be a path of freedom for believers and nonbelievers who struggle with life dominating sin often called addiction and the related spiritual and relational issues, and for this to be a tool of transformation at The Summit and a way to serve and bring freedom to members of our community. Our next Steps to Recovery class begins Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Child care is available by registering.

Register For Next Step Study

Steps begins Tuesday August 22, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm in the Summit office building @ 927 E Terra Lane.  Childcare is available at registration.  To register, click here.

At registration you will be given instructions on where to purchase your book. Please bring the first night of class.  There is a $10 class fee you can pay online as well.


DNA groups consist of 3-4 men or women who meet weekly to look at scripture to Discover what is says about God and us, Nurture our hearts with truth, which exposes lies we believe and challenges us to Action to bring about life change.  We suggest that the groups are composed of people in the same community groups, but that is not necessary. If you are not in a community group at this time but are interested in a DNA group, come to the next training.

Contact Linda if you are interested in being trained.