Summit Springs Church

Our Vision and Values

At Summit Springs Church, our greatest desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is really good at taking us just as we are and making us “a new creation in Christ.” (II Corinthians 5:17)

If you have the opportunity to get to know the members of Summit Springs, you will discover amazing stories of what Jesus has done in so many lives – testimonies of how God’s redemptive love has brought new life, physical and emotional healing, and beauty and blessings from ashes.

We are a Spirit-filled, non-denominational church affiliated with the Midwest Ministers’ Fellowship.

We are a mission-minded church supporting both local and foreign mission projects.

Summit Springs Church is lead by a Council of Elders from our local church who provide accountability and assist the pastoral staff in all areas of church oversight. In Biblical church eldership, as described in I Timothy 3, elders are responsible for establishing doctrine and church policies and provide care for the church family.


  • To be faithful followers of Jesus Christ
  • To provide sound Biblical teaching
  • To be intentional in Christian discipleship
  • Striving for relational authenticity
  • Committed to integrity and accountability in leadership
Summit Springs Church
Summit Springs Church



Summit Springs Church was launched in September 2016, with a dedicated group of Christian friends under the leadership of Pastor Tom Manz desiring to plant a Bible-teaching, Spirit-filled church in eastern Jackson County. For three and a half years, we met on Sundays at the Lone Summit Ranch Event Center in southeast Lee’s Summit and held youth meetings and Life Groups at members’ homes.

In the summer of 2019, our church was at a crossroads knowing from the Lord that change was coming. That change came in a way that could only be God as we were able to sign a lease in December 2019 for a great location in the Southridge Shopping Center in the heart of Blue Springs. Construction began to finish the interior, and we were able to move into our new facility in March 2020.