Summit Student Conferences: Our Family’s Experience

Summit Student Conferences give kids the tools they’ll need to defend their faith in a culture that has grown increasingly hostile to Christianity. At Summit, students learn how to articulate their beliefs boldly, but with humility and grace.

One of the things my husband and I appreciate most about the curriculum at Summit is that it reinforces many of the same lessons we’ve tried to instill in our kids from the beginning: An unwavering commitment to the truth of God’s Word, a thirst for wisdom and understanding, a compassionate concern for unbelievers, a willingness to discuss difficult topics in a respectful and biblically-informed way, and a deep desire to reflect the character of Christ in thought, word, and deed.

Summit Student Conferences

What do students do at Summit?

We’ve known of some summer learning programs that are light on learning and heavy on fun. Not so with Summit Student Conferences — they emphasize learning, but in a fun and engaging way! The professors who make up Summit’s faculty are incredibly gifted and compelling communicators, so spending a large portion of the day in the classroom never seems like drudgery.

Classroom at Summit Student Conferences
Images courtesy of Jennifer Flanders

Classroom instruction includes an overview of competing worldviews and a discussion of what each teaches about God, faith, purpose, and meaning. The instructors welcome and encourage questions from students and do not shy away from complex topics. Rather they teach kids what it means to think biblically about such hot button issues as abortion, evolution, gender identity, God’s existence, homosexuality, marriage and family, pornography, reliability of scripture, and much more.

Seating Assignments at Summit
Images courtesy of Jennifer Flanders

Jennifer Flanders
Jennifer Flanders
Jennifer Flanders is a homeschooling mother of 12 and grandmother to 20. She and her husband of 35 years live in the piney woods of East Texas, where she shares lots of homeschooling tips and free printable resources at An award-winning author, she also blogs on faith and family at

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