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Andy Metzger is the executive pastor at The Summit Church in Denver, Colorado. He and his wife, Angela, are proud parents to a new little girl, Raleigh, and love living in downtown Denver. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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January 30, 2018 by Andy Metzger | Send Network
No one has ever called me charismatic. I’m not a raging extrovert. And I’m certainly not the type of visionary that seems larger than life. It’s just not how God created me. But over the past seven years of urban church planting and raising a family, I’d like to think I’ve become at least a...
July 26, 2017 by Andy Metzger | Send Network
For most church planters, the season prior to planting feels much like the engagement season leading up to your wedding. As the “big day” gets closer, you feel the pressure more and more to make sure all your responsibilities have been checked off the list. Whether you’re preparing to move to a...
June 20, 2017 by Andy Metzger | Church Planting | Send Network
Even if you’re not a "spreadsheet” kind of guy, developing a budget for your first year of church planting is strangely exciting. It requires a tremendous amount of faith (since you’re largely just declaring numbers out of thin air with no past years’ performance to compare to), but it’s also one...
May 2, 2017 by Andy Metzger | Send Network
Anyone who has ever planted a church can tell you that one of the most accurate ways to describe the feeling you most frequently have toward this entire church planting experience is fragile. From the moment you launch—and even throughout those first few years—everything feels so incredibly...
June 17, 2013 by Andy Metzger | Evangelism | Send Network
At The Summit Church in Denver, we believe membership still matters. In fact, we believe it makes a world of difference in what we do and has helped our church both grow and exercise biblical faithfulness in significant ways. There are plenty of...