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Our Core Values

   


In order to fulfill our vision and mission, there are certain core values we affirm as a faith community. These values serve as our foundation and guide for decision making out of obedience to God as the family of God.

Submitted to the Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God With us, individually and corporately, as our Counselor, Guide, Teacher and Intercessor. Thus, at SBCC we value:

  • Dependence on the guidance and counsel of the Holy Spirit
  • Intercessory prayer on behalf of others and the world
  • Celebratory praise and worship in response to God's love

John 14:26; Acts 2:46b-47

Transformed by the Word

We believe the Bible is God's message of love for all and the final authority for truth. In it we find relevant principles pertaining to every aspect of life. Thus, at SBCC we value:

  • Bible-centered preaching and teaching
  • Christian education for all ages
  • Obedient living based on biblical principles

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Nurtured toward Spiritual Growth in the Community of Believers

We believe the Triune God the Father, Jesus, the Son and the Holy Spirit exist as three but one in community. We also believe that God created humanity to be loved, cared for, and nurtured in community. Thus, at SBCC we value:

  • Friendship and fellowship in a community of faith for support, growth and health, emotionally, physically and spiritually
  • Commitment to strengthening the bonds between individuals, families, and intergenerational relationships

1 Peter 4:8-10

Welcoming with God's Love

We believe just as God has welcomed and loved us, we are to share God's love, kindness, hospitality and grace with everyone we meet. Thus, at SBCC we value:

  • Sharing warmth, acceptance and grace with everyone
  • Creating and maintaining a friendly environment where everyone feels welcome

1 John 3:18

Committed to Global and Local Outreach

We believe God longs to restore this broken world and reconcile those disconnected from him back to himself. As agents of reconciliation, we seek to share in word and deed the story of God's love and his plan for humanity. Thus, at SBCC we value:

  • Telling God's story to those who do not know Him
  • Supporting those pursuing a new relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Serving the world locally and globally as witnesses to God's Kingdom reign

2 Corinthians 5:17

Shaped for Service to Share God's Love

We believe every follower of Christ has gifts given by God for the purpose of serving others both in the growth and functioning of the church family, as well as serving as God's hands and feet in the world to meet the needs of this world. Thus, at SBCC we value:

  • Developing and utilizing gifts for the benefit of others
  • A well-mobilized lay ministry to fulfill God's purposes inside and outside church walls

Ephesians 4:11-16