Missions

Missions at SCC

We value proclaiming the gospel to the lost.
The great commission to make disciples of all nations is the supreme mission of the church. “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel…” (2 Tim. 2:8). The gospel is good news. The gospel is all about Jesus who came to seek and save those who are lost. (Luke 19:10) Our priority shall be the lost. We have received freely; freely we shall give Him away. We will never be too big as a family, growing in maturity and love, as well as in numbers of disciples, life groups, and church plants.

We value heart motivated service.
Evangelism, and all of ministry, is birthed out of the heart of Christ (Matt. 9:36-38). The operative word before doing anything is heart. Do I have the heart for this? Am I called to this? Have others confirmed this in the body? Does law or grace motivate me? Am I doing this to win approval of others or the approval of God? We purpose to walk in the Spirit and experience all the phenomena of Heaven. As we purpose to love the Lord with all our hearts, it’s also our intention to love Him with all our minds (Luke 10:27). We value doing ministry with our whole hearts including sound and rational thinking (James 1:5; 4:17). However, revelation is our pursuit, not just good information. The church by its very nature offers people something they cannot get anywhere else. One question of great importance we will continually ask is “how does this impact the unbeliever?”

We value blessing the poor.
We want to be known as a church family that loves the poor, has a heart for the broken, and are friends of the forsaken. The poor around the world, the orphaned and widowed, and the suffering church are carried in our hearts; therefore, many of our relationships will touch single parents, troubled teenagers, the fatherless, lonely widows, alcoholics, the mentally ill, and strangers looking for a spiritual home - “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” Gal. 2:10 

We value cultural and community relevancy.
We value Godly traditions. However, we are willing to sacrifice our human traditions if ever they become a stumbling block to proclaiming and expressing the Gospel with relevancy. We want to be simple and applicable, progressive and meaningful. It is our intention to be in touch with truth (orthodoxy), in touch with personal needs (community), in touch with the times (relevancy), and in touch with the needs of others (outreach). We purpose to live in an atmosphere of ease and to speak, act, and dress in ways that our culture can respond to positively (1 Cor. 9:1-23).  We shall strive to find a delicate balance between nurturing our members, social action, and evangelism (1 Chr. 12:32a).
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