SBCC'S Missions Thrust
To support ministries that promote a local church emphasis, to grow missionaries out of our own local body, and to make our Christian witness overt.
Our hope is that we will have a reciprocal relationship with each missionary. We want missionaries sent out from SBCC to return to the church to teach, encourage, inform, and stimulate our church body.
SBCC desires to be a sending church. We are seeking to develop and send members of our body to the mission field. We affirm the need for missions agencies to assist the church in their sending efforts. The church and the mission agency become partners in training, sending, and sustaining the missionary.
We seek to be balanced in our missionary endeavors between foreign, local, and social justice concerns.
We will give priority to places and people who lack a voice, whether through lack of fiscal & social resources (as in a Third World country), or through lack of vital church presence (e.g., in most of Western Europe).
We will pray as a church regularly for missions and missionaries, and encourage the body to grow in missions-mindedness. At one level, every member of the body will be involved in missions.
Our desire in all of our efforts is to exalt God and lift up his name, not the names of any particular individuals or organizations.
The Missions Group
If you are interested in finding out more about missions at SBCC, you may contact one of the members of the Missions Group, who oversee our missions ministry:
Mandy Abbas: Ministry to Internationals & the Middle East
Reed Jolley: Campus and Youth Ministries, Papua New Guinea
Ione Larinan: Tiajuana, global, stateside assigned missionaries, & Philippines
Dan Michealsen: Local ministries
Della Peterson: Europe
Kathy Roberts: Administrative
Krista Frohling: Local & Latin America
Dan Walker: Africa and Chair of the Missions Group
Heather Crawshaw: Latin America & Local ministries
John Robertson: Asia & Papua New Guinea