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.
Long-Term vs. Short Term
We recognize that God usually uses short-term mission trips to cultivate a calling to the mission field; as a result, we will often give some financial support to these trips on a case-by-case basis. Nevertheless, in terms of percentages, the majority of our missions giving will be devoted to long-term missions work.
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.
Speaking Up for the Voiceless
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 Committee
Below you will find the names of those currently serving on the SBCC Missions Committee. Each of them serves as a “point person” for certain missionaries and/or agencies.
If you would like to be in touch with the Missions Committee, please email the missions team.