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SBC's Vision

SBC has been serving the community in Sabden for over 200 years, striving to be part of the living, evangelical ‘body of Christ’ in our village.  The vision of SBC is focused on the fresh opportunities which church growth and extended facilities will provide to reach out to the wider community of Sabden with the compassion and message of Christ. 

Our vision is to be a Bible based, family friendly, community focused church with lively worship.  As a church we are called to bear witness to the Lord Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. As we seek to “grow disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ" we will achieve this by being:

A missionary community:  

We are called to be a missionary church.  The church in its very DNA should be missionary.  We are not a church who has a missions team, we are a missionary church;  intentional, intrinsic and holistic.

A loving community: 

The New Testament emphasises the importance of committed relationships.  We are saved as individuals but we are called to express and grow in our faith in a community of love. (ie. The local church).  We make a commitment to love, we follow the commandment to love; it is our motivation.  The consequence of that love is that others look on and see the love of God in the way we treat one another.  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34) 

A Discipling Community: 

Jesus said: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Mt. 28  We are called to be a discipling community.  

 

A Worshipping Community:

As a worshipping community we want our worship services to be according to the Scriptures, but also culturally relevant.  Worship involves submission to God, Service for God and Celebration of God.  The Bible speaks often of worshipping God,  and perhaps we have assumed we know what is meant by the word.  However, it may be worth a second look.  Most often we think of worship as something we do in church, by our praying,  hymn-singing and meeting around the Lord’s table.  That indeed may be worship;  something we hold  of importance in our life together. There is more…  The Bible says in Hebrews 10 v.25: “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing but let us encourage one another.”

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