Our vision statement is “An extended family, growing and being transformed in Jesus Christ and sharing the good news wherever we go.”

This vision is being worked out in many different ways across the life of our church. One of the things we value the most is building relationship and so we are seeking to grow a network of missional communities called Beacons, where people can find a place to belong, be discipled and be challenged towards sharing faith.

Watch our 'Visions & Values' video to find out how we 'Live Light'

OUR VALUES

The following four values that underpin our life at SBC are drawn from a reflection on the God we worship.  Put together the essence of the gospel is expressed through them. 

We value:

Relationship

…based on our understanding of God as Trinity, God in community

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love... This is my command: love each other.’

– John 15.9,17

 

We value:

Mission

…based on our understanding of the Incarnation, of God who sends his Son in the flesh into the world

‘The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.’

– John 1.14

 

We value:

Holiness

…based on the cross, recognising our salvation, our identity in Christ as a ‘holy people’ and the reality of suffering

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

– 1 Peter 2.9

 

We value:

Transformation

…based on the resurrection, calling us to be a people offering hope and life in new creation

‘He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’

 – Revelation 21.6