MAIN THING: Reach people and turn them into fully devoted followers of Christ. (Matt. 28:19-20)
As a local church, Sheffield Community Church (SCC) is purposefully heading into the future fully committed to reaching people with the Good News and turning them into fully devoted followers of Christ. We are completely committed to His mission.The church we envisage is exciting! We see a church with hundreds of adults and children from different ethnicities and different walks of life. The church is bursting with life with several mission initiatives focused on trasnforming lives, changing our community and extending the Kingdom of God.
The church we envisage has a strong sense of family. Everyone has value and everyone has a part to play in God's great story. Family life is outworked through a network of Misisonal Life Communities (MLC) spread out across the city. If you have not yet joined an MLC why not go visiting and find one where you can be blessed and can be a blessing. In Acts 2: 41-47 we see how the first church in history changed the world. Our desire is to also be a church that makes history and changes the world. Acts 2:41-47 gives us a summary of the launch of the original church; the very first church in history. It was the church God used to change the world.
The church we envisage is passionate. Celebrations are hallmarked with exuberant praise, intimate worship and inspiring preaching.
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Here are some essentials we hold dear in Sheffield Community Church:
GOSPEL - CENTRED
It all start with the Gospel - Jesus came to teach us, and show us, that there’s more to life—a life more fulfilling than any life apart from Him. This life is available right now, today, and He’s made a way for us to experience it. In SCC, everything we do starts with the good news of what Jesus has done for us and the truth that following Him changes us in a transformational way. John 10:10; 14:6; Colossians 2:6-7; 3:17-18.
We seek to strengthen the relationships within the body of Christ so that God’s people will love, support, and minister to each other. We desire to be a people who have entered into a place of authentic community, deep fellowship and caring relationships that promote strong marriages, healthy families, and deep friendships translating into a loving and compassionate ‘communitas’ of believers (Acts 2:44-47; 1Cor.12:12-27).
People matter to God and therefore they ought to matter to the church. We desire to be culturally relevant, engaging community and reaching the lost. We desire to be a church that has no “walls” separating people culturally, racially, economically, educationally or generationally believing that our expression of the Body of Christ on earth should reflect God’s heart for every nation, kindred, tribe and tongue (Rev. 5:9; 14:6; Acts 11:19-30). Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth--to every nation, tribe, language and people. Revelation 14:6.
The nature of biblical leadership is service. We believe in the value of servant leadership. True spiritual leaders never stop serving. They are careful not to take any glory toward themselves. They are sensitive to the needs of God’s people and are moved with their plight. We desire to reflect God’s nature to the world which includes the qualities of creativity, efficiency and excellence in every area of expression taking our responsibility seriously. We believe that excellence on our part echoes the excellence of God and honours Him. No task is below those that serve God. Mark 10:45; John 13. This also includes stewardship of spiritual gifts 1 Corinthians 12 & 14.
We believe that for us to fulfil the great commission by evangelism and discipling followers of Christ, we need to build a compelling relational environment through which men and women will have their lives transformed into Christlikeness. We are passionate about issues of integrity, accountability, faithfulness and fruitfulness in life and ministry as we walk in step with the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. 2Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28: 19; Philippians 2:20 -22.