We are Sooke Baptist
A CHURCH WHO LOVES AND FOLLOWS
We exist to be God’s agents of a spiritual awakening in Sooke.
We will be a church who prays, motivated by the realities of this broken world and the unseen realities of heaven and hell. We will be well-equipped and grounded, in the truth of Scripture; and in the reality and ways of God’s Spirit. We will be a center of radical compassion and proclamation focused on meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people.
We believe the lives of people, families, and our community will be transformed as they meet, trust in and become passionate followers of Jesus
Our Guiding Principles (Values):
Because we are a community of servant leaders through whom God is changing the world, we will:
(a) step into opportunities Jesus places before us, no matter how big. We are confident that God still delights to do the impossible through unlikely means and people.
(b) be generous, because we are conduits through whom Jesus extends his grace. We believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.
(c) be a relationally sticky church.
(d) give opportunity for people to serve. We will also provide them with the help and encouragement they need in order to serve well.
(f) be a teachable people, eager to learn.
(g) be a humble people, full of God and not ourselves.
(h) be flexible and adaptable.
(i) be a joyful people.
Our Core Encompassing Activities are:
* worship – that is whole-hearted and God focused
* preaching and teaching – that is Bible-centered and enthusiastic
* prayer – that is persistent and faith filled
* small groups – that are highly relational and character building
* service and witness – that is engaging and grace-saturated