Mission Statement (2 Corinthians 5:17):
Our mission is to become the voice and the hands that encourages people to change their lives through the love, the hope, and the grace of God.
Vision Statement (Matt 5:7-9):
SGCC exists to serve God and man in the spirit of excellence and integrity while remaining grounded on biblical principles in our efforts to minister to the lost, the broken, and the hurting people within our community, nation, and the world.
The Bible, the Scriptures (Old and New Testaments), are the Inspired Word of God without error in the original writings; and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian Faith and Life. (2 Timothy 3: 15-17)
There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations: Father in Creation, Son in Redemption and Holy Spirit in Sanctification and these three are one. (St. John 1:1; Colossians 1: 15-19; 1 John 5:7) Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1: 21,23; Hebrews 9: 11-24; 1 John 2: 1)
The Holy Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. (St. John 14: 17,26; Acts 1: 8)
Man was created in the image of God and fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Genesis 1: 26-27; Romans 5: 12) Salvation- The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive the finished work of Jesus Christ by faith can be saved. Faith without works is dead. As a result of receiving the Gospel truth “by faith”, an individual’s faith should be evidenced by “complete obedience” to the Gospel’s plan of salvation. (Mark 16: 15-16; St. John 3: 5; Acts 2: 38)
Return of Jesus Christ
The personal premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18; 1 John 3: 2-3)
There will be a bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to Everlasting Blessedness and Joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment. (St. John 5: 28-29)