Our Mission & Vision

Sumner Christian Fellowship is a loving, supportive and nurturing church, guided by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God (The Bible). Grounded in biblical truths, transforming our lives- individually, systemically and globally to the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. We recognize the universal Body of Christ and encourage believers to be life-long learners as we share God’s Word with the community.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

Our Values

It is our desire to honor God through our lives on His behalf. To that end, we will do His work with the qualities He most values: Love, Joy, Integrity, Grace, Excellence, Relevance, Authenticity, Passion, Humility, Faith, and Commitment.

We build upon our mission with six values:

1. Commitment to Scripture

We place our values and beliefs on the Word of God (the Bible). As it is written in 2 Peter 1:20-21 “20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”. We committee ourselves to the Bible as the Holy Spirit transforms us to the likeness of Jesus to the glory of God the Father.

2. Culture of Prayer

Our church is committed to integrating prayer into every aspect of God’s ministry. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” We humbly realize our dependence upon the Lord as Jesus’s dependence on the Father. Paul encourages us to pray without ceasing giving thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:16-18).

3. Lifestyle of Worship

The very act of worship is not to be limited to a song on Sunday morning. True worship of God is to be reflected in our lifestyle in every moment… in every decision…in every relationship, as we worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

Matthew 22:37 says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Every moment we are given and in every situation that God brings into our path. What a responsibility! At Sumner Christian Fellowship, we are asking God to create a desire within all of us to honor, glorify and praise God through our lives.

4. Connection to community

We were never supposed to live the Christian life alone. We are to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) At Sumner Christian Fellowship, we value each member’s commitment to loving and serving each other. Yes, we do this on Sunday morning, but we also strive to support each other during the week.

We are committed to share the Love of God through the power of his Holy Spirit in our daily lives. By developing an authentic, deep relationships

5. Heart for serving

According to the principles in John 13, Acts 2 and Ephesians 2 & 4 we are to serve one another in the body of Christ. Jesus commanded us to love one another as He has loved us. Our love must be practical in serving one another using the spiritual gifts that the Lord has distributed to us.

6. Passion for Sharing

Passion for Sharing takes us outside the walls of our church and our confront zone. Sumner Christian Fellowship wants to compassionately serve our local community. Jesus was moved with compassion as He ministered to the multitudes