We take Matthew 28:18-20 very serious and are working to fulfill our part of that scripture. Also Acts 1:8 gives us specific direction on how this global discipleship is going to take place. We as a congregation tithe the finances that are given in the church. This money is invested in local ministries and most goes to foreign ministries.
We believe that reaching out to our local community is the first step in SCF's Missions outreach theme of the church. SCF is very mission minded and invests money in people and organizations that are ministering in Ventura county. Outreaches like CityKidz, Neighborhood Action, Food Pantry and the Park Feeding are local areas of evangelizing.
SCF supports foreign missionaries financially through special offerings and about 10% of what we collect in tithes goes to missions as well.
People like Simon Chavez (Spain), Cristina Mellin (Brazil) Shelia Kujumba (Uganda) and David and Lydia Martinez (Orphanage Emmanuel) left the U.S. to serve on foreign soil for the Lord.
Ministries that are in countries that the Lord has led SCF to support include China, India, Jordan and planting churches through the Surge Project.
So that the people of South Coast can experience the cross-cultural experience that serving on foreign soil allows and experiencing how the Lord will ignite their hearts for the nations we send short-term mission teams to several different countries throughout the year. Maybe the Lord is tugging at your heart right now to serve. Check out the trips for the upcoming year.
SCF and it's leaders are confident that ministering locally and in foreign countries, will make a difference. God wants everyone to know Him but how can all people know Him without people like you reaching out. Join a Short-term mission trip, give financially or just pray. Whatever you choose to do will help all know Christ.