Adult Ministry Links
Life GroupsA Life Group is a small group of people who gather together frequently, usually in homes, for the purpose of building relationships and helping one another grow in their relationship with Christ. Ideally, our groups meet geographically, close to where the group members live, making it easy to get together for regular and spontaneous gatherings. Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a member of Sanibel Community Church to participate in a Life Group. We study during group time, as well as provide mentoring for new believers. If you are interested in additional information or joining a Life Group please call us at (239) 472-2684.
Faith MentorsAt Sanibel Community Church, when someone surrenders his or her life to Christ, we provide a Faith Mentor to assist that person in their first steps with Jesus. For six to eight sessions, the mentor will meet with the new believer and study foundational issues of the faith. We use a mentoring tool developed by Bill Bright, entitled, “Five Steps to Christian Growth.” Our desires is to be faithful to the call of Christ to make disciples. Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. we offer practical, Biblical studies for all ages.
Children’s Ministry Links
- 2017 VBS – Maker Fun Factory
- Camp Endunamao
- Children and Family life Ministry
- Leaders Children And Family Life Ministry
- Summit Christian Preschool
- Nursery And Childcare
- GenOn Ministries – Logos
- GenOn LOGOS 2015-2016 Pictures
- GenOn 2014-2015 Logos Pictures
- GenOn Logos Weekly Themes
- Mothers In Touch
- MOMS ConnectinG (MOPS)
Our VisionEvery child and family will become biblically mature disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our MissionTo be a Beacon for Christ, exalting His name, equipping children and families, expressing His Love. We believe that children are the church of today! Our joy and purpose is to come along side of our parents to train their children. We provide a loving and safe environment for your children. Our volunteers are carefully screened and background checks are completed. We believe that most people make a decision to accept Jesus before the age of 13 and that the spiritual base for most children is in place by the age of nine. This is what drives us to present Jesus to your children in such a way that they will want a relationship with Him. Our programs and classes have been described as “fun and loving”. Parents have thanked us for accepting, loving and encouraging their children just where they are. We want to walk along side you parents and help as “you train up your children in the way they should go”. God’s promise to us also is found in Proverbs 22:6. He promises that if we train them, “….when they are old they will not depart from it.”
MissionTo equip the men of Sanibel Community Church for Christ-like servant leadership in the home, the church, the workplace and the community.
VisionThe vision of SCC Men’s Ministry is: Every Man a Disciple of Jesus Christ. We are committed to equipping men to be spiritually fruitful and have the ability to lead others by combining study of Scripture with leadership skills.
- Absolute dependence on God
- Recognize Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of all life
- The Bible is God’s truth and authority for our lives
- Keep all ministry and small groups authentic, biblical, gracious and relevant
- Pursue vital relationships with other men
- Honor, follow and pray for Sanibel Community Church leadership
- Practice servant leadership in all aspects of life
- Weekly Bible Study and Accountability
- Monthly Men’s Intensive Discipleship
- Special Men’s Events
Missions Ministry Links
For you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. Therefore go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of age. ACTS 1:8 / Matthew 28:19-20Click Here To View Pastor Brad's SCC Mission Newsletter
Our visionThat every person would come into a life – transforming relationship with the person of Jesus.
Our MissionIt is our mission to be obedient to Jesus and his commands. We will send, go, equip, support and protect our brothers and sisters in Christ. We accomplish this great commission in reaching the lost by providing for the spiritual and physical needs of the least of these, the orphans and fatherless, the hungry, the extreme poor, and the oppressed.
SendWhat is a missionary? A person God has called to set aside personal ambitions in order to go and be a witness of the Gospel. Here I am, send me. Isaiah 6:8 Missionaries do more than evangelism; they make disciple makers of Christ. We support missionaries that are doing this all across the globe.
GoWe believe there is power given and heart transformations that occur from experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit while going on short term mission trips. We invite every member of the Body of Christ to go and see the power that happens in His midst.
EquipWe support our full time missionaries in the field, we get Bibles in the local language to the lost in their areas, we provide technology to equip digital bibles via cell phones where it is too dangerous to hand out Bibles, we have Bible translators helping get God’s Word to every language and people group.
Support and ProtectI tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40 Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless. Isaiah 1:17 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace well, keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:15-17 We strive to accomplish these commands by coming along our partners, financially, which have been doing this with at least 85% of their funds going to the need itself, to provide for both the physical and spiritual needs of the least of these locally and around the world.
Why missions?At the very core of the Christian faith is the reality of mission- the triune God is one of sending. God the Father sent the Son into the world to spread the Gospel message. The Son then sent the Spirit into the world to empower all believers to carry out His ministry. Today the Church, the people of God, is to continue in spreading the message of the Gospel throughout the world. Sanibel Community Church’s Missions Ministry’s highest motivation and all-encompassing purpose is to glorify God through partnering with already established ministries both locally and globally for the spreading of the Gospel. Our emphasis is both to evangelize the lost and to help empower the local or indigenous church for ministry. SCC Missions strives to increase the congregation’s knowledge and passion for both local and global missions through sharing testimonies and information about our already existing ministries and mission partners and recruiting congregants to the local mission field and short-term cross-cultural mission trips. We are continually trying to increase the number of SCC members participating in the mission teams as well as the effectiveness of the already established ministry.
Structure of the MinistrySanibel Community Church is committed to both local and world-wide missions including supporting benevolence ministries, partnering with ministries in cross-cultural settings, supporting missionaries in the field, and sending short-term missionaries from the local body. While the ministry is made up of local and world- we see ourselves as one ministry under the leadership of Sanibel Community Church and ultimately Jesus Christ. Mission Pastor. Our team meets once a month to discuss finances, events, and other arising needs.
SCC Local MissionsOur Local Missions is primarily focused on being the hands and feet of Jesus by caring for specific needs in Lee County. We are in close relationship with many local ministries through financial and volunteer support. Although there are unending possibilities of need, we choose to emphasize ministries focused on the idea of a hand up, not a hand out – specifically on: alleviating hunger, assisting women and children, orphans, the fatherless and widows, tending to the homeless, breaking substance dependence, and general benevolence. Since we by necessity can only focus on but a few worthy organizations, we also undertake to inform and educate our congregation and community and encourage their individual contribution of time and resources not only to those agencies SCC supports, but also to others that God brings to their attention. Each supported organization should respect Sanibel Community Church’s Visions Statement and Distinctives. For a complete list and description of these organizations please contact the Missions Pastor.
SCC World MissionsOur World Missions has a passion for seeing the spread of the Gospel all over the globe. By partnering with existing ministries, supporting SCC member missionaries, and sending congregants on short-term trips, we support global ministries with a strong emphasis on evangelism to the lost, making disciples, and raising the next generation. Our relationships are strongest with cross-cultural organizations that emphasize training the nationals to carry out this emphasis in their target culture. Each supported ministry or missionary should agree with Sanibel Community Church’s Vision Statement and Distinctives. For a complete list and description of these organizations, individuals, and opportunities please contact the Missions Pastor.
Sanibel Community Church Traditional Music Ministry
The traditional music ministry of SCC is truly a “family” within the “big family”. We sing, ring handbells, play instruments (piano, organ, etc.), musically praising and honoring our Lord.
The Sanctuary Choir is made up of women, men, and young people who love to sing. Although helpful, a singer does not have to know how to read music. There are no auditions. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. The Sanctuary Choir sings at the 11:00 A.M. Sunday service. There are opportunities to sing solos and to be in ensembles; these singers sing in the early traditional service at 8:00 A.M.
The SaniBells, the handbell ringers of SCC meet on Tuesdays from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Our handbell ringers usually ring about once a month at the 11:00 A.M. service. A basic knowledge of music theory is very helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
During the summer months soloists and ensembles sing for the traditional services, as well as instrumental musical offerings from local musicians. The choir takes a hiatus during the summer, as many of our members are gone during this time.
There IS a place for you in our traditional music ministry; there are two requirements: 1.) Love to sing, and 2.) love the Lord. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry call Lee DePuy at 472-2684, ext. 110. We would love to have YOU participate!
It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For You make me glad by Your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
Worship & Art Ministry
Worship & Art Ministry Links
“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs." Psalms 102:2Music, drama, prayer and visual arts provide a worship environment that helps prepare people to hear God’s word and humbly seek his will for their lives. The 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services provide a more liturgical experience for those who are impacted by classic choral music, liturgy and hymns accompanied by the organ. The 9:00 a.m. service is our Contemporary worship experience for those who are moved by contemporary music, video and drama. All three services are centered in God’s Word and teach the Word through practical everyday application. Members of the worship and arts ministry teams use the gifts God has blessed them with to point to the glory of God, help the congregation experience God and talk to the Lord with words of praise and thanksgiving. Participation on the worship and arts team will provide a means of expressing your love of Christ and encouraging one another in our faith. There are opportunities for all ages and experience levels, all instruments, voices and technical abilities.
Team MembersPastor Russ Rainey, Sanibel Community Church Pastor of Caring Ministries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rainey is a Professional Counselor and Professional Christian Life Coach who has over thirty years of experience practicing and overseeing counseling, coaching, and recovery group ministries in the local church. Russ graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taught as an adjunct professor there. He has also taught at Wayland Baptist University and at Dallas Baptist University. His current focus is on equipping the saints for ministry through the use of coaching methodology.
Russ is married to his college sweetheart, Janet, and they have two married sons living in the northeast. The Rainey’s currently live in Fort Myers and enjoy the great outdoors and the hospitable weather here in Florida. His position at SCC includes the Prayer Ministry, The Care & Visitation Ministry, the Counseling Ministry, and the Christian Life Coaching Ministry.Deb Stephens, Faith Community Nurse - Deborah@sanibelchurch.com
Faith Community Nurse“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10)
Christian Life Coaching“A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of understanding draws it out.” (Proverbs 20:5) “Christians often receive great teaching and sermon content at church about caring for others, leading others to Christ, and having a one-on-one discipleship relationship with others. But, when asked why they are not engaging in these kinds of relationships on a regular basis, believers often remark, “I wouldn’t know what to say.” At SCC, we want to equip every believer to have transformational conversations with those in their circle of influence. We do that by offering a course called Transformational Conversations at least twice a year. The training is about drawing out of others what God has put in them instead of trying to fix and rescue them. We want to empower all SCC attenders to develop skills in listening, asking great questions, and providing support and accountability for those who are willing to grow. Check your bulletin and the SCC Connect for start dates and times or email Pastor Russ at email@example.com. We also have professionally-trained Christian Life Coaches available to partner with anyone who wants to overcome difficult life issues or lead a more fulfilling and God-directed life.”
Prayer Ministry“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18) Sanibel Community Church desires to become a “praying church”, and toward that end, we are developing a comprehensive focus on prayer, which includes:
- Training, Continuing Ed, and Prayer Team meetings monthly
- Multiple opportunities to pray with and for others, including:
- Prayer with individuals after worship services
- Prayer over the prayer cards that are submitted in worship services
- Intensive Prayer sessions for individuals
- Prayer Chain requests