This past Sunday, I found myself in a unique situation. Pastor Shane was slated to preach, a group of other folks from the church were leading the music, and my only in-service responsibility was to do the welcome prior to the sermon. I’m not entirely sure where the idea came from—maybe it was the Father’s Day mojo?—but I decided to volunteer in our children’s ministry for both services.
Last Summer, we set up a handful of events designed to give us all a chance as a church family to build new friendships, to deepen existing relationships with God and one another, and to just enjoy some extended times of fellowship together. This Summer we’re excited to do the same thing! From hikes, to a Mariners game, to Fourth of July events, and everywhere in-between, you can see everything we have planned this Summer below!
Even before Sound City Bible Church was launched, God gave us a passion to intentionally pursue being a healthy local church. Out of this passion, the Church Health Team was born, and this—our first annual Church Health Survey—is among the first fruits of this team.If you call Sound City Bible Church home, then we’re inviting you to take the survey and give voice to your experience of your church.
On Sunday, February 5, in our morning services, we had the chance to hear from members of the mission team who recently returned from Foundation for His Ministry in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. Foundation for His Ministry is a multi-faceted outreach ministry in the Baja peninsula that hosts a medical clinic, an orphanage, a school, a food distribution center, and many other invaluable resources for the community.
Judges is an honest book, dealing frankly with the sin of the people of Israel and the consequences that flow from such sin. And because Judges is an honest book, Judges is a scandalous book, full of enough sex and violence to make the writers of Game of Thrones blush. But despite its somber outlook, the book of Judges is a book of hope because it constantly points the readers to look for a better judge, a better, leader, a better king.