Who We Are
When it comes to mission, Saco Bay Community Church cares about one thing more than anything else:
We desire to help people come to a relationship with God and make them devoted followers of Jesus Christ…by proclaiming THE GOSPEL, being transformed by THE GOSPEL, and bringing THE GOSPEL into our encounters with others every day. We want people to know the transforming power and presence of God’s love and grace and the hope and freedom found only in Jesus Christ!
This is our mission today and this is what it has been since our inception in 1961.
SBCC is on mission to see the cities of Saco, Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach transformed by THE GOSPEL.
We want you to know that no matter what your church experience has been (or not been) or wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here.
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
The word “Gospel” means “Good News.” It is an announcement about what God has done in His Son Jesus Christ to reconcile us to Himself. Here is an easy way to think about the Gospel message:
GOD – God exists and is the Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1). He is holy, worthy of worship, and He does not overlook, ignore, or tolerate sin (1 John 1:5; Revelation 4:11; Romans 2:5-8; Habakkuk 1:13)
MAN – Though created by God good, all human beings are sinners by nature (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23). From birth, every human being is separated from God, hostile to God, and under the wrath of God (Ephesians 2:1-3). This is bad news.
CHRIST – Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully human, lived a sinless life, died on the cross in the place of all who believe in Him, and is risen from the grave in order to give His people eternal life (John 1:1; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Romans 3:21-16; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Timothy 2:5).
RESPONSE – The call to every person is to repent of their sin and believe in Christ. Repent simply means to turn from sin. A person must turn and place their faith in Jesus, trusting in His work on the cross for their salvation (Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9-10).