Recent Updates & Highlights

  • In Spring 2022, SBC began a partnership with Firm Foundations Youth Homes and committed to supporting their group home for girls, Gigi’s Cottage. Eight girls, ages 7-18, are currently being loved and mentored by trained staff and caregivers at this home. Your giving is covering staff support, repairs, and meeting other practical needs.
  • Nearly 700 people attended our “Finding Your Place in Foster Care and Adoption” events to discover how they might get involved, and volunteers are being mobilized.
  • For the Valley funds supported the summer Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for foster kids, and SBC took 76 kids and 91 volunteers to camp.
  • SBC also supported this summer’s Teen Reach Adventure Camp, and 60 foster teens were able to enjoy an amazing camp experience.
  • We launched a new Foster, Kinship and Adoption Ministry this fall to support SBC families who are caring for and bringing children into their homes.
  • This Christmas season, we are hosting events on each of our campuses for kids and families, especially children in foster care. They will be invited to a party at one of our campuses where they will enjoy a meal and receive gifts donated by our congregation.
  • The State of Arizona’s Dept. of Child Safety is working closely with SBC and other churches because we have gained their trust in the foster care arena.
  • Three skilled teams of staff and volunteers are engaging with the local church community to get to know leaders and determine how we can help meet needs for the churches who have reached out. We are evaluating the best ways to support and partner with these churches in a meaningful way.
  • We are laying the groundwork for our next campuses, clarifying organizational needs, and exploring communities where we might take our next steps.
  • Thank you for your continued partnership! So far, $15M has been given toward our For the Valley goal of $35M and $33.6M has been pledged. We are praising God for leading you and others to resource this faith-filled vision to care for people in our city and advance His Kingdom!

Getting Out There to serve the hurting, empower the Church, and reach the lost.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32

Sixty years ago, SBC was founded to reach our community with the transformative power of the gospel. Empowered by God’s Spirit, a small, committed group of families began to gather, worship, learn and pray. A mustard seed was planted firmly in the ground.

Today, this community of thousands of Christ-followers endeavors to be marked by unwavering faith and unconditional love as we reach out to impact the Phoenix Valley.

Many of you share a similar story. Perhaps through a sense of seeking something more, or the invitation of a friend, or even a moment of desperation, you landed on SBC’s doorstep, looking for hope, community, and purpose. Together, we want to expand the reach of that doorstep. Like the branches of a tree, we desire to reach wide with the love of Christ, bringing life to the world around us.

In this next season of ministry, SBC is seeking to partner with every person who calls SBC home to accomplish three things For the Valley:

  • To GO with our people and plant campuses in the communities where they live.
    • We want to send YOU into your neighborhood and to be there with you.
    • Each SBC campus offers a safe and welcoming place for your friends to encounter the gospel.
  • To PARTNER with local evangelical churches to support their ministry.
    • SBC is a “ten talent church” and we recognize that there are wonderful Bible-based churches who could desperately use the help we can offer.
    • We are humble enough to know that SBC isn’t the best church for everyone, and God is leading us to help other churches fulfill their mission in the communities they serve.
  • To CARE for children in our area who have been separated from their families and released to the care of the foster system.
    • We recognize the critical foster care needs facing our city.
    •  As God leads, we want to do our part to bring hope and resources to individuals facing these challenges.

For the Valley is an opportunity to make a transformational investment in the lives of people in our city. We invite you to ask God how He would have you participate in this vision through your prayers, involvement, time, talents, and treasure. Thank you for your part in helping the tree of SBC flourish and be a blessing to our city.