Easter is a pivotal event for followers of Jesus, but have you ever felt like you’re not ready or caught off guard by it? In this blog, Pastor Neil Montgomery talks about his experience with being surprised by Easter.
It’s easier to skip church these days with all the great teaching available online, but are we missing out on something special when we stay home? Scott Anderson, our Executive Pastor, addresses that question in our latest blog.
Tim achieved corporate success, but felt empty. As he began following Jesus’ words and serving other men, he experienced a heart change and a calling that brought him new purpose and joy.
Although our lives can seem picture perfect, we all deal with things under the surface. Callie found hope and peace through her community and Jesus.
Bill was enjoying a successful career until he hit a time of failure and uncertainty that led him down a hopeless path. Through a co-worker's simple invitation, he was introduced to a new kind of hope that would change him forever.
Can being an amazing parent ever interfere with having a great marriage? In this article, SBC’s Marriage Pastor looks at how important it is to nurture our marriages through all the stages of life and not let them become a casualty of the busyness of parenting.
Chris' beliefs were based in science, so he didn't think he needed God. But seeing a change in his wife made him reconsider his views and begin seeking answers on his own.
Although Dan grew up knowing about God, influences during his college years caused him to find his identity and values in the pursuit of happiness. His choices led him down a dark path that eventually brought him to a turning point.
Aaron and Lauren had a young family and a successful career in Orange County, but began to feel the anxiety and pressure of the fast-paced life-style. Eventually they came to a crossroads, and through a move to Scottsdale, God led them to redefine of values.
This short video captures some highlights of 2018 and the incredible people who are part of the SBC family. We’re so grateful to God for using this church to change lives around the world!
On Global Summit weekend, we shared the story of Martin and Susie Gonzales, SBC missionaries to La Paz, Mexico. For 27 years, they have been planting churches and equipping Latinos to share the gospel in their country and around the world.
After struggling in their marriage, Maurice and Katie eventually divorced. Devastated, Maurice began working on becoming the man God wanted him to be, and the results were life-changing.
Alicia grew up feeling like God wouldn’t accept her, so she began filling the emptiness in her life with alcohol. It became her best friend, but also her captor, until her eyes were opened to the message that God wanted a personal relationship with her.
Are you and your spouse as close and you’d like to be? In this blog, Pastor Kory Schuknecht explores the three things that need to be in balance for couples to have true intimacy in their marriage relationship.
What an amazing teacher celebration weekend we had! In our services, we shared this story about one of our local teachers. Thank you, teachers, for all you do to make a difference!
Our pastor’s new book was released on July 31! Pick up a copy in SBC’s Café bookstore for $10 and discover the secrets to a more joy-filled life.
Families face the endless pull of media entertainment, and it’s difficult to set aside time for more meaningful pursuits. In this blog, our Children’s Pastor gives parents some helpful tips.
After moving from the Philippines, Alicia’s world was turned upside down by unexpected loss. As a young mom of three, she had nowhere to turn, but God used a caring friend to introduce her to the hope and joy she needed.
Sometimes we just need to take a break! In this blog, Neil Montgomery shares how important it is to stop, rest and recharge our souls during the dawg days of summer.
What’s the secret to a better marriage? In this blog, our Marriage Pastor proposes that one of the most important keys is listening to the right voice.
Moved by events in the news and the experiences of his own family related to race, Sam felt called to make a difference. God led him and his family to SBC, where they are now leading conversations about racial unity in the church.
Misty endured a troubled childhood and then went down a road that nearly destroyed her. But through becoming a mother to her son and discovering Christ’s unconditional love, she’s seen God rescue and redeem her life.
We’ve all heard the story of Jonah and the big fish, but is there a message in it for our 21st century lives? In this blog post, Pastor Rustin Rossello explores how we can be like Jonah in our sometimes hopeless view of the people around us.
At our schools in Tanzania, many of the girls face significant dangers and challenges due to local cultural traditions. To help protect them and encourage their schooling, we’re planning to build a dormitory. This video shares the need and their story.
Fifty years after his tragic death, we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This blog post explores how we can advance his dream of equality, justice and racial reconciliation as we live out the Gospel in our actions and words.
As a high school basketball star, Ann experienced pressure that led to anxiety and panic attacks. An encounter with God and an experience of His faithfulness through a life-threatening accident gave her healing, joy and a new perspective on life.
After a difficult youth, Will surrendered his life to Christ and became inspired to serve and help others. Through using his talents, he’s come to know God in a deeper way and seen his life change.
God is writing life-changing stories in Tanzania. In this blog, our Outreach Pastor shares a glimpse of the hope and new life he witnessed on a recent visit to our two schools there.
After escaping Iran as a child, Farah struggled to find a religion that made sense to her. Eventually, God brought a friend into her life who showed her Jesus, and her life hasn’t been the same since.
When we suffer, our immediate response is to beg God to get us out of the situation. But what if He has a greater purpose? In our latest blog, Campus Pastor Rustin Rossello explores this topic and helps us look at our struggles from God’s perspective.