The purpose of Scarborough Baptist Church as a multi-cultural and intergenerational community united under Jesus Christ is to intentionally engage and impact our world for God as we serve the Scarborough Southwest neighbourhood.
Adoration of God – In the knowledge that God is Creator, Saviour and master of all things, we will corporately and individually take every opportunity to celebrate God and lift Him up in praise.
Colossians 3:17         Psalm 35:18          Luke 4:8 Psalm 34:1
Striving for Excellence – We believe that excellence honours God and inspires people. Therefore, we
relentlessly pursue excellence in all we do. We use evaluations, feedback, education, practice, creativity and hard work so that God will have our best.
Colossians 3:23, 24         Daniel 6:4-5
Caring for People – We believe in the inherent value of all people as God has created them, in all their
diversity. We will meet people wherever they are in life and be willing to care for them in realistic, relevant
and practical ways.
Ephesians 4:31-32         Colossians 3:11-13          Acts 6:1-7
Evangelism – Caring for the state of the world, recognizing that a relationship with God through Christ is vital and knowing that Jesus is coming soon makes it a priority for our church to seek out and engage people and present to them the gospel in a relevant and clear manner.
Matthew 18:14        Luke 5:30-32        Matthew 28:18-20        Matthew 5:13-16        2 Peter 2:3-9
Prayer – We do all things prayerfully both as individual believers and as a body of believers. All things we do in the church will incorporate prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18        Philippians 4:4-7         Colossians 4:2         Acts 2:42        Proverbs 16:3
Celebrating Creativity & Encouraging Adaptability – We must remain flexible in order to reach our ever
changing society. We will encourage fresh, inspired and dynamic approaches to effectively express our faith.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23         Acts 6:1-6
Biblically Based Teaching – We will teach the Bible text so that it will be understood, remembered, and
1 Corinthians 2: 4, 5, 13         2 Timothy 3:16-17         Acts 17:11        1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Authenticity – We believe that an authentic life is characterized by a Christ-like servant’s heart that builds relationships that are marked by personal integrity, purity of intent, honesty, and a genuine faith.
1 Timothy 1:5        James 1:27         Matthew 5:37         James 3:9-12
Generously Managing Gods Resources – Recognizing that all we possess comes from God, whether it be the environment, finances, gifting, talents, or time, we are committed to using these resources for God’s purposes, managing them with thoughtfulness and diligence and being readily prepared to enlist them in ministry as the Lord provides opportunity.
Acts 20:35       2 Corinthians 9:6-7         Genesis 1:26         Psalms 115:16