For the preaching
of the cross
is to them that perish
but unto us
which are saved
it is the
power of God.
I Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)
Our Vision Statement
San Antonio Community Church is committed to becoming the church that God will make us. We do not know exactly what the future holds but this we do know:
We are the called out ones. People who, by God’s grace and mercy, have come into the glorious light of His presence. We long to worship Him in spirit and in truth without divisions and factions, but in unity that grows out of mutual dependence on the sufficiency of God’s grace alone, knowing that our own strength can do nothing, but His strength is perfect. We believe that every generation has great value and that regular interaction across the lines that divide us is essential to being the church that God has called us out to be. We commit to stay focused on the Father whom we have in common rather than the circumstances that may divide us, blending our lives, our interests, our talents and our finances for the edification of the church and the glorification of God.
We know that we are here for a purpose and that purpose is to live out God’s calling in our individual and corporate lives. We believe that we are ultimately here to minister and not to be “ministered to.”
San Antonio is a diverse community, and we choose to not choose the people to whom we minister, but to allow God in His wisdom and power to open the doors to all people’s hearts as we stand ready to give account of what He has done in our lives. We choose no demographic. We have no target group but the unsaved and the unchurched.
We believe that we are here to make a difference in the life of the community and in the lives of individuals. We purpose to minister to whoever needs us and to respond as we are called. Above all, we desire to serve the one Who gave His life for our salvation.
We are committed to the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth and will be a cooperative member of the cooperative body of believers in our giving and support of the Southern Baptist Convention and its agencies, the Florida Baptist Convention and its agencies and the Pasco Baptist Association.
We further believe that it is not the wisdom of God to hoard our resources, but that it is the biblical model and mandate that we be a church giving birth to churches in a natural progress of growth, and purpose that we will seek God’s will for the planting of other churches in Pasco and the surrounding areas. We long for the day when it will no longer be said that Pasco County is the most unchurched county east of the Mississippi, but will be echoed in wonder, “Can you believe that Pasco County used to be the most unchurched county east of the Mississippi?”
The song says, “Little is much when God is in it.” So we give God our little lives and our humble wills and by His power and our submission move forward into His heart and His vision in confidence. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” (II Corinthians 10:4)