Who are we?
in a nutshell...
Located in University Place, WA, we are a blend of new and experienced followers of Jesus. Some of us are mature in our faith, others of us are still trying to figure things out. Some of us are older, others are younger. Some of us were born in other countries and others were born right here. Some of us love loud music, others prefer quieter moments. Some of us are welcoming new babies, others have suffered recent losses. With all of our differences, we are still one family in Christ and our differences help us grow!.
As a church we reside within the stream of historic orthodoxy and specifically embrace the doctrinal statement of our larger fellowship, IFCA International.
Saying “AND” strongly flavors life at Sunset Bible Church. Every local church is uniquely equipped by God and faces decisions about how to use their gifts. This typically involves saying yes OR no, going here OR there, starting this OR that ministry. Such “OR” decisions are necessary. However, we believe there are some broad, categorical areas where Jesus doesn’t give us the option to say “this OR that,” but calls us to say “this AND that.”
The following are some of the specific areas to which we say “AND.”
Grace AND Truth
Seeking AND Teaching
Local AND Global
Jesus is doing incredible things around the world. Believing we are called to be a part of this global work, we have partnerships with several outstanding ministries around the world. At the same time, everything we expect of our global partners we hold ourselves to locally. Local outreach is a strong thread that runs through all of our ministries. We want to be a part of what God is doing around the world AND we want to be Jesus’ presence in our community!