Articles in Category: SBC Blog

Transformational Leadership in a Consumer Age

  • By Pastor Jack Borchert
Thursday, 28 February 2019

The dream of a comfortable, well-furnished home, recent model cars, offshore vacations; these were all within sight following Robert and Valerie’s graduation. They entered the workforce and their jobs provided them with the kind of income they needed to live very comfortably. This bright dream started to become their cloudy nightmare when Valerie’s job was “rationalized”. Gone were the two incomes, gone were the plans for vacations, further home furnishings, one of the cars. In fact, the dark and gloomy nightmare became a reality when Robert and Valerie were forced into personal bankruptcy...

Shine - Club Special

  • By Carolyn Wiebe
Monday, 11 February 2019

At Shine this year our theme is Treasures and we’ve had so much fun exploring a variety of treasures throughout the year. We started it off with having a rockhounding group come from Kelowna to do a presentation and show us their phenomenal collection. They brought out 15 boxes of amazing rocks they’ve found over the years...

Whatever You Do

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Monday, 04 February 2019

Did you know that every Tuesday afternoon, 4 - 8 ladies converge on the SBC Fireside Room and set up tables, bandage rollers, ironing boards and knitting stations to produce a vast variety of items for use in third world countries? This ministry is called ‘Ministry Crafts’ and it has been functioning here at SBC for over 20 years...

Jingle Jam Flashback

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

The holiday's are officially over and since January can sometimes feel a little dreary, we've compiled some Jingle Jam photos and highlights to cheer you up and warm your heart!

Angel Breakfast 2018

  • By Wendy Nixon
Monday, 17 December 2018

Twas the 8th of December and all thru the church,
Every child had a smile, every angel a perch.
Pictures were taken with angel so bright
It reminded us of a star that first Christmas night.

It's Just a Phase, So Don't Miss It

  • Pastor Lee Young
Friday, 23 November 2018

A phase is a time frame in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence a kid’s future.

Every one of us can point to somebody who showed up to make a difference in the different phases of our life. And because someone showed up for us, we can show up for somebody who needs us now in whatever phase they’re in. One of the best ways to show up is to understand the six things every kid and teenager needs.

Mercy Tech Update - Spreading Hope

  • By Rick Cogbill
Thursday, 08 November 2018

I was reminded recently that there hasn’t been an update from Mercy Tech Mission for a while – since last June, to be exact – and I can only hide behind the excuse that it’s been an extremely busy summer for me since returning home from Africa. As some of you may know, when I’m not travelling with Mercy Tech Mission, I am busy running a small renovation business here in the Okanagan Valley, and this year has been busier than most. But the fall season is well upon us and there are a number of upcoming trips that I need to tell you about...

Valentine Date Night in a Box

Thursday, 21 February 2019

We had 18 couples sign up for Valentine’s Date Night in a Box. Each couple received a box that contained goodies such as Valentines Day cards, chocolates, conversation questions, tattoos and more. Below are the instructions each couple received and some pictures for you to enjoy...

Living Supernaturally - Empathy

  • By Pastor Jason Johnson
Thursday, 07 February 2019

As we walk through our series on the book of Colossians, we come to where Paul writes about personal feelings for all the believers in Colossae. He starts out in verse 1:24 by saying something completely crazy: “I am glad when I suffer for you". Yes, you read that right… glad. Now how on earth is that possible for someone to be glad for suffering?? Well, this is one of the things that makes the Christian life supernatural...

Living Supernaturally

  • By Pastor Jason Johnson
Thursday, 31 January 2019

One most common obsession in entertainment today is in the supernatural. Have you noticed how many movies and shows center around some hero or villain with super-human powers or some phenomena of the spirit-world? Supernatural is a word we use to describe anything that defies reason and we say, “how can that possibly be!?”

Practical Skills Workshops - Fall 2018

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Tuesday, 15 January 2019

During the Fall of 2018, Summerland Baptist Church once again mailed out 3800 Practical Skills catalogues to every home in our community, highlighting 11 workshops designed to engage all ages. Each workshop was instructed by one of our SBC folks who has both passion and expertise to guide interested individuals to experience and enjoy a new hobby, skill or a better understanding of a pertinent issue.

2019 Family Plan

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR. Yeah, we’re thinking the same thing—didn’t we just do this? 2019 is going to happen, whether you plan for it or not. But what if this next year didn’t just happen? What if you had a plan, some intentionality driving your times together? This activity is designed to help you do that. We want you to come up with a plan for your family, not ours, not someone else’s. But a plan that fits who your family is — what you like to do, who you want to be...

Courageous Grandparenting

Friday, 07 December 2018

This past October, 152 grandparents registered and attended the first conference of its’ kind in BC (to my knowledge). This event was designed to assist grandparents (and adults who are connected or caring for young people) in investing a godly legacy in the next generation. A team of 10 passionate grandparents from 5 South Okanagan communities met, planned and prepared for 10 months to hold this conference at SBC. Participants came from 24 different churches, over several denominations, and some even came from Alberta, the Lower Mainland, and other parts of BC...

Dress Up Fun!

  • By Wendy Nixon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Well our first month of Playschool has flown by. We are having fun learning together and getting to know each other.

October 31 (Halloween) was dress up day at Playschool. Who doesn’t love to dress up as a beautiful princess, rainbow dash pony or a fierce alligator or transformer for a day. What fun to make believe you have super powers or are the belle of a ball and twirl in a gown.

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