What is SBCGC.net?
SBCGC.net, Southern Baptist Churches Global Collaboration Network, is a social media platform specifically for Southern Baptist churches. At the heart of the SBC is the belief that churches can accomplish more by working together than all our cumulative efforts working alone. The Baptist Faith and Message states: Members of New Testament churches should cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom.
In the spirit of this belief, SBC churches voluntarily give to the Cooperative Program with the hope that together we will be faithful to our Jesus-given calling to go, make disciples, baptize, and teach His message. These contributions to the Cooperative Program fund five ministry initiatives—overseas missions, North American evangelism and church planting, ministerial education and training, moral advocacy, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Convention. History has proven that the Cooperative Program is effective and necessary, but should we limit ourselves to this level of “cooperation?” How could we increase our cooperation in a way that would better utilize our resources, increase our collaboration, and reach more people with the gospel of Jesus?
Ministry leaders, paid or voluntary, often feel a lack of comradery, resources, solutions, and encouragement. How can leaders develop a sense of comradery, tap into resources, discover solutions, and find encouragement? What if ministry leaders in all the SBC’s 47,000 plus affiliated churches and mission organizations communicated their needs to each other? For instance, ministry leaders who champion the cause of discipleship to students can collaborate with thousands of other student leaders. Everyone has the same challenges, can share resources, and can provide helpful solutions to each other.
SBCGC.net is an initiative that hopes to connect likeminded ministry leaders with each another. Resources can be shared, leaders can mentor and be mentored, volunteers can be organized, and ministries can work together for the common goal of making disciples. Additionally, congregations can use this platform to meet one another’s needs and grow in community.
SBCGC.net is not affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. It’s free to use and anyone can create their own private group to communicate with each other. The platform is currently only supported by charging a percentage of what someone is paid through the platform.