DISCOVER SOUTH COUNTY

Our next Discover South County Dinner is on Saturday August 18 at 5 pm. 

The Discover Dinner provides an opportunity to meet our pastor and ministerial staff team while also learning about the heart and focus of the South County Family.   You can let us know you would like to attend the next Discover Dinner by clicking HERE.


This meal is provided at no charge and childcare is available upon request.  While you’ll have a chance to join the church at the conclusion of the evening, there’s no pressure. 


If you have questions, please contact the church at 314-843-5558 or send and email to jchlders@scbcweb.com.  







WHAT WE BELIEVE

We want you to share in our exciting fellowship- a church that is open, friendly, and most of all centered on Jesus Christ.  Our beliefs are from the Holy Bible, the inspired, authoritative record of God's plan and purpose for us.  We understand these beliefs more fully as we study the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.  Below you'll find some of our key beliefs. 



GOD

God is the designer, creator, and sustainer of the universe and all that exists. He is characterized by love, purity, and power. He is without origin, has always existed, and will remain in control of all things throughout eternity. He is revealed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which have been described as the Trinity.


THE TRINITY

The Christian truths surrounding the trinity are a profound mystery. God is three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Each person is fully God. And yet there is only one God. 


Genesis 1:1-2; Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 110:1; Isaiah 63:10; Hebrews 1:8; I Peter 1:2; Jude 1:20-21.


GOD THE FATHER

God the Father is spirit in form without a body, though sometimes the Bible uses human characteristics to describe him. When the Bible speaks of God’s face (Exodus 33:20), or Him wiping away tears (Isaiah 25:8), it does so to teach us about God’s nature in ways that we can understand. God the Father is sovereign over all things and yet shares his authority with God the Son. Jesus modeled submission to the will of God the Father, directed his prayers to God the Father, and acknowledged God the Father as the source of His miracles.

John 4:24; Exodus 33:15; Exodus 33:20; Isaiah 25:8; John 14; John 16:15; Matthew 6:9-15.


JESUS

God the Son, who always existed with God, took bodily form in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born in Bethlehem to a young virgin named Mary. God the Father miraculously enabled her to conceive this divine child. Though Jesus was tempted in ways common to human beings, he lived a sinless life that was completely pleasing to God. He worked many miracles to alleviate suffering, proving his divine status and demonstrating the nature of his kingdom. He gave his life on the cross as a sacrificial substitute to pay the price for our sins and justify us before a holy God. God raised Jesus from the dead, and Jesus ascended to God the Father where they are awaiting the established time for Jesus' glorious return. In the mean time, Jesus is said to be our advocate with the Father and to pray to the Father on our behalf.

John 1:1-3; Luke 2:1-20; Luke 2:52; John 14:9-10; John 19-20; John 20:30-31; Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 7:25; I John 2:1


THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is referred to in Scripture as the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and the Comforter. The Holy Spirit is in the world to draw persons to Christ and to make them aware of their need for a personal relationship with God. From the time a person has turned over the control of his or her life to Jesus Christ as their Savior, the Holy Spirit takes residence in their heart and life. He gives the believer supernatural power to have victory over the dominating presence of sin, to do great things for God, and to boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.

Genesis 1:2; John 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13;& 5:18


THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to all human beings. It was written by human authors under the supernatural inspiration of God. It is absolutely true and perfect without any mixture of error. It is also effective in bringing about spiritual transformation in the lives of individuals who obey its teachings.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:9-11; Proverbs 30:5


HUMAN BEINGS

Human beings were made in the image of God with the ability to reason, the need to relate with God, and the capacity to live eternally. Humans are the supreme creation of God’s created order. The creation story relays the act of disobedience toward God by the first human beings. All of humankind has inherited a nature flawed by sin, and even the best efforts of human beings bear the marks of our imperfection. Only through God’s grace and forgiveness extended through Jesus Christ can human beings experience liberty from sin and reconciliation to God.

Genesis 1:27 & 3:1-8; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-7; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17


SALVATION

Salvation refers to the forgiveness of sins and the transformation of one’s life resulting in eternal life. It is a free gift from God to human beings. It cannot be earned by moral restraint, religious duties, or good works. God’s standard of moral and spiritual perfection is so high as to prevent anyone from ascending to it by their own efforts. Jesus Christ shed His royal blood on the cross to rescue us from the penalty of our sins and to present us faultless before a holy God. It is a mystery how the Holy Spirit brings about a spiritual rebirth within the human heart. Salvation is initiated by the Holy Spirit who regenerates, convicts of sin, and convinces us of the truth of Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of everyone who hears the good news of Christ to repent and believe.

Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:2; Romans 2:4; Psalm 51:17; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3: 7-8; Mark 1:15


ETERNAL SECURITY

Believing that salvation is a result of the new birth initiated by the Holy Spirit, the follower of Christ is held secure in that salvation for eternity. What God truly initiates, He truly maintains. Having been born of the Spirit, the follower of Christ is a child of God for eternity. God’s sovereignty over all things, including the salvation of His people, ensures their place in the family of God. Though believers are fallible and still struggle with sin and obedience to God, He loves and disciplines those that are His. It is the responsibility of the believer to pursue God and serve Him faithfully in this lifetime which will result in present blessings and rewards in the life to come.

John 10:27-29; Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 1:4-6, 11-14; 2 Timothy 1:12; I Peter 1:1-5; Hebrews 12:5-10


ETERNITY

The Bible teaches that while we were created for eternity, our physical bodies wear out and are limited to the lifespan afforded us by the timing and will of God. At death, the believer’s soul goes to heaven in the presence of Christ. In contrast, the souls of the disobedient and unbelieving are separated from God in hell. At a time appointed by God, there will be a final judgment of the dead where the unbelieving will be dismissed into the lake of fire. A new heaven and new earth of incomprehensible magnitude, beauty, and pleasure will become the eternal residence of God’s redeemed people.

John 3:16; Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 25:31-46; 1 John 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15 & 21:1-8


CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

JOINING THE CHURCH

Whether you are new to your faith, new to South County Baptist, or looking to find out more about membership, you've come to the right place. There are three ways to become a member at SCBC.

  1. A testimony of your personal profession of faith in Christ followed by Biblical Baptism by immersion here at SCBC
  2. Transfer of your church membership from another church
  3. A statement of your previous decision to follow Christ and Biblical Baptism


WHY MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? We think so, and we take membership seriously. Committing yourself to a body of believers is weighty, yet absolutely wonderful. 


As a member, you are committed to a spiritual family that provides community, support and encouragement. Being a member at SCBC is really about three things.


CONNECT

We want to help you connect to a life-changing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to help you connect with other believers in small groups for edification, encouragement and community and weekly worship gatherings.


COMMIT

Members are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters in Christ and the Church. We also want to see you publicly profess and confess Jesus as your Savior and Lord. That's the foundation to a relationship with Christ. You can do that by thinking of the ABCs:


Admit:  Admit that you are a sinner and need to repent (or turn) from your sin. Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned and fall short of God's Glory.


Believe:  You are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8), believing that God sent His son to die on the cross for your sin. John 3:16 says "for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life."


Commit:  This decision is about making Jesus Christ the Lord (Boss, Savior, Coach) of your life. You are surrendering your desires for His. 


Romans 10:9-10 tells us how to be saved: "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation." 


Maybe you've made a profession of faith before, but never followed that commitment with Biblical baptism. Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. 


We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.


CONTRIBUTE

As members of South County Baptist Church, we are all making a commitment to follow Christ with all we are, contributing our time, talents, and treasure for Kingdom work. There's a place for you to serve inside this church.