SHCC launched it first Sunday service on the 15th of May, 1995. From the very first meeting our church has had a strong passion to reach London & the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To see each person in the church community grow in their knowledge of God, fulfilling their potential in Christ and being fully engaged in the great commission to reach the lost and make disciples. At SHCC we believe in ‘the priesthood of all believers’.
It was clear that God was working and had great plans in store for the future. The church community was marked with energy, passion for worship, and preaching the Gospel, making Sudbury an exciting and magnetic place to be. The Church body began growing and God began shaping lives in a powerful way.
Since the beginning God has continued to move in a powerful way and our story has continued to unfold. As we have experienced seasons of transition, God has always shown Himself faithful and has brought us to a place of dependence upon Him in every way. In every season of ministry together God has continually done more than we ever could have expected.
He has taught us over and over again that the work being done here is His work. We each play our part, but ultimately it’s the work of His hands… we plant, we water and participate in whatever way He calls us to, but ultimately He imparts the life and He gives the increase. When we get out of the way, He takes things to levels far beyond what we could dream.
In 1 Cor. 3:9 Paul is speaking of this very fact and then states “for we are God’s fellow workers; and you are Gods field…”. In light of Paul’s words and the theme that God continues to speak over us as a body, we accepted our identity as a reflection of our mission and dependency upon Him.
The leadership of SHCC recognizes that Jesus alone leads the church and seeks to stay close to Him in all that He calls us to do. As we move forward we look for God to mold and shape us in a way that we would continually grow in our effectiveness of fulfilling our commission.