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Welcome


Join us on the journey.

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Welcome


Join us on the journey.

Thanks for stopping by

SCC is a great place to connect with God and people.  We are a community where you can walk with others who are on the same journey of experiencing life, whether you've gone to church for years, never been to church a day in your life or swore you would never go back to church.  We invite you to check us out, build friendships and enter into a conversation about LIFE in a relaxed atmosphere.  Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 10:07am.

In Christ,

Pastor Peter Rufener

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Core Values


Why we do what we do

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Core Values


Why we do what we do

Our Mission

Sharing a journey from self-reliance toward a life-changing dependence on Christ that sets us free to make a difference in our community.

Our Core Values

Four core values, shown below, guide what we do at SCC.

Laying Down Roots

We experience an environment where people in the midst of a transient community have a sense of belonging, and do life together while walking out their journey in Jesus Christ.

This is revealed by:

  • Smaller environments that we believe are central to sharing LIFE in community.
  • Reconnecting families that reveal Christ as the center of the home.
  • Developing real relationships where we can know and be known by each other.
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Truth Matters

We experience an environment where the truth is not just embraced in what we teach but more importantly in how we live.

This is revealed by:

  • Exploring God's Word in a way that speaks to everyday life, not just passing on information.
  • Placing a high priority on the authority of God's Word and the central importance of Jesus Christ.
  • Approaching God's Word in a way that builds people up and does not tear them down.
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Beyond Our Doors

We experience an environment where we care deeply enough to make a difference in the community and world around us.

This is revealed by:

  • Releasing leaders to impact Saline, Washtenaw County, Michigan/Northwest Ohio, and the world.
  • Engaging in local and regional ministry that is outside of our church body for the sake of making a difference for our neighbors.
  • Joining the mission of the C&MA all over the world through sending, giving, praying and going.
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Breaking Free

We experience an environment where people can walk in their new life in Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit who has restored our true identity as sons and daughters of God.

This is revealed by:

  • Authenticity - We are not better than anyone else nor do we try to put on that show. We seek to create an environment where people are accepted for who they are.
  • Exposing Deception - Each of us operates out of some form of deception and lies that we have come to believe through our experiences and assumptions about life.  We believe that Christ is our only hope of exposing those deceptions so that we can know who we are in Him.
  • Identity - Our identity in Christ is central to our new life in Him.  Our desire is not for people to understand a good concept of identity but rather to KNOW the person of Christ who has restored their identity.
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Our church is a member of the C&MA. We hold to the The Alliance Doctrinal Statement.

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SCC Q&A


Answers to common questions

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SCC Q&A


Answers to common questions

Common Questions

 

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When and where do you meet?

We meet Sunday mornings from 10:07 to 11:15 with a time for coffee and connecting afterwards.  We're located in the 5th Corner Building on 211 Willis Road in Saline.

 

Will I be expected to give money if I come?

No. The offering we take each Sunday is given by those who consider Saline Community Church their church home.

 

What kind of worship style do you have?

We have a Worship team made up of the keyboard, drums, guitars and singers. You can expect to sing current contemporary praise and worship songs - as well as some hymns from time to time.

 

What should I wear to church?

You'll find a wide range of styles at Saline Community Church, from jeans to dress pants for men and jeans to dresses for women. What you wear is not important. You won't be judged by your style of clothing. Instead, you'll be welcomed because you decided to come!

 

Is childcare provided?

Nursery (newborn through age 2): A nursery is provided each week during the worship service. Our purpose is to serve little ones by providing a safe, loving, fun and comfortable environment and to give them a wonderful first impression of God and His Church. A core team of screened adults cares for the children, and teen helpers assist.

 

What can my children do at SCC?

Our children's ministry seeks to assist families in introducing their children to the person of Jesus. We have adults who value and invest in our children. Our approach is very down to earth, coming alongside each child as he or she encounters Christ.

On Sunday mornings, our Nursery and Preschool kids meet in their classrooms throughout the worship service (10:07-11:15). Children in 1st-5th grades start in the worship gathering for the first part, then are dismissed with their teacher to their class right before the sermon.   

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What is available for my teenagers at SCC?

During the school year, the FUSE youth group (6th through 12th Grade) meets every Sunday night @ the 5th Corner from 6 p.m.--7:30 p.m.  They have special events including Winter Retreat, Summer "Big Serve" and other activities planned during the school year and in the summer.  As we interact with students it is our desire to have FUN not entertain, build RELATIONSHIPS not programs, and KNOW Jesus not religion.

 

 

How do I get involved at SCC?

We encourage you to come and focus on building relationships.  As that grows we want to come alongside and join with you in finding your passion.

 

I'm not sure what to think about Jesus and church. Why should I come to SCC?

We believe that the church should be the place that you can go to seek out truth and find answers to your questions. We do not motivate by guilt or try to shove the Bible down your throat. We believe that questioning and doubting spiritual beliefs is important and a critical part of our journey with God. We do not expect you to come and believe just like us or else you can't belong, but rather to come and seek out the claims of Christ and engage with a community of faith in our journey for truth.

 

I haven't been to church in a long time. Is it OK to visit SCC?

It would be great to have you visit. We encourage people to come at least three times to get a good feel for who we are. We believe that you will find SCC to be a place where you can connect and journey with God and others. We are not a perfect place, but rather a place where people can be real and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.