Serve Your World





We seek to IMPACT THE WORLD by demonstrating the Kingdom of God and inviting others to join it.

We at SBPC are committed to supporting and partnering with long term missionaries and other partners who we visit and develop relationships with short term teams.

Let your heart be stirred by the things that stir the heart of God. And please join us as we give our lives away for the life of the world.



Global Partnerships


Ethiopia Partnership

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

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El Salvador Partnership

Shamma Kids Child Development Center

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Come Build Hope

Amor Ministries, Baja Mexico

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Border Ministries

Hope Without Boundaries, Baja Mexico

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Missionary Partners


Jorge Barro

South American Theological Seminary, Brazil

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Ellie Goolkasian Lugo

Community Health Evangelism, Mexico

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Bela and Ildiko Dobos

Word of Life, Hungary

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Justus and Samantha Heyman

Church Planting, France

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Greg and Kathy Saracoff

Team Tijuana, Mexico

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ETHIOPIA PARTNERSHIP

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

“Come help us,” is the request repeated to us by the leaders of the poorest ethnic group in Ethiopia. This two million member tribe has roamed the barren desert of Ethiopia for millennia. Remote and neglected by the rest of the world, they refer to themselves as “The Forgotten People.”

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
God is at work in the desert bringing the gospel and community development to a group we call “our friends” because of security concerns. Our partnership has involved digging wells, establishing health clinics, improving food security, and more. We also started the “Keep a Girl in School” program that sponsors the young girls to be able to attend primary and secondary school and even college. In addition, we support the Women Self-Help Groups (WSG) that encourages joint savings among women.

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
This partnership links several congregations in the U.S. and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. Every October, we send a mission team to the desert to encourage and support the good ministry God is doing among our friends in Ethiopia.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in joining us on our next trip to Ethiopia or want to learn more about the Keep a Girl in School sponsorship program, please contact Pastor Juan-Daniel Espitia at juandaniel@solanapres.org or Darrell Gordon atdarrell@darrellgordon.net.

BORDER MINISTRIES

Hope Without Boundaries / Family Day in TJ

 Though the beauty and warm culture of Mexico is well known, so is the poverty. Hunger is an everyday experience for many. In response to God’s commands to love thy neighbor and care for the poorest among us, for over 10 years we have regularly brought a small team of volunteers to Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico. We bring breakfast, friendship and the love of Christ to children, families and the abandoned disabled.

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
Our monthly Saturday trip is called “Family Day in Tijuana” and it includes visits to four different locations in Baja, Mexico. One of these is Carretas, a barrio near the old Tijuana dump. We have helped build a community center to feed and care for the neighborhood kids. We also visit El Camino Vivo, a church in Tijuana and another church in Rosarito pastored by Enrique Marquez. At these three locations, we minister to children and their families while providing a pancake breakfast. All in all, we feed 150-200 children every month. The kids also make and take home a Christian craft as they hear God’s word! The last location is El Refugio, where our team feeds about 180 abandoned, disabled elderly at this home for people whose families cannot afford to care for them. El Refugio is an overcrowded facility sustained only by donations and volunteers.

Every Tuesday, some of our team head down to Campo de Fe, which is a home for disabled or terminally ill men who are without family or any other form of support. The home is run by Flor, a wonderful Christian woman with a heart for all God’s children. We help provide nursing care, clothing, comfort, companionship and share a meal.

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
Participants ages 5 to 95 can easily experience outreach outside of our borders, and to get comfortable building relationships and serving the financially poor. 10 to 25 people typically join us each visit including participants from multiple churches throughout San Diego County and beyond.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
You can join any Saturday trip that works with your schedule. The trips are typically from 6:30am to 2:30pm and children are welcome. Please contact George Arapage to learn more at georgearapage@gmail.com or 858-314-1300.

LEARN MORE about our next Saturday in TJ

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COME BUILD HOPE

Amor Ministries, Baja Mexico

Each year over Memorial Day Weekend, we partner with Amor Ministries to build homes with Mexican families in the Tijuana/Rosarito area of Baja, Mexico. This is in response to God’s command to love our neighbor.

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
We get to partner with Mexican families over the weekend, and together we will build a home using locally sourced materials. Building homes with these families helps to bring stability, security, and safety to their lives. We are able to build between 15-20 homes over the weekend and each year, we partner with Amor Ministries who have been building homes since 1983. We have built 179 homes and counting!

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
This ministry is an excellent opportunity for singles, couples and families to have a challenging, faith stretching, life transforming, skill developing experience of service outside their normal comfort zones. Each year we have participants from multiple churches throughout San Diego County and beyond.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
We would love to have you join our next trip! For more information, please contact Meghan Mattioli at meghan@solanapres.org or (858) 509-2580 x1454

EL SALVADOR PARTNERSHIP

Shamma Kids Child Development Center

Fifteen years ago, our church was called by God to address the root problems that cause people to leave their homes in Latin America to find a better life in the USA.

Currently, we have been led to Compassion International (CI), one of the largest and most respected child sponsorship organizations in the world. The unique approach of CI resonates with us. They are explicitly Christ-centered, child-centered and church-centered. Local churches with a vision to reach children and their families are equipped by CI to run a Child Development Center (CDC).

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
Alongside CI, we started the Shamma Kids CDC in El Salvador. Children enrolled at this CDC are sponsored by individuals in our congregation. Through the sponsorship, the children receive after school meals and tutoring, along with medical check-ups and treatment and a consistent witness to Christ. They also are able to communicate with their sponsor through letter writing! We hope to send a mission team to El Salvador every year to allow sponsors to meet their sponsored child and to support the work of the church and CDC.

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
This partnership involves over 200 people at our church that are currently sponsoring children in El Salvador. We also have a leadership team that plans mission trips and stays connected with our partners in El Salvador.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
You can sponsor a child at the Shamma Kids CDC (ES0963)! Contact Meghan Mattioli meghan@solanapres.org to find out if there are any unsponsored children available at this CDC. If you want to learn more about child sponsorship, letter writing, upcoming trips, or anything else about the partnership please contact Aimee Plasman at aimeeplasman@gmail.com. You can also connect by joining our Facebook Group!

PLANT WITH PURPOSE

VISION
Reversing Poverty and deforestation by transforming the lives of the rural poor.

Around the world, 800 million people are living in poverty. 85 percent of them live in rural areas affected by an environmental crisis. Poverty is a cycle. It can be broken.

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
Plant With Purpose’s programs equip farming families around the world to increase farm yields, heal damaged ecosystems, improve nutrition, and increase household savings and opportunities. This integrated approach solves two major issues facing the world today: environmental degradation and rural poverty.

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
All our international work is led by independent, in-country partners. We empower communities to create their own change by investing in local leaders. Our US based team and supporters help to raise awareness and funds to fuel this
transformative work.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
To get involved through your church of volunteer opportunities contact Kirstie at kirstie@plantwithpurpose.org.

Visit our website: plantwithpurpose.org

Facebook:
@PlantWithPurpose

Twitter:
@plantwpurpose

Instagram:
@plantwpurpose

HUNGARY PARTNERSHIP

It was an ornate castle nestled on a 78-acre estate of lush trees, stables, and a picturesque lake. Then communism overran Central and Eastern Europe and the owners were evicted. For 40 years the Communist party used the grounds as a youth camp. When communism crumbled, the state could not afford to run the facility. Waiting in the wings was Word of Life, an international youth ministry that was praying about mission work in Hungary. Through prayer and patience, Word of Life purchased the fairy tale estate and has turned it into a thriving Forest Home-like youth camp, complete with a swimming lake, basketball courts, soccer field, and more.

WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
Every summer, over 1,000 middle and high school students from all over Eastern Europe spend a week at the camp. Many have never heard the Good News of Jesus, but all are eager to learn English and are drawn by the camp’s sports programs. We send a team to join the awesome Word of Life staff to offer English and Spanish instruction and baseball and volleyball coaching.

WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
Typically our mission team consists of mostly college students and young adults. Anyone 18 years old and up is welcome! No training in teaching or sports is necessary. All that’s required is a love for Jesus and a love for youth!

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in joining the next mission team, or you want to learn more about the partnership please contact Meghan Mattioli.



JORGE BARRO

South American Theological Seminary (SATS)

SATS Mission
In the pursuit of Christian excellence of mind, body, soul, and community, SATS’ mission is to prepare leaders for service in the Kingdom of God. SATS therefore subscribes to a holistic vision of theology as it is outlined in the Lausanne Covenant.

The South American Theological Seminary was founded in 1994 by the Barro`s brothers: Dr. Antonio Carlos Barro, and Dr. Jorge Henrique Barro, with a vision to teach and practice theology in an interdenominational, ecumenical context. Also, central to SATS´ founding vision was teaching a theology that took seriously its Latin American context and the theologies and ecclesiologies that have arisen from that context. Over its 24-year history, SATS now has over 3.000 alumni serving churches, NGOs, and other Christian organizations in Brazil, Latin America, and around the world. SATS´ main campus is strategically located in the city of Londrina, Brazil (southwestern part of the country). Londrina is centrally located between Brazil´s largest cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and other Latin American metropoles such as Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Lima, Peru.

SATS offers these courses: bachelor of Theology, post-graduation program in Theology. Just now SATS is expanding the online program establishing satellites in strategic cities of Brazil. SATS also offers a Masters´ level course to Portuguese-speaking Africa in Maputo, Mozambique, graduating already more them 40 students.

PAUL AND PAT STOCK

Interserve, Pakistan

WHAT WE DO
Paul and Pat work with the Church of Pakistan to help reduce spiritual and material poverty among some marginalized communities in Sindh and Sindhis abroad, through encouraging the local church in integral outreach, sharing, training, adult education, basic health, developing appropriate customs, starting self-help groups, as well as developing outreach, health and education resources.

BACKGROUND
Paul was born and raised in Pakistan, the son of Presbyterian workers; Pat grew up in Virginia and North Carolina and became involved in relief and refugee work after finishing university. Paul and Pat joined Interserve in 1991, and have raised their four children in Pakistan.

“I first came to SBPC as a child because my parents, Fred and Margie Stock, were supported by the church. Then, when I went to Pakistan as a single missionary in 1987, SBPC was one of the 3 churches that supported me. I remember sitting with the Missions Committee members and sharing what I hoped to do in Pakistan. They were so caring and encouraging. I didn’t feel like I was going alone. Our relationship has continued until now and we are so thankful for the partnership of SBPC.” -Paul Stock

You can donate to this ministry in Pakistan here: https://secure-q.net/donations/Interserve/1240 and put Paul and Pat Stock in the project name.
You can also contact: InterServeUSA@xc.org

WORKERS AMONG MUSLIMS

A mission priority of our church is witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus among those who have little chance to hear and respond. The largest sector of ethnic groups in the world that has little or no Gospel witness is the Muslim block. We therefore have sustained a long commitment to several families from SBPC who are working among Muslims. For decades these families served in Muslim majority countries, making friends for Jesus among their Muslim neighbors. In recent years, these workers have been called into ministries of training the next generation of mission workers among Muslims. With the rising tensions in the world that often involve Muslims; the time is right and urgent to multiply a loving and well trained Christian presence in the Muslim world.

 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1


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