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Whether you are just visiting the South Bay Area, or are looking for a church home; we rejoice that you would consider visiting us! We pray that you would be blessed as we worship God and exalt Our Savior, Jesus Christ; Hear God’s Word; Believe in His Power to meet us at our points of need; and experience genuine Christian fellowship.
Join us on the journey of becoming...Living Proof of a Loving God.
We genuinely want to get to know you, so please join us in our cafe after the service for coffee and doughnuts, its a time to fellowship and meet others and the SIC Pastoral staff.
YOU ARE SAFE AT SUNNYVALE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH
At Sunnyvale International Church, we have committed ourselves to biblical principles of life and love which, we trust, will constantly manifest in such a way as to ensure those present here of the following:
OUR FREEDOM IN WORSHIP WILL NEVER SURRENDER TO FANATICISM
We are forthright and expressive, but differentiate between the sound of praise and the noise of people. We worship as a choir in chorus, not as soloists in competition. We worship in spirit with liberty, but in concert under leadership. It’s safe to praise aloud with us, for we will partner together to worship the beauty of holiness, and we will preempt both prideful formalism and personal fanaticism.
OUR OPENNESS TO ONE ANOTHER WILL NEVER EXPLOIT ANYONE
We foster communication and interaction, recognizing that true fellowship is impossible without the pursuit of transparent and authentic sharing. What is shared in prayer is sacred with us, and what is shown from your heart is treasured. We hold this trust, that all who minister the life of Jesus to one another always function in the love of Jesus. That love is unconditional and non-manipulative, and it always covers weakness and sin with strength and forgiveness.
OUR WELCOME TO SPIRITUAL GIFTS WILL NEVER VIOLATE THE WORD
We ask the Holy Spirit to be present here and to distribute gifts among us according to His will. All the gifts are present in the Church, and every believer is urged to be free and responsible to minister gifts with sensitivity. We are covetous of their manifestation, but not gullible to their demonstration. Graciousness in ministry, submissiveness in spirit and order in operation of the gifts is scriptural and, therefore, insisted upon in this assembly.
OUR JOYOUSNESS WILL NEVER DEGENERATE TO MERE EXCITABLY
Childlike simplicity and faith can transcend patterns of pomp and pride, which society dictates we accept. But childlike is not childish, and so we refuse to be bound to the idea that true simplicity is either glib or emotionalistic. The joy and release in laughter, applause, shouting or tears involve the emotions; but, for understood reasons, not merely sensational ones. True freedom is as thoughtful as it is liberated, and we choose to live in that freeing truth.
OUR PRAYERFUL WISH IS TO LIVE AS THE CHURCH MANIFESTED AT HER BIRTH:
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:46-47