Our dream at Sunrise Church is to welcome people from all ethnicities, backgrounds, and age groups. As such, by God’s grace we will be a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church that reaches people for Christ. We will proclaim the good news locally, and in the regions beyond. We will expand our ministry by planting extension churches and reaching those communities for Christ.
The Bible teaches God does not discriminate between people of different ethnicities. He welcomes them all into His family as they believe in His Son the Lord Jesus. He also commands His people not to discriminate. As much as possible, the church should resemble heaven. There we find souls “from every nation, tribe, people and language” (Rev. 7:9).
Culture can be defined as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and traits of a particular group.” Sunrise Church does not believe that God excludes anyone because of his or her cultural background. His people should also welcome and be enriched by people from different backgrounds.
In recent years, we’ve witnessed some “generational divides.” But the Bible instructs us not to divide but to appreciate one another even though we may represent different age groups (see Tit. 2:1-8). Sunrise Church brings people together while recognizing each group’s needs.
In obedience to the Great Commission, Sunrise Church has reached out beyond its own community in order to establish Bible teaching churches that reproduce themselves. As God leads us, we will expand our church to other locations in order to reach those people for Christ.