About Congregational Spirituality

Elder – Rev. B.J. Stancel

The Ministry of Congregational Spirituality includes everything that we do as a congregation to lead the members to discover, develop, and cultivate a lasting and vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that spiritual formation is vital to the life of the believer and the congregation. Spirituality is the means by which we are formed into the very image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Through our Ministry of Congregational Spirituality, we seek to intentionally empower the saints for the work of ministry, motivate them to reach for a godly lifestyle and deep and sincere commitment of Jesus Christ. Our focus is upon teaching and modeling the classical disciplines of the spiritual life, i.e., fasting, prayer, Bible reading, meditation, service, giving, obedience, submission, worship, fellowship, and listening to the Holy Spirit.

Biblical References: John 3:1-16; Romans 6:1-13; 8:1-39; 12:1-21; 13:1-3; 16:17-19; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 10:3-5; Galatians 2:20; 5:16-26; Ephesians 1:15-23; 2:8-10; 4:22-32; 5:20-33; 6:9-20; Colossians 1:9-10; 2:6-10; James 1:19-27; 1 Peter 1:22-2:10; 5:6-10; 1 John 2:15-17

Ministry of Congregational Spirituality
Rev. B.J. Stancel, Elder (757) 625-5694

Core Ministry Leadership Team
  • Deaconess Bantha Alston
  • Rev. Elaine Calloway
  • Rev. Roma Hall
  • Deacon Nathaniel Parker
  • Deacon John Smaw, Jr.
  • Brother David Tansil
  • Sister Joyce Tansil
  • Rev. Barbara White
  • Brother Anthony Williams
  • Sister DeLydia Williams

L.I.F.E. (Living In Faith Every Day)

Ministry Facilitators: Brother David and Sister Joyce Tancil

L.I.F.E.—is a small group of ten (10) like-minded individuals, led by the Holy Spirit, who meet together for one another ministry, to love one another, encourage one another, forgive one another, and in many other ways provide one another pastoral care. The group meets twice a month for six sessions and are currently reading and discussing, Kingdom Marriage, Connecting God’s Pleasure with Your Marriage, by Dr. Tony Evans. The facilitators are excited and looking forward to their journey as companions in Christ. Please contact David or Joyce Tansil to join the group or for more information at 619-757- 9264. “When you treat your marriage as a covenant with God, everything else…including love, happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment will fall into place.” Dr.Tony Evans.

Join us on the SCBC Prayer Line at 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily.

For the Prayer Line Weekly Schedule of Facilitators and Scripture Readings, see the Ministry of Congregational Spirituality page in the WhatzUp Newsletter.

Prayer Line Dial In #: 712.775.8891
Conference Code: 580995