SOMALI CHRISTIAN MISSION
WHAT DOES ‘SOMALI CHRISTIAN MISSION’ MEAN?
As explained in article I, sub-article 1, of its charter, Somali Christian Mission, or Somali Mission in short, can be abbreviated to SCM. By the proper noun “Somali” we mean all Somali ethnic people regardless of their citizenry or geographical location. By the noun “Christian” we mean the believing and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. By the noun “Mission” we mean the carrying out of the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As it was customary during the past centuries, SCM will not act as an institutionalized Christian entity, but rather an organizing and facilitating organ of a Christian movement among the Somali people world-wide.
OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY
The principal objective of SCM is to carry-out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ as it is clearly stated in the Gospel according to Saint Matthew 28:19-20, and plant a sustainable Christian church among the Somali people.
In obedience to the command of the Lord, SCM is engaged, or shall engage in the following holistic mission approach:
SCM (working under Lutheran Heritage Foundation) shall be translating, publishing and distributing Bible based Christian literatures;
Use the media: internet, radio and television to promote the Gospel;
Organize seminars, workshops and conferences for the Somali believers;
Advocate for and support the persecuted Somali believers;
Establish Bible and missionary training centers;
Support the families of the martyred Somali believers;
Carry-out relief and community development programs and projects where and when necessary;
Carry out research programs and provide information and consultation;
Networking with other Christian ministries with similar vision and mission.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Belief & Practice
With the universal Christian Church, SCM teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
SCM is a member of the global Christian family and particularly that of the Evangelical Lutheran Church whom we hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions which we believe are a correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. The statements of belief Contained in the Book of Concord: the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century. The simplest of these is Luther's Small Catechism. The Augsburg Confession gives more details on what Lutherans believe.
Being "Lutheran," our Ministry accepts and teaches Bible-based teachings of Dr. Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Who is Jesus?
For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?" We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Study of the Bible, God's Word, will enable you to seek out the answer to this age-old question.