1. Partnerships: The people of SED congregations, schools, and ministries are partnering to develop mission opportunities so that neighbors are connected to the saving message of the Gospel.
"I thank God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." (Philippians 1:3-5)
2. Disciple-making: Leaders and church workers are being equipped to enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to actively model and lead members to be the priesthood of all believers in their neighborhoods.
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." (Acts 2:42)
3. Engagement: Congregations, schools, and ministries are encouraging and equipping people to engage activities in their own neighborhoods with acts of love, mercy, and witness.
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)
4. Mission: Congregations, schools, and ministries are sending people into their neighborhoods and receiving them back with thanksgiving as lives are transformed and God's Kingdom grows.
"After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest...The seventy-two returned with joy." (Luke 1-2, 17)