"Unifying and empowering the Body of Christ as a caring community to transform Tampa Bay."
Somebody Cares Tampa Bay is a network of independent, community based non-profit agencies providing outreach support to Tampa Bay Ministries who assist poverty-stricken families and the working poor. SCTB works in concert with local ministries to provide the basic necessities of life and to educate and develop healthy, self-sustaining communities, families and individuals.
Daniel Bernard is the Founder and President of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, and believes it is God's desire that the residents of Tampa Bay see a demonstration, not merely a presentation, of God's love for them. As churches, ministries, and businesses work in unity to bring the Good News of the Gospel and the necessities of life to the underprivileged, the love of God is expressed. Practically, we can do much more together than we can do apart.
Unity is important to the Son and the Father. It is the key to revealing God worldwide. Jesus prayed for oneness four times in the scripture (John 17:11, 21, 22, 23). This is the only thing Jesus prayed for four times in His earthly ministries. Jesus didn't believe unity was optional.
"And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me." - John 17:22, 23
Our mission... "Unifying and Empowering God's people as a caring community to transform Tampa Bay"
We want to see every resident of Tampa Bay receive a visible, physical demonstration and an audible or written presentation of the Gospel. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
We believe every part is essential to the greater whole in supporting what God has established rather than duplicating or recreating in empowering those already doing to do better, bigger, and go farther we can do more together than we can apart what we can't do separately, we can do together in mobilizing God's people to prayer, care, and share for those in their community. Mobilization is key to a sustained spiritual awakening and/or transformation of the communities within the Greater Tampa Bay area. . . "but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being filled and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love." - Ephesians 4:15, 16
The perfect bond of UNITY is love. Love is the real issue. The root problem of a lack of unity is a lack of love for one another. We are the only ones who can fulfill the prayer of Jesus in John 17. We have to make a commitment to walk in love.
"And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity." - Colossians 3:14