We all have roots. Somewhere we came from, a past, a set of experiences and people that have shaped who we are, for the better... or not. In Jesus we each have new life, eternal life. But what does that look like once we've made a decision to follow Jesus? This foundational look at the "basics" of following Jesus will show us what God says in the Bible about how we can live our lives for Him.
At The Sanctuary we are passionate about seeing people's lives change. We believe that one of the key indications of that change as a Christian is what the Bible calls baptism. Simply put baptism is the public display and professing of a change that has already transpired in a person's heart by accepting Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and Lord.
Community Groups are small groups of diverse people that get together once a week to share a meal, have some fun and discuss their faith journey and how they can help those in need.
There are many ways to GROW as a believer in Christ. At The Sanctuary, we talk about making sure that your roots in the Lord are well established so that you can be all that He has created you to be. We do that through consistent Bible reading, journaling and accountability. Ways that we facilitate this are through GROWth Journaling, GROWth Groups and Community Groups. Make sure your roots are deep, so when the winds of life come, you will be standing firmly in the safety of the Lord's plan.
At The Sanctuary, we believe that true life and real growth happen in community, that as "iron sharpens iron" we have ability to sharpen each other's character and that as we serve one another and worship God, we will learn what it means to know ourselves, find community and have relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
We have a variety of ways to get involved around here, including age specific ministries as well as common interest centered life groups, and we believe that there is a perfect fit for YOU. God shaped you, made you, designed you... to thrive and part of that is offering your unique abilities to help others find community and find God.
We also have service opportunities. It takes a lot to make this thing called "church" happen, to provide a safe place for our community to come and find fun, to find love and ultimately to experience the love of Christ.
A term that is commonly used by individuals to describe affiliation or commitment in a church is "membership". As The Sanctuary, we use the word Partnership. Membership in most contexts (i.e. Costco, a gym or a country club) implies certain rights or privileges to which an individual is entitled. As the Church, we are called to work together and worship together to bring God glory through our service to Him and to others. Therefore we have chosen to use the term Partner very intentionally as to keep our eyes and our hearts fixed on the right goals and motives.