At The Sanctuary we believe that all Christians are on mission for Jesus. Some of us travel around the world, some work hard in our own countries to resource those traveling, some go on short term trips to foreign countries, some serve locally at a food pantry or homeless shelter, but no matter how it looks, we're all called to give, pray, and to go serve somewhere.

Our Monthly Cause 

Each month at The Sanctuary we focus on a ministry, organization or local event to partner with financially and even with our time serving as a congregation. These organizations include ZOE Children's Home, The Santa Clarita Valley Pregnancy Center and many different missionaries sent out through Foursquare Missions International (our denomination, The Foursquare Church). Our passion and dedication to seeing the Good News of Jesus spread includes those across the sea and across the street.


In Summer 2013 The Sanctuary began a partnership with Steve and Kim Cecil who moved that August with their three children from Wisconsin to Sochi, Russia to help with a Foursquare church located there. They have since moved from Sochi to Chelyanbinsk, Russia to be with the Foursquare National Leaders, Alexander & Lena Pashchenko, assisting with three church plants. This has included teaching English classes as a bridge to reach to local communities, teaching Bible school, seeing physical healings, and most importantly seeing many come to Christ.

This September the Cecils will be moving to St. Petersburg, Russia with the Pashchenkos to plant a new church. They will be going with seven other families (25 adults, 12 kids total) to reach the five million people in St. Petersburg. With only about 35 Bible believing churches in the city, the launch of this local church in December is another much needed light to reach the people of Russia.

Their Goals:

  • Start a Bible School Fall of 2016
  • Intern Program
  • Rehab Programs
  • $4,000 per month to get the church off the ground until it is self-supporting

How Their Journey Began...