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What happens if you take what you've understood church to be and turned it inside out?

Rather than...

  • trying to get more members to come in, you equip more disciples to go out
  • spending more time at church, you spend more time at home, living faith in your neighborhood
  • getting to know more stuff about Jesus, you get to know Jesus more
  • using your gifts and resources to serve the church, you use them to serve your neighbor
  • going to church, you are the church
  • inviting people to your church to meet God, you invite them into your home to experience grace and truth
  • measuring success and growth by numbers, budgets and programs, you measure success and growth by seeing and hearing how lives and hearts are being transformed
  • This is the sort of church Sanctuary is - if you can even call it a church. We prefer to describe ourselves as a group of disciples who are following Jesus together and helping others to follow Jesus.

    Sanctuary is a christian community of broken people who have a desire to be transformed by the truth and grace of Jesus and to be catalysts in our community for hope, healing and transformation through the unconditional love of Jesus. We worship together, we eat together, we drink together, we grow together, we laugh together, we mourn together, we serve together, we sharpen one another, we sacrifice with one another and we do it all in the name of looking and living more like Jesus everyday and helping others to be able to do the same.

    In short, we are church: inside out.

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