Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This just means that doing life together gives us the opportunity to encourage and hold each other accountable in our ongoing pursuit of Jesus. Here are some of our opportunities that we offer to do just that . . .
**COVID-19 UPDATE: As of August 1, 2020, many of our normal “in-person” programs and social events, including Sunday School are on hold in this post pandemic world. Several continue to meet on ZOOM, or in small groups that are socially distancing. If you have a question, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The church and leaders strive to get back to the normal programs outlined below:
The heart of our Children’s Ministry program is our Sunday School, which follows the WoRM rotation model, where the same topic is covered using different approaches in 4-5 week blocks. We also hold several kid’s activities apart from Sunday School, including Vacation Bible School each summer. Find out more on our Children’s Ministry page.
The women of Sanctuary love to gather and socialize, and do so in a loving, Christian atmosphere. Sanctuary offers a variety of groups for women to join and enjoy each other’s company.
Wednesday Morning Men’s Breakfast – The men meet on Wednesday mornings for breakfast at a local restaurant. These men also prepare and serve brunch in the Fellowship Center on Sunday mornings, several times throughout the year. Donations offered through these brunches are used to support local missions.
Bighouse Youth Fellowship
Our youth have a wonderful time full of fun, food and worship at Bighouse, held every Sunday evening. This vibrant program appeals to the appetites (both spiritual and physical!) of the youth of today. Come see what we have to offer on our Youth Ministry page.
Sanctuary has a group to appeal to any musician who wants to use their talent for the purpose of praising God. From the young child to the experienced adult, we have a place for you to lend your musical gifts.
Our Congregational Care Ministries seek to reflect Christ’s compassion through action. Through His example we understand the importance of caring for one another. We have a care team equipped and ready to provide encouragement, support and care for those in need. Our desire is to assist members and friends of Sanctuary in caring for and loving one another and the community.
Small Group Studies
Seasonal and topical Bible studies are offered periodically throughout the year during the week at an arranged time suitable for those who want to attend. The studies bring those who may worship at different services together for thoughtful discussion on a variety of topics, with focus placed on scriptural application.
Prayer is the heart of the Christian life, and is necessary for growth in the Spirit. Our Prayer Chain and Prayer Team offers to God, through a chorus of voices, the prayer requests of our congregation and friends, as well as ongoing prayer for our church ministries and growth.
“Use your money to do good. Be rich in good works and give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given.” – 1 Timothy 6:18
Those called into the mission work of Sanctuary use their gifts, muscles and treasure to further God’s work in the community and beyond. Mission opportunities here in our backyard and in other areas of the country and the world are available for those with a passion for serving those in need. One example of how Sanctuary reaches beyond its walls is the annual youth summer mission trip. Youth and their leaders form life lasting bonds while working together to improve the lives of others.
In this age of technology, we try to enhance our worship experience with visual graphics and sound system. The dedicated group involved in this ministry prepares the material needed each Sunday on a weekly basis as well as for any special events that may need the equipment for programming.
The Inspired View Book Club
This book club is an opportunity for women to fellowship in an open and informal discussion of fiction and nonfiction Christian books. All are welcome as this group reaches out into the community. The group meets the third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Montgomeryville Barnes & Noble bookstore. Bookmarks with detailed information are available at the Welcome Desk.