ABOUT THE SANCTUARY
A FAMILY OF BELIEVERS
At the Sanctuary, you will find family. We are a gathering of believers who work together to make our community a better place. We worship together the Risen Savior. We walk together through the ups and downs of life empowered by the Holy Spirit. We strive together to proclaim the life-saving message of the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST! Below you will find The Sanctuary's Vision and Mission Statements. Along with our Declaration of faith. We welcome all who wish to join our fellowship.
Sanctuary Church of God
The Vision of the Sanctuary Church of God portrays a three dimensional picture of a LIGHTHOUSE, penetrating the darkness; a HOSPITAL, providing care and restoration; and a SPIRITUAL MOTHER, birthing ministries and nurturing believers.
The Sanctuary Church of God is “A place of Restoration and Celebration” through a family of believers who are committed to exalting Jesus Christ and expanding His Kingdom on earth by:
Acceptance- Accepting people where they are in life with a spirit of love and leading them into fellowship with God’s plan of spiritual growth, abundant living, and Christian service.
Prayer- Understanding that a growing relationship with Christ is developed through constant prayer, and the individual believers are released through prayer.
Worship- Making personal and corporate worship a priority and a celebration experience of glorious praise and thanksgiving that honors God and brings glory to the Kingdom.
Bible Study- Effecting life changes through an encounter with scripture that focuses of God’s Word as the basis for decisions, relationships and personal goals.
Leadership- Developing leaders who are God-Called to perform love-motivated ministries with consistency, joy, and accountability.
Spiritual Gifts- Emphasizing the discovery, development and deployment of spiritual gifts to equip believers to do the work of the church and to be examples in Christian profession and practice.
Care- Guiding individuals and families during “crisis” periods in their lives through direct care, counseling, and prayer in order to find significance and wholeness, and to renew the joy of the Lord as their strength.
DECLARATION OF FAITH
The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried and raised from the dead. That He ascended to Heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance Is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ, through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.