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About Us - Our Pastor - Beliefs

Who we are, our vision, our mission, where we're headed, and what this means for you.

Who we are

The Sanctuary is a church made up of imperfect people with every kind of story imaginable. We are located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and everyone is welcomed here. We live to build a strong community united with the aim of advancing God's Kingdom. We want to serve the community around us and be a place "where God's love is our refuge." Here's the deal, The Sanctuary cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. The Sanctuary is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. We at the Sanctuary believe that when Jesus called His message “the Gospel” (Good News or good tidings) that He really meant it! I think most of us have met Christians who have a way of making the good news bad news! We try very hard not to do that but that doesn’t mean we compromise biblical truth! We understand that repentance (turning from sin and to God) is a big part of the Good news. We have chosen to focus on the grace of God’s forgiveness and the power of the Holy Spirit to change those areas of our life that need to be addressed. We all have struggles that we are trying to overcome, and we all long to be accepted as we fight against those things. Trying to balance love, forgiveness and accountability is what we are about at the Sanctuary. We encourage our people to “do what they can, when they can, the best they can, with no condemnation!”

Our Vision

We are Christians enjoying the freedom of the Holy Spirit under the authority of God’s Word. Engaged in good works, hoping to create good will, leading to opportunities to share the good news.

Our Mission

To be a church which shows the authenticity of their faith by:

Seeking to worship God with passion (inwardly consecrated and outwardly expressive)

Always adhering to sound doctrine

Vying for the hearts of the unsaved & unchurched through evangelistic outreach & creative adult and youth programs

Equipping committed church and Christian community members for service and leadership

Determined to restore backslidden and brokenhearted believers to Christ

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, The Sanctuary is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at The Sanctuary. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of The Sanctuary family.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with our Pastor, click the button below.