VISION FUND

As we head into 2020, we believe God is calling us to keep going as we lean into three strategic mission priorities for the coming year. We believe there is more that he wants to do in us and through us as we continue to pour our time and energy into these areas. Funds from the Advent Offering will support various initiatives in each area, as well as free up more staff hours to support these initiatives.

More updates and details to come as we continue Advent Offering into January of 2020. 

FORMATION

We want to invest in additional resourcing and training to help every member of the Sanctuary community craft a rule of life, a spiritual formation plan that includes values, rhythms, and habits that align with each of our four discipleship directions (upward, inward, outward, and withward). A rule of life helps us, much like a trellis helps a plant, to grow in a particular direction and see a particular kind of fruit grow in our life.

 

PRESENCE

More updates and details to come as we continue Advent Offering into January of 2020. 

MISSION

More updates and details to come as we continue Advent Offering into January of 2020. 

#1 BUILDING CAMPAIGN

Sanctuary’s ongoing  “building campaign” is not raising funds for a physical location, but for a people. We believe we are inviting build a movement by equipping his people to be the church, and specifically to start new outposts of the way of Jesus throughout our region.

We have been asking the question since the beginning: how can we better equip this family of Jesus followers in Providence to be the church? On Vision Sunday we took one step closer to becoming the church we want to see. When church is a movement, our stewardship becomes the unleashing of our God-given gifts, talents, and passions for the love of our city – and that is what we experienced on Sunday.

In our time, the church will grow if we can find a way to help every believer move outside the walls of church; influencing and filling in every potential missionary gap that exists with the message, power, and hope of the Gospel.

BUILDING A MOVEMENT

We wrestling with a way of doing church that inverts conventional notions about who can lead and that prioritizes mission and formation.  Rather than empower a few clergy who then recruit volunteers to reach spectators, our approach moves the emphasis to releasing missionaries through leadership development. The result is a form of church that revives mission, exponentially multiplying the impact of the church.

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A PLATFORM FOR A MOVEMENT

With your help we plan to structure a service platform for all of our Outposts. This platform is meant to equip and empower leadership.

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