Sanctuary Columbus Church

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Read about Sanctuary people who are growing with God.

Here & Now by Rich Johnson

If you could learn from one person, past or present (besides Jesus) who would it be? For me, it’s Henri Nouwen. He is by far my favorite author who has written more than 30 books on the intersection of spirituality and culture. I’m not even halfway through his writings, but this year I’m planning to read twelve or more of his books.

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Meditative Prayer by Janet Hinds

Recently while in Seattle, I completed three of the required four residencies with Renovare’ Institute, in pursuit of a certification in Christian Spiritual Formation. I began this journey some 16 months ago as I took the position of Director of Spiritual Formation, for Sanctuary Columbus Church.  Like the previous residencies, this too was an arduous and yet rewarding, and spiritually profitable week of Spiritual Formation in my own life.

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Richard Johnson
Exploring Church Planting by Nancy Dumford

In June of this year, I travelled with my husband, Bryan to Evangelical Church Planting Assessment in Kansas City where we were “recommended” to continue the journey to become church planters.  Fast-forward through most of the summer and fall, this past week I travelled to Chasta, Minnesota (brrr!) for ECC Church Planter Training. I was apprehensive and excited all at the same time.

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Richard Johnson
My Sankofa Journey by Gretchen Greenawalt

Gretchen Greenawalt is a member at Sanctuary Columbus who recently took a Sankofa Journey with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Sankofa is a bus ride from Chicago to Alabama tracing steps along the Civil Rights Movement.  Gretchen shares some details about the trip and the way that it impacted her.

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Richard Johnson