Our spiritual growth occurs in community – not isolation. Sanctuary Groups are places where we gather to be known, to know God, and to more deeply know ourselves beyond our Sunday morning worship services.

(Welcoming new members!)

Group Title: Young Adult Group

Leaders: Darby & James Eaves

Date & Time: Thursday evenings, weekly, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, all year 'round,

Location: Gahanna

Most of our participants are young adult men and women.

"In this group, we meet with the intention of getting to know one another deeply, knowing God more, and reflecting personally. We do this through a monthly rhythm of 1 week meeting in a time of fellowship, and 3 weeks studying God’s word and engaging in a variety of spiritual practices. We pray that this creates a space to show up authentically and bring others into deep community."

Click here to contact Darby about joining!

(Welcoming new members!)

Group Title: Young Women's Sanctuary Group

Leaders: Aubrey Lawrence & Dara Broadous

Launch Date: Monday, September 11th, 2023

Date & Time: Mondays, bi-weekly, 7pm - 9pm, summers off

Location: Franklin Park/Old Oaks

All of our participants are young adult women.

The Young Women's Sanctuary group is a vibrant and inclusive small group dedicated to empowering women in their faith and womanhood. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where women ages 18-24 can explore their beliefs, ask thought-provoking questions, and grow spiritually. Through engaging discussions, uplifting activities, and nurturing friendships, we aim to revive the hearts and minds of young women, encouraging them to embrace their unique identities as beloved children of God.

Click here to contact Aubrey about joining!

**Click here to RSVP for the Young Women's Mixer Event (Saturday, July 29th)

(Welcoming new members!)

Group Title: Men's Community Group

Leader: Danny Greenawalt & Brian Stier

Date and Time: Mondays, weekly, 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., summers off

Location: Sanctuary Columbus Church

All of our participants are adult and young adult men.

Our weekly men's sanctuary group is designed to connect with God and with one another.  Each week we will study a brief passage from the Bible or a specific text.  All men are welcome even if you can only join us for just one season.  We typically meet from Labor day to Thanksgiving, January to the start of Lent, and then post Easter to Memorial day.

Click here to contact Danny about joining!

(Welcoming new members!)

Leaders: Sean Ransom

Date & Time: Thursdays, weekly, at 7 p.m., all year 'round

Location: ZOOM

Most of our participants are older adult men and women.

Click here to contact Sean about joining!

(Welcoming new members!)

Group Title: Intentional Introverts Women's Group

Leader: Linette McDaniel-Corrigan

Date & Time: Saturdays, bi-weekly, 7-9 p.m., all year 'round 

Location: Zoom

All of our participants are adult women.

As the name suggests, we are all introverts. All comers are welcome, but be prepared for thoughtful silences as part of our conversation!

In this group, we start by checking in with each other. Then we move on to a discussion time. Our goal is not to acquire information but to practice spiritual friendship with each other as we reflect on (or wrestle with!) important questions. We end by praying together. Occasionally we will get together in person at a different time (for example, taking a walk at a Metro park on Saturday afternoon) instead of having our Saturday evening Zoom.

Click here to contact Linette about joining!

(Welcoming new members!)

Group Title: Sanctuary Daytime Group

Leaders: Gretchen Greenawalt & Carrie Damschroder

Date & Time: Wednesdays, weekly, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., summers off

Location: Sanctuary Columbus Church (Community Room)

All of our participants are adult women.

Each week, we'll start with a community welcome and will continue with liturgical prayer and the investigation of scripture through the Inductive Method (e.g., including observations, interpretation, application). We'll end with fellowship and fun! 

Coffee and childcare will be provided! No need to prepare, come as you are!

**Childcare provided

Click here to contact Gretchen about joining!

(Currently at capacity)

Group Title: Practicing the Way

Leaders: Cheri & Gregory Brumbaugh

Date & Time: Thursdays, bi-weekly, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., all year 'round

Location: Westerville

Most of our participants are adult and young adult men and women.

In this group, we aim to create a safe space to form deeper relationships with God, ourselves, and others. Throughout 2023, we will be exploring 9 spiritual disciplines using John Mark Comer’s Practicing The Way study. There are no required readings or homework for this study, but we will be encouraged to practice various spiritual disciplines between meetings. We will also have group meetings dedicated solely to fellowship and/or service.

Singles and married couples with or without children are all welcome! While she will not be in our meeting area during group time, there is a dog in this household.

Click here to contact Cheri about joining!

(Currently at capacity)

Group Title: Walton Sanctuary Group

Leaders: Joy & Joe Walton

Date & Time: Wednesday, bi-weekly, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, summers off

Location: Bexley & Westerville

Most of our participants are adult men and women with children.

We engage in spiritual practices, share high points and low points, follow the church sermon series and rhythms, and discuss videos/podcasts and other resources relevant to our walk with God. The Hatt’s have been Sanctuary partners for 10 years. Our group consists of mostly families who have found Sanctuary Columbus Churhc within the last 4 years.

Click here to contact Joy about joining!

(Welcoming new members!)

Leaders: Melissa Chang, Bijo George, & Chris Gygax

Date & Time: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 8:30pm

Location: Zoom/Dublin-South Powell-Lewis Center areas

Most of our participants are adults (20s-60s) including singles, married couples, and their children.

In addition to exploring issues of faith together (through discussion and book studies), we share Framily dinner once a month in person. We also have a special in-person summer schedule. Email below to find out details-- we can't wait to connect with you!

Click here to contact Melissa about joining!

(Currently at capacity)

Group Title: Contemplative Community

Leaders: Mandy & Stuart Pierce, Merrianna & Nathan Holdeman

Launch Date: January 8th, 2023

Date & Time: Sundays, bi-weekly, 4-6 p.m., all year 'round

Location: Clintonville

Most of our participants are adult and young adult men and women.

In this group, we will regularly meet together to engage in contemplative practices and prayer-- maybe sing a few songs and perhaps share a meal.

We strive to create a safe space for people to bring their full selves. Bring your praises and hardships so you can encounter God in community and be empowered and equipped to be sent out to do the daily Kingdom work that's already set before you in your communities, with neighbors, in your places of work, in your school, etc.!

**Children are welcome!

Click here to contact Mandy about joining!

(Currently at capacity)

Leader: Dara Broadous

Date & Time: Thursdays, weekly, 7 p.m.

Location: King-Lincoln

Most of our participants are young adult men and women with children.

Join our Sanctuary Group for a journey through the teachings of Jonah, Joel, and Amos. Our meetings blend a shared meal, personal sharing, prayer, and engaging discussions on the Scriptures! All are welcome to explore faith and fellowship in a warm, community setting.

Click here to contact Dara about joining!

(Currently at capacity)

Leaders: Megan & Sean Bradford

Date & Time: Wednesday evenings, bi-weekly, all year 'round

Location: Gahanna

Most of our participants are adult men and women.

**Childcare provided

Our Rhythm:
1st Wednesday: Ladies Night
2nd Wednesday: Dinner and Bible study (everyone)
3rd Wednesday: Guys Night
4th Wednesday: Bible study (everyone)

Click here to contact Megan about joining!

How can we help you?

If you have general questions about our Sanctuary Groups, you're welcome to reach out to our Associate Pastor, Micah Morgan, LPC.

If you're a current or future group leader, book study leader, or teacher and you need to update your group/class information, click here!

**This webpage was last reviewed/updated on Wednesday, 06/04/2024