“Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve” or douleuo, meaning “to serve as a slave.” In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it (see Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 13:1-17).

The Christian should minister by meeting people’s needs with love and humility on Christ’s behalf (see Matthew 20:26; Mark 10:43; John 2:5,9; Acts 6:3; Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Colossians 4:12). Christians are to minister to others out of their devotion to Christ and their love for others, whether the other people are believers or unbelievers. Ministry to others should be impartial and unconditional, always seeking to help others as our Lord and Savior did.

Each of the ministries of The Sanctuary are carefully designed and carefully nurtured to provide fruitful and lasting change for our members. Every leader spends time in leadership training sessions working to make themselves better leaders. Plainly stated, the people that oversee each of these ministries make this church go. They are committed and dedicated people, who put the Lord Jesus Christ first in their every pursuit. Whether it is Outreach or Home Bible Studies, there is a ministry in place to meet the varied needs of our people.