A community of young adults exploring spirituality, justice and leadership in central London. You could describe us as a young adult London midweek church.
Spirituality is recognising we are connected to something bigger than ourselves. We explore what Jesus taught about God, and try to live that out in lives filled with faith, hope, love, joy and peace.
We explore what justice looks like in our society today. That means doing things on an individual level, and working with others on campaigns to try tackling some of the bigger issues.
We hang out together, support each other, eat together, laugh together and pray together. Life is meant to be a team sport, so get off the bench and come join our team... you are picked!
Leadership helps us unlock potential. We run training evenings with trusted partners who deliver amazing content that will grow your influence at work, at home, and for life in general.
We meet every Thursday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH
Central Hall Westminster
A part of what we love to do at Sanctuary is asking the big questions and seek to find the answers to them. Rather than shying away, we tackle them head one and seek to understand the meaning of life and how we spiritually connect with God, the world and each other.
We believe the words Jesus taught are amongst the most profound things ever said, and we try to live out a spirituality based on some of his incredible promises. Words like:
"Come to me if you're stressed out or overworked, and I'll give you rest. Follow my way of living and you'll find rest for your soul."
"Don't worry about life. Your Father in heaven knows what you need."
"Your faith has made you whole."
"I have come to give you life in all its fullness."
There is much to think about in our society today when it comes to justice, as we live in a world that seems more corrupt than ever. For most of us, we look in the world today and ask ourselves the most daunting of questions "is there any justice in the world?"
Each of us asks that question with the burning desire to make the world around us a better place. Here at Sanctuary, we explore what justice currently looks like in our society. Additionally, we come together to better equip ourselves and help each other understand how we can use our sphere of influences to help shape the world around us for the better of others.
At the moment that means we're looking locally at how to engage with the issue of homelessness in central London, and on the international scale we're involved with campaigns to close down global tax havens that allow tyrannical regimes and illegal trades to move their wealth around the world.
Working in the city as a young professional can at times be a daunting thing. There's no stopping or time to think about anything else until the job gets done. Here at Sanctuary, we provide a space in the hustle and bustle of the city to slow down for a moment and discuss some of the things that we often find ourselves thinking about during our typical day.
We are a community of young professionals that meet every Thursday evening to discuss the in's and out of life and work. It's a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment where you are free to express yourself.
We also love getting together for BBQs, picnics, days out, and fun things to do in London (especially those that are free, or can give us a group discount!). If you've got an idea for something to do, we'd love to hear it.
Leadership is important to us. We'd like to think that being a group of young professionals that we are the future decision makers within our society. Evidentally the world will be moulded by the decisions that we make in our sphere of influence, amongst our friends and within our families.
We believe that passion and vision are key in this process. That's why we aim to equip young professionals with the leadership qualities, skills, and confidence that they need to be able to shape a future, and live out a Godly influence that transforms society.
We run regular Leading for Life evenings to equip people to lead with excellence and humility. And we love to help people grow in their capabilities, so they can have a bigger impact in their families, careers and communities.
A community of young adults exploring spirituality, justice and leadership in central London. You could describe us as a London young adult midweek church, but not like you'd expect. Connecting the dots… following Jesus…finding life.
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