Our spiritual growth occurs in community – not isolation. Sanctuary Groups are safe places to learn, question, practice and live out what it means to be a follower of Jesus. It is where we develop the spiritual muscle we need for the long walk ahead, where we are able to discern our spiritual gifts and the plans He has for restoring His mission in the world. It is where we mature spiritually.

"Who has your HEART?" (Book Study) - Single Women's Group

Leader: Dr. Shateenah Barnes

Date & Time: Bi-weekly on Saturday from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Starting September 18)

Location: Columbus

Group participants (Single Women), will discuss the spirit of God and his desire to strengthen the participants spiritually, emotionally and socially.

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"Experiencing God" (Book Study)

Leaders: Dr. DJuana Drew & Dr. Angela Billingslea

Date & Time: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (Starting on September 13)

Location: Columbus

Group participants will experience spiritual growth through their experiences of God in their daily walk and practice.

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Dismantling Racism (10-Week Study)

Leaders: Amanda Epting, Micah Morgan & Pastor Rich Johnson

Date & Time: Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Starting September 16)

Location: Sanctuary Columbus Church (Community Room)

Group participants seek to learn the impact that racism and white supremacy have had and continues to have on our lived experiences today. Members of the group will articulate a communal theology supporting the dismantling of racism that demonstrates the behaviors, skills and actions that help cross-racial relationships thrive.

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Men's Community Group

Leader: Danny Greenawalt & Troy Jackson

Date and Time: Mondays from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. (Starting September 13)

Location: Sanctuary Columbus Church

Participants will meet weekly in efforts to support one another, spiritually, emotionally, and socially through the word and in community with one another.  Study Text for the quarter will be determined at first meeting. 

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Community & Scripture Connection

Leader: Gretchen Greenawalt

Date & Time: Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Starting September 15)

Location: Sanctuary Columbus Church (Community Room)

Group participants will meet mid-morning once a week, in opportunity for praise, worship, scripture reading and prayer. 

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"Reclaiming my Theology" (Podcast Discussion)

Leaders: Will & Courtney Rowland

Date & Time: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4:30 p.m. (Starting September 16)

Location: NW Columbus

Group participants will discuss the harmful, oppressive ideas and systems that have shaped our theological beliefs and behaviors. Then we will seek ways to rebuild our faith in the true way of Jesus. 

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"The Good and Beautiful God" (Book Study)

Leaders: Melissa Chang, Bijo George, Chris & Linda Gygax

Date & Time: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (Starting on September 16)

Location: Dublin / Zoom

Group participants will develop and grow in their spiritual understanding of false narratives regarding God, The Incarnation and our relationship to Him.

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Breaking the Cycle (Sermon Series Study)

Leaders: Dan & Becca Hatt

Date & Time: 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (Starting September 15)

Location: Bexley

Group participants will explore the parallels and implications for the repetition of cycled behaviors that are still prevalent today among Christians.

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Breaking the Cycle (Sermon Series Review)

Leaders: Sean & Katrina Ransom

Date & Time: Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Starting September 16)

Location: ZOOM

Group participants will take study the context of the sermon series as it relates to “Breaking Cycles” in the book of Judges.

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Building Community & Relationships

Leader: Caleb Caldwell

Date & Time: Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Starting September 16)

Location: King-Lincoln

Group participants will complete a book study and or discuss current events.

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The Gospel of Luke (Bible Study)

Leaders: Sean & Megan Bradford

Date & Time: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (Starting September 15)

Location: Gahanna

Group participants will compare Jesus' message in the gospel of Luke to our modern context.

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Discipleship Module #1

Leader: Dr. Janet Hinds

Date & Time: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Starting September 15)

Location: Sanctuary Columbus Church

Group participants will complete their own inventory of spiritual experiences and set goals for continuing the Spiritual Journey which is centered around both Spiritual Virtues and their Belief Systems.  The assigned texts used with this module will continue the process of the Spiritual Formation Journey.  The titles of these texts will be discussed during the first session.

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Contemplative Spiritual Practices (Learning & Practice)

Leader: Dr. Janet Hinds

Date & Time: Bi-weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (Starting September 16)

Location: Sanctuary Columbus (Prayer Room)

Group participants will practice and develop an understanding and the uses of Lectio Divina, which is sometimes referred to as “Divine Reading”.

Quarter 1: Lectio Divina

Quarter 2: Christian Meditation

Quarter 3: Centering Prayer


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"Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" (Book Study)

Leader: Dr. Korie Little-Edwards

Date and Time: Bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (Starting September 14)

Location: Clintonville

Participants are asked to purchase both the Text and Workbook. These items are available on both Amazon and other vendors.

Group participants will discover how important a person’s Emotional and Spiritual maturity is equally important to continued spiritual growth.


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