Sanctuary Church Escondido
Non-Denominational / Independent
300 Enterprise Street
Escondido, CA 92029
Church size: Small church
Worship style: Contemporary worship
What to Expect at Sanctuary Church Escondido
Sanctuary Church Escondido is a small church located in Escondido, CA. Our church is Non-Denominational / Independent.
Paul Bartelme, Pastor
Dennis Vosper, Treasurer
Danica Bartelme, Secretary
Sunday Morning 10:00am
Tuesday Night Bible Study 7:00pm
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study 9:30am
- Informal or casual attire most common
- Contemporary worship music
- Printed worship bulletin
Ministries and Programs
- Children's ministry
- Weekly small groups
- Men's/women's ministry
Additional Info About Our Church
We currently meet at Rock University's headquarters facility in Escondido one street North East of Stone Brewing Co. and the brand new (under construction) 11-story Palomar Medical Center hospital which are on Citracado Pkwy. Come as you are and all are welcome! Child care available.
Once on Enterprise St., go straight to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill turn left into the driveway and go past the first building then turn left. After turning left we will be in the building on your right and are in the third suite down from the right. Park in front and come on in.
We are a growing non-denominational, neo-charismatic church plant in Escondido, CA. It's our desire that you experience God's presence and walk in his purpose. Our vision is to reach out to the community by winning the lost, equipping believers, and sending them out to live the abundant life that only Jesus can offer.
1.) Non-Denominational Ð "In Christianity, non-denominational institutions or churches are those not formally aligned with an established denomination, or that remain otherwise officially autonomous. This, however, does not preclude an identifiable standard among such congregations. Non-denominational congregations may establish a functional denomination by means of mutual recognition of or accountability to other congregations and leaders with commonly held doctrine, policy and worship without formalizing external direction or oversight in such matters."
2.) Neo-Charismatic Ð "Neo-Charismatic churches were first identified in the 1970_s as those which embraced many of the doctrines and practices found within Pentecostal and Charismatic churches however were not specifically aligned with either movement. In the 1980_s Peter Wager coined the term "Third Waver" to describe a member of a Neo-Charismatic church."
"Third wave Christians believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit including tongues, healing, and prophecy. They practice the laying on of hands and embrace the infilling of the Holy Spirit."
"Neo-Charismatics, unlike Pentecostals, do not emphasize or insist on the practice of tongues and unlike Charismatics they are not aligned with traditional Protestant or Catholic denominations. They are, in essence, non-denominational. There is no single form or governmental structure or style of church service that can be identified as specifically Neo-charismatic."
3.) Expository Preaching Ð This method is generally used by those who hold the Bible in high regard. Exposting the Bible is essentially explaining the Bible. This preaching method is generally verse by verse and, over a period of time, covers entire books of the Bible. Expository preaching will familiarize you with the meaning of the passage, its context, its language, and more. Here are some practical reasons that make it popular:
- Because all of Scripture is God-breathed and for our benefit, there is not a page of Scripture that is not helpful to our faith, so we should examine it all.
-From church history we know that influential preachers such as Justin Martyr preached expository sermons that went through books of the Bible line by line.
-It allows non-Christians and new Christians to follow along more easily than if the preachers jumps around the Bible.
-It doesn't allow the preacher to avoid difficult texts and issues.
-It helps teach the congregation to study the Bible for themselves.
-It helps people to read and study along with the sermons each week.
-It makes it easier for people to refer back to what they have learned in Scripture.
-It forces the authority to reside in the text and not the teacher.
-It trains people how to interpret the Scripture.
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