Sanctuary Church began holding services in Providence, RI  in the spring of 2012. Our decision to begin a new church in the city was due to a call by God to serve our community which was predominantly made up of people who lived in, or were already serving in the Providence. A vision to be a church by and for the city began to emerge.

Our leaders lived and served here.

Our outreach work was here.

Our partner churches in the city were excited for us…

And God allowed for us to grow with the love and care of our networks.



We are a community of Jesus followers called to demonstrate and announce the good news that God is renewing all things in and through us. In part, this looks like…

Giving hope to the hopeless.

Serving the poor and oppressed.

Learning to celebrate and rest well.

Being peacemakers.

Exploring the Bible together.

Caring for the common good.

Taking care of one another’s needs and seeing church as family.

Simply put, to love as we are loved.

That said, we mess this all up quite often. We believe in a God who loves us exactly where we are at, and far too much to let us stay there.


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Whether you’re a follower of Jesus, someone who is searching, a regular church attendee, or someone who is fed up with religion, we welcome you.

We believe church should be an open, challenging, and safe place for you to serve, be still, ask questions, wrestle with scripture, and be honest.

A church is a community of people who are learning what it means to follow Jesus… in his truth telling, generosity, forgiveness, and radical love.

A church should be a compelling force for good in the world, and we believe that the church is at its best when it serves, sacrifices, and loves, caring about the things God cares about.

A church should be a community marked by grace, knowing we have a God who loves us exactly where we are and loves us far too much to let us stay there.

A church should be a community that is centered on the good news (gospel) of Jesus: the good news that God the Creator, has come to rescue us from sin, and renew all things, in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf, to establish his kingdom through his people, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe in a Jesus whose body was broken and blood poured out as an act of love for the healing of the world. We believe in a God who is looking for a body of people to do the same – that the world is desperately in need of a people who will break themselves open and pour themselves out for the good news that Jesus is reconciling all things in and through us.



Click here for our theological statement.


Offices: City Space / 244 Weybosset St. Providence, RI #3

Contact us:  hello@sanctuaryri.org

Connect: Learn more about how to get connected here






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