Thanks for visiting us on the web! Sanctuary church is a brand new growing * non denominational church in Escondido, Ca, San Diego North County. We are right on the border of San Marcos and Escondido.
(Scroll down for images to help you get to our hard-to-find location!)
Recently, a friend asked me, "Why did you decide to pastor a new church here in San Marcos / Escondido?"
I thought that was a good question, because thy why needs to come brefore the what. The answer to this question is found in our mission statement:
We exist to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus.
As Christians here in North County, that's the motivation behind everything we do, because we have learned that as we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we experience LIFE and that to the full (Jn 10:10)! Our desire is that you would also experience this life filled to overflowing with peace and joy... purpose and meaning.
Come on out this Sunday to charming San Marcos / Escondido, Ca and experience it for yourself!
Pastor Paul and Danica Bartelme
We have had a few people inform us that our church is hard to find! That said, below are some images that will provide assistance:
Okay, you just got off the I-78 freeway Nordahl Rd exit ramp. You turned south (other side than Wal-Mart and Costco) and immediately noticed the signs in the image above. See the one with the yellow balloons? That's one of our signs.
See the yellow and red roof top on the building? That's the Shell Gas Station. Take a right turn into a driveway JUST BEFORE that gas station!
Okay, this is what the driveway looks like after you turned right. Go to the very end and then find a place to park.
Our suite is slightly to the left once you drive to the end of that driveway. Suite 140. The above image is what the front of our church looks like. Yes, we are in a commercial strip mall.
There will be a greeter with a big smile in front of this building waving at you to let you know you're at the right place!
* Non denominational - In Christianity, non denominational churches are those not formally aligned with an established Christian denomination, or that remain otherwise officially autonomous. This is the case for Sanctuary Church. This, however, does not preclude an identifiable standard among such Christian congregations who worship Jesus. Non denominational congregations may establish a functional denomination by means of mutual recognition of, or accountability to, other Christian congregations and leaders with commonly held doctrine, policy and worship without formalizing external direction or oversight in such matters. Non denominational churches are not uncommon in San Diego North County, and in Escondido / San Marcos as well.