Connecting with a new church can be intimidating
AT SANCTUARY, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE
We’re endeavoring to join God in creating a place of true sanctuary in the middle of San Francisco… and we think there’s more people who’d love the opportunity to join in on the adventure.
Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below for a chance to connect with one of our leaders. We’ll follow up to answer any questions, and even buy you a coffee if you’d like.
Don’t worry – if you end up feeling like it’s not a great fit, there’s no pressure to stay put. But we believe God might have connected you with us to be a part of building a safe place for others to find refuge in Jesus.
Whether you are exploring faith for the first time or new to the city and looking to connect with a church, there’s a place for you here.
LOVING WELL, ONE PERSON AT A TIME
We believe Jesus is the safe place that we can all run to. He is someone who loves us and listens to us.
So we are endeavoring to find sanctuary in Christ, be sanctuary together, and express sanctuary to the city.
For us, success is loving well, one person at a time.
God is building a wonderfully fun team from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds. We’re learning to laugh together, to be vulnerable together and to not take ourselves too seriously.
We think God’s all about relationships… and that he actually really likes us! So we’re learning to be a family together.
MEET TOM & JOSIE SHAW
Tom Shaw was born and raised in the UK, where he served as lead elder at The City Church in Canterbury. After helping plant many churches worldwide, Tom, along with his wife, Josie, and their three daughters, Daisy, Lily, and Poppy, felt God’s call to move across the pond to California, where Tom served on staff at Radiant Church for two years and published his first book, The Comfort Delusion.
They’ve now settled in San Francisco to plant Sanctuary Church. Alongside a deep passion to see churches started and strengthened both locally and globally, Tom has a deep love for curry, coffee, and conversation.
Tom & Josie would love the opportunity to hear your story and even pray for you. Fill out the form above to connect.
Over the first few years of our baby church, God has been so kind!
We developed our 2019-2020 Annual Report to chronicle where we’ve come from and dream together about where God might take us in the the future.
Or Annual Report also outlines the advisory teams we’ve assembled, our financial position and the organizations who’ve partnered with us.
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