We gather on Sundays to grow together in the gospel through prayer, praise and the preaching of God's word. After Sunday, we gather in homes to develop deeper friendships with our church family and neighbors.



Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God (Romans 15:7).

If you're new to Substance, come on out and make yourself at home! Our renovated warehouse in the heart of downtown Ashland has been designed to be a casual but creative space that reflects our love for God, people and the gospel.

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And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers (Acts 2:42).

Join us on Sundays at 10am as we gather together before the Lord in prayer, praise and preaching. We provide discipleship and care every Sunday for kids in kindergarten and under. Children grades 1st-4th worship with us in our main gathering before they're released for their own time of discipleship every week except for the last Sunday of the month (Family Sunday).

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And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people
(Acts 2:46-47)

We not only value worship, but we love food and fellowship, too! At the conclusion of our Sunday gathering, we like to hang out in our cafe to enjoy brunch and some good pour-over coffee, while meeting new people and catching up with old friends.

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Listen to Sermons

If you’ve missed a Sunday or want to get a sense of our preaching style, listen to past sermons here. 



In Christ and With Community


We believe that God has called the gathered church to grow in their knowledge of God and affection for Jesus as they become sanctified through the work of the Holy Spirit. We also believe that this vital investment in our spiritual growth happens most fruitfully in community with other believers. Our aim at Substance is to expand our vision of community and leadership development by providing different pathways that will help us experience growth both in Christ and with community.

Most of our Pathways break for the duration of the summer to allow for rest and reset. Check back here for more information as they start!

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Bible Basics

Join us upstairs every Sunday morning for a short class as we cover the foundational beliefs of our faith so that we can grow more deeply in our knowledge of the Gospel and affection for Jesus. 

Bible Basics will take place every Sunday morning from 9am-9:30am beginning on September 10th

Registration is not required for Bible Basics, but if you have questions or want to know more about the next gathering click below! (No Substance Kids classes are offered during Bible Basics)

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Gathers Sunday mornings at 10am 

101 South St. W.
Ashland, OH 44805

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