Since 1950, we have been a vibrant faith community in San Jose with a rich history of ministry to our local area and across the world.

 

Why we exist?

We exist to love God, love others and make disciples.

Our vision

Our vision is to be a community who depends on the grace and truth of the Gospel as we go out to transform lives by living and loving like Jesus.

Our values

Our foundational values are the Bible, the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, and Prayer. 


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind... and Love your neighbor as yourself.
— Matthew 22 37-39

What We Believe

 

THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD

The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind.

(2 Timothy 3: 15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2: 13; 2 Peter 1:21)

 

THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD

God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one. God is multi-dimensional and eternally self-existent. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1 & 2; John 8: 54-59; Matthew 28: 19)

 

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD

Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The scripture declares His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary death on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; His exaltation to the right hand of God.

(Matthew 1: 18-23; Hebrews 7: 26; 1 Peter 2: 22; 1 John 3: 4,5; Acts 2:22; Acts 10: 37-38; 2 Corinthians 15:4; Matthew 28: 1-6; Acts 1:9; Philippians 2: 9-11)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God and is the Third Person of the Trinity. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. The nine fruits of the Spirit are the byproduct of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body. We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts, but they must be exercised in an orderly way in the context of love. 

(Galatians 5: 22-23; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 31, 14:1, 26-33; 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13, Galatians 5: 22-23)


THE FALL OF MAN

Man was created in the image of God. However, by a voluntary act of will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden, a curse was pronounced, the process of physical death began, and man died spiritually. Sin separated mankind from God and left man in a fallen or sinful condition.

(Genesis 1:26; 2: 17; 3: 6; 14-19; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2: 11-18; Romans 3:23)

 

THE SALVATION OF MAN

The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ. He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. He offers each of us a pardon for our sins and wants us to become children of God. When we put our faith in Christ our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We are given eternal life. Our sins are forgiven.

(Acts 4: 12; John 14: 6; 1 Peter 2: 24; Hebrews 9: 26; John 1: 12)

 

THE CHURCH AND IT'S MISSION

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)

 

THE FINAL JUDGEMENT

There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works. Everyone whose name is not found in the Book of Life will be confined to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds.

(Matthew 25: 31-46; Romans 2: 1-9; Revelation 20: 11-15; 1 Corinthians 4:5)

 

THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE

God created the first marriage as a sacred covenant relationship between one man and one woman for the purposes of procreation, companionship, and dominion over creation, in keeping with the covenant relationship God himself established with his own creation (Genesis 2:15-24; Romans 1:16-32). Jesus blessed the marriage celebration between a man and a woman with his presence and his first public miracle, thereby affirming the traditional definition of marriage as a cornerstone of every culture and community

(John 2:1-11).