What is the Church of God all about?

Church of God of San Jose exists "to guide people to be faithful followers of Christ."


We strive to be a church where people can come and experience God, not religion. Jesus came to start a movement, not an institution. We don't want to just "have church." We want to experience the power and presence of God in our worship and in our daily lives.


We are a fellowship that highly values LOVE. Learning to Love God and Love People is what being a follower of Jesus is all about (Matthew 22:36-40).  


We are a fellowship that highly values GRACE. The gospel is the "good news." Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world (John 3:16-17). Therefore, we believe that Christ's people should not be condemning or judgmental, but full of love and grace as they communicate to the world that Jesus died and rose again to bring forgiveness to anyone who will receive Him as their Lord and Savior.   


We believe that the Bible is God's Word and the sole authority for how we live our lives and how our fellowship is ordered.  


We want to be a joyful, fun place for people to find new friends and grow in their relationship with God.  

Our vision is to be "a thriving community of Christ followers who are continually connected to God, growing with others, serving with passion, and reaching the world."

FAQ

What are the worship gatherings like? 

We believe that a worship gathering should be a celebration, not a memorial service. We know that people have different musical preferences. Real worship transcends musical genres. Our worship team usually consists of a full band, and features a contemporary worship style. Traditional hymns and choruses are also included.    


In our worship gatherings, we worship and praise God, we teach from the Bible, we pray, and we take communion together (periodically). All our gatherings are modern but Biblical in nature. You will see people singing loudly or quietly assuming an attitude of prayer, clapping and raising their hands or simply standing reverently. We encourage all genuine expressions of Biblical worship during our services. Our goal in corporate worship is to realize and experience the presence of God and give thanks for who He is and what He has done.


What are the sermons like?

The messages at Church of God of San Jose are practical and relevant teachings from the Bible. We believe that God wants to be involved in our everyday lives, so we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand, even if you've never been to church. Listen to recent sermons here.


What should I wear?

We encourage you to dress casually (most people do) and relax! Just be you. 


Where and When are the Worship Gatherings? 

We're located at 937 Minnesota Ave., in the heart of Willow Glen. Worship services are on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. For a map or directions, click HERE.  


What about the kids? 

Church of God of San Jose specializes in kids. Kids love our Promiseland Children's Ministry. We have excellent nursery and pre-school care for all worship gatherings, as well as age-appropriate classes for children ages 4-12. Click here to learn more about our curriculum, teachers, and class-time!


What kind of church is Church of God of San Jose? 

We are an autonomous, evangelical, Christian church. For the purposes of cooperative missions, we identify with a movement known as the Church of God, based in Anderson, Indiana.