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Welcome to the Church of Christ at Santa Clara


Truthseekers Church of Christ Santa Clara SCCOC Welcome

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

When you visit one of our Sunday services, you can expect to find a simple worship service that adheres to the teachings of the New Testament. When we assemble each Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10), we will worship God by:

Praying:  We are led by different men in our congregation (1 Timothy 2:1-8).

Singing:  The whole congregation joins together in praising God in song without the use of musical instruments (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). In case anyone is unfamiliar with one of the songs, the words are available in our songbooks and also on a screen in front of the auditorium. Many of our visitors choose to join us in singing, while others prefer simply to listen as we worship.

Taking Communion:  Every Sunday, our members remember Christ’s death by eating unleavened bread and drinking fruit of the vine (Acts 20:7). We sit quietly for a few minutes and reflect on how wonderful it is that God loved us enough to give his own Son for us!

Preaching:  We will enjoy a Bible lesson that lasts about 30 minutes (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:14).  Each lesson will take a Bible passage or biblical theme and explain what it means and how it applies to our lives.

Giving: Each member of this congregation contributes weekly to the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:2). We do not ask nor expect our visitors to give anything in the offering.

 Email: info@truthseekers.org

 Call:  +1408-241-0159


We love visitors! Whether you are a member visiting from another congregation, or someone who has never visited us before, you are welcome!

If you have questions about anything that we do, teach or believe, we hope you will ask us!

We’d love to get to know you better, and hope you will give us that opportunity!

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WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY:


I attended here shortly but it did create lasting memories and they did plant the seed that grew tremendously. I highly recommend. Good, godly people.

Testimonial Joe Z.
Joe Z.
'Good, godly people'

Great church family. Came to visit today and they were very welcoming . . . We would definitely come back when in the area.

Testimonial L.S.
L.S.
``Great Church Family'

This was my first time to worship with these saints in Santa Clara. They were very welcoming and friendly. There was a sweet spirit in the worship service. Hope to visit as my travels allow.

Testimonial John J.
John J.
``Welcoming and Friendly'

WHAT TO EXPECT

General Information

We are an independent, non-denominational church of Christ that earnestly attempts to model our faith and practice after the revelation of God through Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Here’s what you need to know if you’re checking us out:

We unashamedly believe that we were put here by a Creator God, that the Bible is his word, and that Jesus is his Son.

The Bible teaches clearly that this is a broken world, and that the cause of much of the heartache and tragedy that define the human experience is attributable to our sins. We have broken the perfect law of our Creator, and the consequences are horrifying. Death, disease, wars, and strife are, for the most part, the result of sinful human pride, compounded exponentially over time.

The Bible also teaches that God himself has launched a rescue operation to save us from our plight, and to give us hope of a better life here and, most importantly, for all eternity. At the heart of this intervention effort on behalf of sinful humanity is a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has died to redeem us from our sins. Consequently, a “fresh start” is possible – free of greed, cheating, deception, infidelity, and the selfishness that define most people’s lives. Jesus has come that we might have “life, and to have it abundantly” (John 10:10). In Jesus Christ, we have forgiveness, transformation, hope of eternal life, and a restoration of our true purpose.

What Do I Do When I Get There?

Just come, check us out, and enjoy the experience! When you visit our worship assemblies or public Bible classes, a friendly group of people will welcome you. Feel free to join a class, take a seat, and just silently observe. If you wish, you can join us as we worship God together. We typically sing praises, pray, and consider passages from God’s Word. You might be given the opportunity to fill out a “guest registration” form, if you wish, so that we can thank you for your visit and offer specific help in your spiritual journey.

Our Bible classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings are for all age groups. The kids have highly motivated teachers, and they love learning stories from the Bible. Adult classes cover topics that we all wrestle with in this challenging world.

Most of our honored guests enjoy visiting with us. We hope you will, too!

How Do I Become a Member?

The access to this gracious offer of salvation is conditional. Here are the Biblical terms that each of us must meet:

·       Hear the gospel message (Romans 10:17);

·       Believe in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31);

·       Repent of our past sins (Acts 17:30-31);

·       Confess our faith in Jesus (Matthew 10:32-33);

·       Be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16);

·       Remain faithful to the Lord (Acts 11:23).

The Lord planned the local church as a fellowship of local believers to work and worship together in a given community for mutual encouragement and to share Jesus’ saving message with others. The New Testament contains a simple blueprint for the worship, mission, and organizational structure of the church. Unfortunately, over the centuries human beings have hijacked God’s plan, complicated it, and built church structures that pander to sinful human impulses and divide believers over human doctrines.

We think that when you visit our worship assemblies and Bible classes, you will see an all-out effort to pursue genuine, New Testament Christianity. We are an imperfect group, but we are transparently striving to follow a divinely-revealed plan that is absolutely perfect. Lives are being changed, and God works powerfully among us!

Should I be Baptized?

The Bible mentions baptism (immersion in water) numerous times in the New Testament: John 3:5, Acts 2:38, Galatians 3:27, and 1 Peter 3:20 are just a few passages.

Water baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the sinless sacrifice for our sins.

We invite you to study with us if you have any questions about this vital subject.

THINGS TO KNOW FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT


We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (408) 241-0159

How do I get there?

You can find detailed schedule information here. Also, check out the map on this page for location.

Where should I park?

We have a parking lot adjacent to the building, with entrances on both Pomeroy and Lochinvar. Additionally, there is ample street parking.

What should I wear?

Some people dress up a bit, some dress more casually. Come check us out and you’ll get a feel for the culture here.

We do have a number of people with chemical sensitivities and other respiratory issues, so we respectfully request a fragrance-free environment for the comfort of all.

OTHER WAYS TO GET TO KNOW US


Study with us!

In addition to our regularly scheduled Bible classes at the building, our members are involved in a number of Bible studies that meet out in the community. Or, if you’d prefer, we’d be happy to study with you or your small group. Contact us for more information on our community studies or to set up a class!

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