We exist to Gather the convinced and unconvinced into community where we Grow together as Jesus does His work of forgiving and renewing and then Go out to live for a story bigger than ourselves.
Gather, Grow, Go.
At the heart of this is the gospel of Jesus Christ: the Son of God dying and rising for sinners. His love enables us to welcome everyone. His power transforms anyone. And His coming kingdom beckons us to serve the world. At Grace we are committed to the historic core of Christianity as it is clearly expressed in Scripture. We aim to apply that core gospel message to all areas of life in 21st Century Silicon Valley.
In everything we do, we expect non-Christians to be watching and present and we will work to make them feel welcomed and cared for. We want our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces to be positively impacted by Christ through us.
On Sunday Mornings
This looks like:
- Historic, formative worship that walks us through the gospel, anchored in expository preaching and culminating in communion.
- Programs specifically designed for children to worship and grow in grace.
- Time for connecting with old friends and showing the welcome of Christ to visitors.
Throughout The Week
This looks like:
- Face-to-face pastoring where the preacher is accessible.
- Community Groups meeting across the South Bay where gospel relationships can flourish.
- Events, classes, and gatherings for men, women, and teens.
- Serving individuals inside and outside the congregation through personal relationships or ministry partners.
One particular way our mission is expressed is through a commitment to multiplication. We want to see many more gospel proclaiming congregations in the Bay Area and beyond. Grace Church began in Palo Alto in 2001 as Grace Silicon Valley. In 2010 a portion of the congregation began worshipping in Campbell, and became its own independent church in 2019. Grace South Bay came from a multiplying congregation, and we hope to be a multiplying congregation by planting more sites or churches.
Grace South Bay is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Presbyterian simply means rule by elders (which includes pastors), and we find its expression in various places in the Bible, particularly Acts 15. The elders lead and shepherd the congregation, and are formally connected to other pastors and elders in the PCA in the region. This connectionalism provides encouragement and accountability, protecting both elders and congregants.
Grace Silicon Valley was established in 2000 in Palo Alto, desiring to be a community centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ and committed to His mission. In 2010, Grace Silicon Valley launched a second site in the San Jose area and continued as a multi-site church until November of 2018, when the South Bay site became its own, independent, congregation – Grace South Bay.
We see the South Bay as a beautiful picture of God’s family – creative, diverse, inquisitive, and passionate and are thankful to be able to live and serve such an awesome community.