M.P. asks from San Jose, CA on July 06, 2008
Looking for a Good Christian Church near the Campus of San Jose State University
I have a 17 year old son that will be attending San Jose State University this fall. He will be new to the area. I would like for him to find a CHRISTIAN church to attend. Any suggestions?
J.D. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
Hi. Well I don't know of any right in the neighborhood, but I do attend a chuch called The Journey in South SJ. It is really easy to get to from the downtown area, and is near hwy 85 by Almaden Exressway.
It is actually held in the Pioneer HS auditorium. They have a really good, and strong college group I have heard. Some great kids there!They have a website talkinchurch.com.
S.L. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
The River Church Community actually meets on campus in the Union Hall. We haven't been in a few years, but it used to be quite the draw for younger adults. I know Pastor Jim Martin is still there.
E.C. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
Yes! The River meets right there on campus. This is a non-denominational church that spun off from our church South Hills Comm. church out here in Almaden. They started up in Cupertino but felt God called them to move to SJSU and have been there for at least five years. You can get all their info. on their webpage.
S.G. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
Bethel church on Winchester avenue. It's a great place for worship and has a fun college class too
N.M. answers from San Francisco on July 06, 2008
If he has transportation, he could try Bethel Church (bethel.org) which is a large church about 7 miles away. You could also have him check out the Christian clubs on campus. I believe San Jose State has both Campus Crusade for Christ and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. My husband and I both enjoyed their meetings at our colleges. They are great places to meet people and also to get an idea of where the good local churches are. Best Wishes!
D.B. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
"The River" is right there on campus and a great place to worship.
K.H. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
First Antioch Baptist Church on Julian between 5th and 6th has a small congregation, and a fairly full house, each Sunday. They are friendly and open...The church is also (I believe) the oldest African American based church in the state of CA. If your family is not AA, do let this dissuade your son. My family isn't and we received one of the most comfortable welcomes we ever have had at a church - warm and open without being swallowed up.
A.L. answers from San Francisco on July 07, 2008
At SJSU, The River Community Church uses the Student Union for church service and Kids Community on Sundays. It's a great church. Here's the website that you can check out and forward to your son. There are a lot of SJSU students who attend this church: http://www.the-river.org/
I hope you find this useful. The location will be absolutely awesome for your son.