Welcome to Ekklesia!
College-age people are a very important part of the life of Peninsula Bible Church! Our college ministry, Ekklesia (Greek for "church"), centers on connecting college-age people both with one another and with the broader PBC community. PBC is a diverse and multi-generational church, and we love helping college-age people form meaningful relationships with friends and mentors of all ages (and careers, backgrounds, life experiences, etc.) with whom they can learn and grow. Many students also enjoy serving in the children's, jr. high, or high school ministries and in cooking meals for the recovery ministry.
Ekklesia is made up of students who attend nearby colleges and universities, such as Stanford, Santa Clara University, San Jose State, and De Anza College; college-age people who are working in the area; and students who are connected with PBC and attend college outside the area who come back and join us for summers and breaks. We seek to support each other in faith, grow together in love, and learn as a community what it looks like to have a relationship with God and apply the truths of the Scriptures to our day-to-day lives.
We meet together most Sunday mornings during the school year at 9:45 am upstairs in the D building to enjoy a delicious breakfast, spend time getting to know each other, and reflect on God's word. This quarter (Spring 2016) we've been exploring the topics of work, career, and calling, mixing in Biblical teaching with testimonies from various members of the PBC community. It's a great, relaxed time for college-age people to connect together before going to the main worship service at 10:45am. We offer rides from Stanford and Santa Clara U.
For Stanford folks, we also have an on-campus community called Oasis - check it out.
During the summer we take a break from Sunday morning breakfasts and instead get together as a whole community on Thursday nights for dinner, music, teaching, and discussion. Summer Ekklesia 2016 will meet from June 16th to August 18th.
For more information about any of this, contact Liz (College Ministry) and/or find our "Ekklesia" FB group and join. All are welcome!