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 comprises 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 year we've been diving into the Psalms as a way of connecting with God and one another more deeply, as well as to supplement the sermon series on the life of David in the main church service. We have a different person each week share some reflections on a Psalm and give us some questions to talk about in small groups. We've also been mixing it up a bit this quarter (Winter 2016) and hearing testimonies of what God's done in the lives of various members of the PBC community from time to time as well. 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.
We also have a weekly small group that meets for dinner and discussion in the home of an awesome PBC family, the Sids, on Thursday nights in Sunnyvale. Contact Daryl at email@example.com for more info or to let him know if you'd like to join!
For Stanford folks, we have an on-campus community called Oasis - join us anytime for dinner and Bible study on Monday nights and/or community nights on Thursdays!
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.
For more information about any of this, contact Liz (College Ministry) and/or find our "Ekklesia" FB group and join. All are welcome!