We are a church of people in the San Jose area whose lives have been profoundly changed by God and his son Jesus Christ. We believe growth with God is an ongoing process of seeking and requires support and love from others in the body of Christ. We are a community that cares about others and we are committed to helping wherever we can.
We believe the bible is the word of God. We don't believe that we have all the answers to understanding the bible, but we are endeavoring to grow and learn more.
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We are a church of seekers. We believe that none of us as mere human beings hold the truth, but that truth does exist. We value the pursuit of truth. We believe this requires humility and openness.
We recognize growth is a journey. We empower and encourage people to take ownership in their freedom to choose what they believe. We respect other faiths and views and find value and goodness in views other than our own. We welcome all wherever they may be in their spiritual journey.
We are passionate about seeking personal and spiritual growth. We believe that cannot be accomplished without others. God's provided the Body of Christ to support growth. We believe all people have struggles, have been hurt and need healing. The bible talks about this being our sin nature. In order to overcome these hurts it's important to have an environment of grace where people can talk about things without fear of condemnation and judgment. We recognize growth is a journey. There is no perfection.
We believe that those entrusted to lead God's people should be servants first and foremost. Anyone holding a role of leadership in our church must be living a lifestyle of humility, honesty, and caring for the needs of others above themselves. They must be willing to be transparent in their life and be accountable to others. The bible says a tree will be known by its fruit, so our leadership is expected to be demonstrating fruit in their ministry.
We believe in the power of the holy spirit. We seek to hear God's voice and to trust not in ourselves but walk by faith, supported by our church family.
We desire to reach out to others to share the peace, joy and freedom we've found in Christ. If you are located in the San Jose area, we want to meet you! Visit one of our Sunday Morning church services in Saratoga , search for a home fellowship near you , or contact us for any additional information.
Our Church's Fellowship Group Locations and Events
Searchlight Fellowship's main service meets on Sundays at the the beautiful Saratoga Community Center in Saratoga for those in the San Jose California area. However, Searchlight members host home fellowships across many areas of California surrounding San Jose, including Los Angeles, Los Gatos, San Francisco and more!
Our satellite fellowships host church home fellowships and services in the entire San Francisco bay area. These groups were formed for our community's convenience. For example, many members of the Los Angeles group are Searchlight Fellowship regulars who moved to the city for their acting careers.
Whether led by our senior pastor, Nancy Berwid, at our church in Saratoga, or a Searchlight Ambassador in another city in the area, Searchlight is a close community of people dedicated to Christ and one another.
We enjoy seeing our entire fellowship at our yearly retreats and workshops, such as The Dating Workshop, Journey to Freedom summer retreat and Seeker's Retreat. These weekend events bring us closer to God and enhance our lives and relationships! We welcome those who are not regular attendees to our events as well. For more information on our events, please contact us .