Church of the Week: South Bay Church, San Jose, CA
I had the opportunity to worship on a recent Sunday morning with my wife, son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren at South Bay Church in San Jose, California. The church is located off E. Brokaw Road in a sort of business park in North San Jose. It would not be the easiest church to find for the first time, but a determined visitor would probably not be disappointed.
The church's entry area and atrium are inviting and stimulating. A display of "app" logos on boxes supported the current teaching series, "Get Your Head Out of Your App." The coffee was easy to locate (an absolute must for a fallen, imperfect human being like myself). And I was encouraged to see a small area where books were offered for sale on the honor system (most of the books seemed to be remainders from past teaching series or small group studies).
The worship was good and loud and enthusiastic. We sat in the second row, so I couldn't see just how engaged everyone else was, but it connected just fine with me. And the worship team were clearly enjoying themselves as they worshiped. I like to see musicians enjoying themselves.
And the message from the Bible by senior pastor Andy Wood was top notch. It was topical and biblical, well-delivered and extremely useful.
South Bay Church worships in two locations--the North San Jose campus (above) and another in Sunnyvale. The church's website is http://southbaychurch.org/